Howling Trains and Barking Dogs

Howling Trains and Barking Dogs

by Cindy Bullens


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Howling Trains and Barking Dogs

Cindy Bullens has been waiting quite a while to deal these cards of life in a musical way. Though there are two new compositions, Bullens wrote the bulk of this material between 1990 to 1995, at a time when she was not as active performing, but took an inspirational trip to Nashville from her Portland, ME home. Some 20 years later, these songs see new life, as Bullens and her band rock them out. Some country creeps into the equation, but it's mostly a steady stream of 4/4 beats and attitude that drives Bullens's solid, soulful voice and electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, or harmonica. She also co-authored many of these tunes with well-known figures like Matraca Berg and Radney Foster. Her main accompanists are recording engineer Bill Colwell, who adds bass, keyboards, accordion, or backing vocals; drummer Ginger Cole; and string master Stephan B. Jones. With select special guests on each track, they play strong songs like slow, steady rockers "Love Gone Good," "Can't Stop This Train," and with Foster, a Nashville pop-type signature tune "Whistles & Bells" done originally by the Dixie Chicks. Foster also contributes a redo of his hit "Labor of Love" which sounds like it could have come straight from the songbook of the Eagles. There's also a boogie featuring Colwell's piano and vocal group the Ordinaires, an autobiographical number, and more acoustic-based music included in this granite-like set of music that has crossover AOR and adult contemporary potential.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
Label: M.C. Records
UPC: 0607735006620
catalogNumber: 66

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cindy Bullens   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Ordinaires   Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman   Background Vocals
Deborah Holland   Background Vocals
David Mansfield   Fiddle
Ginger Coté   Percussion,Drums
Justin Maxwell   Bass,Electric Upright Bass
Stephan B. Jones   Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Reid Bullens-Crewe   Background Vocals
Bob Colwell   Organ,Bass,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Matraca Berg   Composer
Bill Lloyd   Composer
Anderson   Composer
Cindy Bullens   Composer,Producer
Wendy Waldman   Composer
Radney Foster   Composer
Mary Ann Kennedy   Composer
Jimmy Tittle   Composer
Kye Fleming   Composer
Bob Colwell   Engineer

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