Misty Boyce [2010]

Misty Boyce [2010]

by Misty Boyce


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Misty Boyce [2010]

Only a few groups (The Silos, Tragically Hip, Los Lobos among them) have ever come close to capturing the true spirit of the Band. Many have tried, but most have fallen miserably flat. Bolsa de Agua is album number four for the Gourds, but with the recent addition of journeyman alt-country six-stringer Max Johnson, all the pieces are in place: players with several instruments in their expertise, a compassion for a wide variety of traditional American music forms, a carefree studio vibe, lyrics that even when they seem tossed off are pure poetry, and distinct voices that can take on many different personalities. Mixing bluegrass, honky tonk, gospel, and a passing strain of Dixieland or Appalachian dance music (and spicing it all up with unorthodox arrangements), the Gourds have created as original a template for Americana music as that group that called Woodstock home did with their first two albums, Music From Big Pink and The Band. Even traditional-sounding country tunes like "Meat off the Bone" and "O Rings" are more than just exercises in genre, since songwriters Johnston, Jimmy Smith, and {|Kev Russell|} write with a dust-bowl poetic determination and a wry sense of irony. A country-gospel-like "Jesus Christ (With Signs Following)" is, in fact, a story on just how little a difference faith can make in the bitter realities of life.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2010
Label: Modern Vintage Rec.
UPC: 0643157409854
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 216239

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Misty Boyce   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Matt Basile   Bass
Yuiko Kamakari   Violin
Doug Yowell   Drums
Eshy Gazit   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Yoed Nir   Cello
Elissa Cassini   Violin
Thad DeBrock   Guitar
Beth Meyers   Viola
Jamie Alegre   Drums
Guy Figer   Violin
Amir Shiff   Viola
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums

Technical Credits

Misty Boyce   Composer
Eshy Gazit   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Patrick Ermlich   Producer
Nick Africano   Composer

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