Chokecherry

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Ashleigh Flynn and her collaborators have combined the best elements of folk and rock to create an evocative soundscape on Chokecherry. The lyrics to songs like "Borrow" and "Isa" may say "singer/songwriter", but the Wurlitzers, electric guitars, and drums that back them up say "pop
ock." The arrangements vary quite a bit from song to song, jumping from the vinyl samples on "Don't You Believe" to the lap steel of the title cut. Parts of "Carry Me" border on noisy rock, while "Choke Cherry" verves close to alternative country. This sonic diversity guarantees that the listener never allows the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Ashleigh Flynn and her collaborators have combined the best elements of folk and rock to create an evocative soundscape on Chokecherry. The lyrics to songs like "Borrow" and "Isa" may say "singer/songwriter", but the Wurlitzers, electric guitars, and drums that back them up say "pop
ock." The arrangements vary quite a bit from song to song, jumping from the vinyl samples on "Don't You Believe" to the lap steel of the title cut. Parts of "Carry Me" border on noisy rock, while "Choke Cherry" verves close to alternative country. This sonic diversity guarantees that the listener never allows the album to fade into the background. The pop
ock arrangements, with a heavy rhythmic underpinning, also provide lots of cushion for Flynn's warm, resonant vocals. A number of players -- bassist Leila Chieko, drummer Brian West, and guitarist Chris Funk -- provide steady support on Chokecherry, while Nancy Hess' mix makes sure they all sound great. The last three songs -- "Undertow," "Evermore," and "Everything" -- bring the album to a satisfying conclusion. While the album -- at 40 minutes -- may seem a bit short by CD standards, many listeners will prefer ten solid songs over filler. With pleasant vocals, good songs, and a wonderful sound, Chokecherry should receive a warm welcome from the alternative folk crowd.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2002
  • Label: ASHLEIGH FLYNN
  • UPC: 751937191025
  • Catalog Number: 2

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barrow (3:58)
  2. 2 Isa (3:58)
  3. 3 Falling Far (2:56)
  4. 4 Devil's Pass (3:09)
  5. 5 Carry Me (4:05)
  6. 6 Don't You Believe (5:07)
  7. 7 Chokecherry (4:06)
  8. 8 Undertow (4:45)
  9. 9 Evermore (2:48)
  10. 10 Everything (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashleigh Flynn Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Nancy Hess Organ, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Brian West Drums
Peter Schwimmer Banjo
Joe Barber Sampling
Ezra Holbrook Drums, Keyboards
Chris Funk Dobro, Electric Guitar, Sampling, Lap Steel Guitar
Jenny Conlee Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Michael Partlow Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Nancy Hess Engineer, drum programming
Tony Lash Mastering
Brian West Contributor
Gregg Williams Engineer, drum programming
Joe Barber Drum Samples
Simon Widdowson Engineer
Ashleigh Flynn Producer
David Hughes Engineer
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