It’s not a crime. I have this thing about female singers with a tang of country about them, and although I’ve recently acquired terrific CDs of Bobbie Gentry and Iris de Ment, I’m always happy to look for more. These days, it’s so easy. From reviews I’d gathered a list of eight possibles, and then I can trawl through Youtube and various websites, getting a taste of what they have to offer. Limiting myself to one purchase (such restraint) I’ve narrowed down to Patty Griffin’s American Kid – tough, tuneful and still great even after I’ve played it to death.