Well folks, here it is, the brand-new music and photography project, SURGERY.
Eleven folk tunes and standards,
recorded last month at home in Montopolis, Texas during a rainstorm.
As you may know, I recently had major surgery for a chronic medical condition.
This project has been set up as a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards medical expenses.
The album was conceived in the weeks before surgery as a way to transcend fears
and the stress of chronic illness through music...and dangit, it worked!
I am excited to be able to share it with you now.
Please make a donation of any amount to the medical fund:
Then download the album free*:
~~~~~~THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!~~~~~~~
'SURGERY' by Amy Annelle
GREY FUNNEL LINE (written by Cyril Tawney, 1959; after June Tabor & Maddy Prior)
NEW RIVER BLUES (written by Michael Hurley, 2006)
THE BONNY SHIP THE 'DIAMOND' (traditional, 1820s; after the Watersons)
TRASH FISH (FISHIN' ALL DAY) (written by Ralph White, 1992)
QUIET (written by Malvina Reynolds, 1966)
BLACK IS THE COLOR (traditional; after Jean Ritchie)
TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS (Bob Nolan, 1935)
I ONCE LOVED A LASS (traditional, British Isles; after Ewan MacColl)
THAT OLE DEVIL CALLED LOVE (written by Doris Fischer & Allan Roberts, 1944; after Billie Holiday)
TRAVELING PEOPLE (written by Ewan MacColl, 1964; after Gordon Bok)
OVER THE RAINBOW (written Yip Harburg & Harold Arlen, 1939)
Recorded one rainy weekend in December 2014
by Amy Annelle at home in Montopolis, Texas.
Mixed by Craig Ross.
Amy Annelle: guitars, voices, shruti box & drones, percussion, tin whistle, chimes.
Ike & David: backing vocals on track 4.
Auxiliary hollering, boasting, barking and leafblowing as they occurred.
*Do you loathe digital music and/or digital fundraising?
Fellow luddites, take heart!
A handmade CD version of this album is available
for a donation of any amount.
Donations may be sent via the regular old postman,
who will haul ass through my neighborhood in his little right-hand drive truck,
delivering your parcel surreptitiously after sunset:
HIGH PLAINS SIGH
6003 Ponca Street
Montopolis, Austin, TX 78741
Fare Forward, with love!
xxHigh Plains Sighxx