KATRINA L. MOSS is no stranger to the music industry. Having worked with a plethora of well-known and accomplished musicians, including jazz great Phil Upchurch, Dave Williams, co-writer of the Smokey Robinson hit, 'Same Ole Song', jazz pianist John Fluker-who has worked with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Gladys Knight, among others, Katrina's musicianship holds it's' own. From the southern slopes of America to the western plains in Africa, she has endeared audiences with the gift of song. The Arkansas native has even performed & headlined, at the age of sixteen, with her band at the Dallas Convention Center. As well as having written songs for other artists, Katrina L. Moss also is an accomplished author & poet--which is, one might assess, how she has the ability to write songs from an almost miasmic poetic vain, with just the right flavor of a smooth jazz vibe. She has this uncanny Mahalia Jackson/Nina Simone-like vibrato in her voice; (not to mention a similar style of grace.) And her unpretentious graceful approach equals that of her refreshing demeanor. Flipping between her Cleopatra-like ironed out ebony hairstyle, to her splendidly regal(!) let-it-curl wash 'n' go woolly-hair coiffure, the lovely Katrina L. Moss rocks her natural mane on & off the stage, with a confidence that shines through; from her soul's reflection right in to her songs. Having been born in small town Arkansas to very loving & socially-conscience parents, and a Philosophy major at UCLA during college, her presence clearly reflects a profound comfort & self-love in knowing who she is, and from whence she came. It comes through in the caressing soul in her voice, which relaxes and enraptures you. Having written every song on the CD-with the exception of one, a cover tune, which she arranged for her own relaxing vocal style, this project compilation certainly validates her among one of the finest singer/songwriters. She presents each song with wonderful ease, with a delivery that will on some songs move you to tears; on others, to joy. Each song affirming why she sings. Every song takes you on a journey, mesmerizes and convicts you. She sometimes even writes metaphorically to juxtapose the message that true faith will lead you to that same place of redemption, if you but trust. There is a sense of depth of spirituality which seems she clearly understands and walks. As Katrina puts it, quote 'whatever your question in life, whatever your dilemma, whatever your most remotest of thought, there is a Source to which you can go. This Source outweighs all of man's comprehension, yet holds all of man's thought' unquote. With that being said, I for one have listened, and am moved to hear more and more! She brings one into remembrance, that all will be okay. When asked once who are some of her greatest influences, she simply replied, 'it's not so much who as it is what; what are some of my greatest influences?: I would have to say love, hope, character, kindness, strength. Yeah...I would have to say ALL of those things.' So, to that, I say...no fluff here; Katrina L. Moss is truly the real deal -- through and through. A mature & refreshing soulful sound, with a spiritual message of substance. How divine.