Pedernal, a previous release of pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn's we really liked, and Canto is just as good - its aching melancholy and spare often moving melody lines hit the spot time and time again. With a Chilean septet, Alcorn was inspired by travelling in Chile and where Canto was recorded. It's mostly her tunes plus a song by the Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Instrumentally violin and flute are part of the blend with the three-part suite 'Canto.' at the heart of the album. Worth discovering.