Folk-blues vocalist/songwriter Karen Almquist is something of the equal North California folk picture that spawned the late Kate Wolf, and Almquist collaborates with a lot of Wolf’s music associates. Actually, Almquist’s debut record, 1996’s Tracking of your time, was made by Wolf’s longtime musical partner, Nina Gerber. Nevertheless, Almquist comes with an earthier audio and more powerful vocal presence compared to the relatively weedy Wolf, and appears like her biggest musical impact is certainly Bonnie Raitt’s first, bluesiest albums. Like Raitt, Almquist is certainly both an excellent vocalist and a stinging bottleneck glide player. Because the discharge of Tracking of your time, Almquist has continuing playing the membership circuit in North California and Oregon, aswell as folk celebrations nationwide.