Coal is an album by American country music singer Kathy Mattea, released on April 1, in criticized her treatment of "Coming of the Roads" as "prosaic" and wrote that she added nothing to the Merle Travis song "Dark as a Dungeon". Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Coal - Kathy Mattea on AllMusic - - Although she's moved steadily. Produced by Marty Stuart, COAL is an important work, in that Mattea brings the heartbreak The album opens with two Jean Ritchie songs, The L&N Don't Stop Here Coal Tattoo (in a great band performance) and The Coming of the Roads. Blue Diamond Mines. Kathy Mattea. 3. Red-Winged Blackbird. Kathy Mattea. 4. Lawrence Jones. Kathy Mattea. 5. Green Rolling Hills. 7, Sally In The Garden, 8, You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive, 9, Dark As A Dungeon, 10, Coming Of The Roads, 11, Black Lung/Coal, Kathy Mattea, the beloved, Grammy-winning singer of such classics as “18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses,” The songs on Coal are more than just mining songs. Where “Lawrence Jones” speaks to the violence and risks endemic to mining, the standout “Red-Winged Blackbird” addresses the same theme but infuses it. Stream Coal by Kathy Mattea and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with .. coal miners had for Celtic music), "Dark as a Dungeon" ( describing the life inside the coal mines), and the environmental cry in "Coming of the Roads. Coal Tattoo and Dark as A Dungeon reflect this deep pride along with the This is a rare chance to hear the story and some of the music from Kathy's COAL project. It is a life that, as Mattea sings in the song "Lawrence Jones," can " shatter to the vocal melodies on "Blue Diamond Mines," while Mattea vocals carry the.