Lullabies & Cautionary Tales
With a sound blending Roots, Americana, Alt Country & Old School Rock n' Roll, she calls Western Gothic, E. Christina Herr's songs are a weather report drifting between the romance and tragedy of the past and the sometimes stark reality of the present. Lullabies & Cautionary Tales opens with the western gothic "How To Fall", a compassionate ode to a troubled friend... Followed by "One Road", a melodic journey that takes a turn off the paved road into the desert and wanders down to the end of the sky. "Whiskey Flats" a song of lost love and learning what it means to feel truly alone. "In Memory" is an upbeat homage to 60's rock songs. The old time cowboy country waltz "Going Back" reminisces about a once home town now a ghost town. "Devil Wind" comes in like a lion and goes out the same way. "Showdown" sings of stolen love and the cost of betrayal. The hard driving intense cadence and eerie background vocals of "The Ballad of Clara Mae", ponder the idea of "what is a backyard and who's is it anyway'? "Only Believers" with it's Latin flavor evokes a sleepy southwestern town where Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett would have swapped shots of whiskey as they decided each others fate. "Sidewinder" whips across the sand leaving a trail of questions about lies and truth. The images in the song "Waiting" slide by the window view of a slow moving train crossing the American landscape. The album ends with the rockabilly anthem "Doggone Lonesome" an upbeat shuffle in tribute to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Janis Martin, Wanda Jackson and all Christina's early musical inspirational heroes and heroines. Christina's crystal clear alto voice and unique tremolo vibrato richly contrasts with the electric twang of a vintage Fender Telecaster and the acoustic soul of a weathered Gibson J200. Combined with a tight, sparse rhythm section moving from cowboy waltzes to dance shuffles to hard driving road songs she paints a musical landscape that is as much felt as it is heard. She has been compared to the likes of Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Chrissie Hynde. The band, Wild Frontier, reflects influences from Neil Young, Crazy Horse to Don Rich, of Buck Owens band, to the Spaghetti Western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone. Christina & Wild Frontier make their homes in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. Lullabies & Cautionary Tales Available from: EChristinaHerr.com CDBaby Myspace Itunes Amazon.com Contact and Booking Information: Western Gothic Productions 505-890-8924 EChristina@EChristinaHerr.com.
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