Amy Ray - Holler LP
Of Special Note; This Double LP was recorded to tape and then transferred at the highest sample rate possible 192 K / 24 bit, and it stayed in that format for mastering and lacquer cutting so the vinyl is super high-quality sound. It's packaged in a gatefold jacket with lyrics, credits and photos. The 4th side features a special lullaby and an etching of it's story in pictures and a poem that Amy's Dad wrote her Mom when they were courting. Amy Ray, one-half of Grammy-winning folk duo Indigo Girls, releases Holler, her sixth solo album. Featuring 14 original tracks, Holler is inspired by traditional country, Southern rock, mountain music, gospel and bluegrass. Recorded with Ray's touring band at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, the album features vocal cameos by Vince Gill, Brandi Carlile, Justin Vernon and Rutha Mae Harris of The Freedom Singers and more. Ray explores love, addiction, immigration, despair, honky tonks, lie on the road, being born in the midst of the civil rights movement, and the constant struggle to find balance. Ray says: "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. There is a tip of the hat to the great Jim Ford 1969 release, Harlan County. With songs inspired by, the film Winters Bone; and the Appalachian poet Byron Herbert Reece; as well as the great writer, Toni Cade Bambara. Following my first 2104 country record, which was my 5th solo studio release, this record is a natural progression from the stillness of a Goodnight Tender to the friction, freedom and restlessness of a Holler, with the addition of strings and horns to bring the swagger".
- Disc 1 -1 Side A: Gracie's Dawn2 Sure Feels Good Anyway3 Dadgum Down4 Last Taxi Fare5 Side B: Old Lady Interlude6 Sparrow's Boogie7 Oh City Man8 Fine with the Dark9 Tonight I'm Paying the Rent- Disc 2 -1 Side C: Holler2 Jesus Was a Walking Man3 Sparrow's Lullaby4 Bondsman (Evening in Missouri)5 Didn't Know a Damn Thing6 Side D: Old Lady Dreaming (Bonus Track)