Kathy Mattea (whistling, acoustic guitar, percussion); Kathy Mattea (vocals, whistle); Paul Martin (vocals); Steve Sturm (steel guitar); Eamonn O'Rourke (mandolin, fiddle); Jim Hoke (harmonica, background vocals); Paul Martin (accordion, background vocals); Mick Conley (toy piano); Rick Blackwell (bass guitar, background vocals); Jim Brock (drums, cajon drums, percussion); Shirley Settles, Darrell Scott, The Settles Connection, Terry Wilson , Todd Suttles, Randy Sharp, Calvin Settles, Odessa Settles (background vocals); Bill Cooley (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, dobro, bouzouki); Randy Leago (sitar, alto flute, bass flute, harmonica, accordion, Wurlitzer organ, percussion); Carson Whitsett (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Suzy Bogguss (background vocals).
High Horse Studio, Nashville, TN; Highlands Digital, Nashville, TN; Kings Wood Studio, Charlotte, NC; Mick's Mix, Nashville, TN; Minnesota Man Studios, Nashville, TN; Playground Studios, Nashville, TN; Pure Music, Nashville, TN.
Having long transcended her country music roots, Kathy Mattea explores further afield in this folk- and world music-flavored set. Mattea has made a career out of a single-minded pursuit of her own muse, and here, just for the heck of it, she includes a bluegrass-tinged Stones cover in "Gimme Shelter," as well as John Fogerty's "Down on the Corner," done to a swaying New Orleans shuffle, and the old gospel standard "Wade in the Water." With the rest of the album consisting of well-chosen songs by her contemporaries (and one original, the simply arranged, beautiful "Give it Away"), RIGHT OUT OF NOWHERE further consolidates Mattea's reputation as a talented and eclectic artist.