140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record
2018 solo album from Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls
Recorded live to analog tape; mixed and mastered at 24-bit/192kHz
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Gatefold 150-gram double LP, etching on side D
For her sixth solo album Holler, the Indigo Girls' Amy Ray found a roots vibe that spoke to her.
"The band and I recorded Holler live to analog tape at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, over a 10 day period in January 2018. The album is inspired by traditional country, southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass. It fits in the Americana genre. The songs are all my own compositions and tell stories of late nights, love, addiction, immigration, despair, honkytonks, growing up in the south, touring for decades, being born in the midst of the civil rights movement, and the constant struggle to find balance in the life of a left-wing Southerner who loves Jesus, her homeland and its peoples," Ray writes.
Among her inspirations for the album, there is a tip of the hat to the great Jim Ford 1969 release, Harlan County. And songs inspired by the film Winter's Bone; and the Appalachian poet Byron Herbert Reece; as well as the great writer, Toni Cade Bambara.
Ray, who founded Indigo Girls with Emily Saliers in the early-1980s, recorded Holler with the members of her touring band at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C. The follow-up to 2014's Goodnight Tender includes 14 new originals and guest appearances by banjoist Alison Brown, guitarist Derek Trucks and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist Kofi Burbridge, with vocals provided by Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Justin Vernon, Phil Cook, Vince Gill, Lucy Wainwright Roche and Rutha Mae Harris of The Freedom Singers.
|Gracie's Dawn||Sure Feels Good Anyway||Dadgum Down||Last Taxi Fare||Old Lady Interlude||Sparrow's Boogie||Oh City Man||Fine with the Dark||Tonight I'm Paying the Rent||Holler||Jesus Was a Walking Man||Sparrow's Lullaby||Bondsman (Evening in Missouri)||Didn't Know a Damn Thing|