Chokecherry

Chokecherry

by Ashleigh Flynn
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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:
12/03/2002
Label:
ASHLEIGH FLYNN
UPC:
0751937191025
catalogNumber:
2

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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
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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