Black Belt Eagle Scout (2019)

Portland, OR

Saddle Tree Records helped announce a new, vital voice in music when it re-released Black Belt Eagle Scout’s debut Mother of My Children in 2018. The solo record by Portland’s Katherine Paul (born in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community) is a tidal wave of grief—for a lover, a friend taken too soon and the ongoing colonization of ancestral land — through imploring lyrics, hazy but tense guitar and Paul’s achingly tender voice.