Where We Live

Where We Live

by Tanya Savory
     
 

The songs on Where We Live revolve around place and dislocation: remembrance is used as a way of honoring what's come before, and meditations dwell in times and places that have passed by barely noticed. As on her two previous releases, Tanya Savory continues looking toward location for identity and for minute details in big…  See more details below

Overview

The songs on Where We Live revolve around place and dislocation: remembrance is used as a way of honoring what's come before, and meditations dwell in times and places that have passed by barely noticed. As on her two previous releases, Tanya Savory continues looking toward location for identity and for minute details in big pictures. To that mix she adds some uncharacteristically biting criticism of her current hometown, Nashville, and it's sleek, pop-ensconced and inauthentic musical and cultural aesthetic. "All these folks from far away/in boots that they bought yesterday" sums up the town's tourism, and of it's current music scene she sings, "it lost the grit and it lost the twang.../can't understand how it took three guys to write that song." She also throws in some rare-to-her-material romantic love on "Losing Me," but manages to tie in a road metaphor when she likens looking for a relationship's end to putting an ear to a train track. Musically Where We Live combines piano balladry with traditional country and bluegrass instrumentation, and finds a low-key, folk-based groove akin to that of Nanci Griffith and John Gorka.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Philo / Umgd
UPC:
0011671123226
catalogNumber:
711232

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tanya Savory   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmony
Claire Lynch   Harmony
Pat McInerney   Percussion
John Mock   Concertina,Harmonium,Human Whistle
Deanie Richardson   Fiddle
Wanda Vick   Dobro,Mandolin
Missy Raines   Bass
Pam Gadd   Banjo,Harmony
Mark Burchfield   Bass
Nancy Given Gardner   Percussion,Drums,Harmony
Eric Holt   Organ
Jim Hurst   Guitar,Harmony
Michael Daly   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Claire Lynch   Liner Notes
Toby Mountain   Mastering
Ben Surratt   Engineer
Kim House   Producer

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