Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle itself can both still remember the night when they met. It was nearly 30 years ago, as Earle to invited the singer-songwriter, the opening act of an acoustic concert by him in the Iron Horse in North Hampton, Massachusetts occur. Although it only a few fleeting pleasantries exchanged that night together in the dressing room, remained a strong impression.
"I thought she was amazing," says Earle, "it was a real, true folk singer." It was at that time a big fan of him was to Colvin recalls, "so I was thrilled to meet him." Steve's brilliant, someone who creates with simple means a profound effect. I love his voice and his songs. He has everything what it takes. "
can Everybody in the audience would have guessed that night the critics cheering, the Grammys, the major influence on popular music, the two should claim to be artists soon. Colvin and Earle were already on their way in the league of the greatest living songwriter America. Now, the two old friends and mutual admirers found again to a named after them debut album "Colvin Earle "record, an outstanding oeuvre in their respective, traversed by highlights and masterpieces Discography!
Their collaboration began two years ago with a call from Colvin, who had just returned from a joint tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter, a new experience for the commonly occurring solo musician. "I found out that it's great fun to stand for an entire evening with someone else on stage to contact times in the background, several voices to sing, play the rhythm guitar, by an artist I admire, inspired and to be entertained. even though I very well can cope on tour alone, and it is also my thing, which was a nice change, this camaraderie and repartee with someone on stage to have. So I thought about who I still otherwise like to do would be, and immediately fell Steve to me. "
Before their first joint show there was no trial, just a sound check, but the spark was immediately over. The repertoire evolved organically by first sequentially songs and stories recited that accompanied the others gradually with voice and guitar. The local press was jubilant, celebrated their shows as "almost perfect match" (Albany Times Union), wrote that she "inspired each other to greater heights at" (The Morning Call), was lucky "two of the largest of their profession" to experience together ( Cleveland Plain dealer).
The almost magical chemistry of their votes before the background of guitars and mandolins unfolded perfectly on songs like Earles "Someday", the Colvin 1994 to their Grammy nominated album "Cover Girl" recorded - "at a time when the world is me had written, and I myself am also "admits Earle.
So once found the 61-year-old the concerts that he proposed to include a whole album in the spirit of this joint tour, for which he wrote brand new material and great songs picked for covers, including "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones and "Raise The Dead "by Emmylou Harris. With an all-star band hid themselves in the house of their mutual friend Buddy Miller (Robert Plant) in Nashville. Here the guitarist Richard Bennett were (the on Earles groundbreaking "Guitar Town" album plays), the drummer Fred Eltringham (Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves) and bassist Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin Wood / The Wood Brothers. With Miller at the helm as producer and baritone guitarist (Earle calls him the greatest living country singer and a guitarist Monster) took them in half weeks 14 songs. Masterfully give the new arrangements the acoustic live feeling of Colvin Earle has a larger frame, between moments of subtle grace and rough ground.
"Our approach in the studio was: If you can sing and play the song already simultaneously, he is no longer fresh as a daisy - no more missile technology, take the" says Colvin laughing. After one or two samples, the tape ran. "We had the lyrics to music stands, because we had not yet learned." An impressive revelation, given the conviction and authority with which Colvin Earle have made the characters of their songs as his own. Songs that they composed together out of the moment. Colvin sprinkled here and there a line to. Earle was rounded off with the refrain or a chord progression. Baffled very first song "Come What May" as their creative process has led to a great whole. "Tell Moses" is a rollicking forming between Egypt and Missouri Folk Gospel while "Happy and Free" paradigm fOr Colvin Earles impressive ability is both simple and deep acting. Melancholy music moments like on "The Way That We Do" and "You're Right (I'm Wrong)" come personal experiences of both near sensitive. "We have been around for a while and have both our abysses, over which we can write," says Earle with a short laugh. "One can not be so often married as I was, and still think that it is the fault of others, that no relationship holds."
Besides the already mentioned cover versions there is a new version of "You Were On My Mind" (Earle's choice) on the new album, the clever members of the versions of Ian Sylvia and The We Five's combined, also a bluesy new recording of "Tobacco Road" the Nashville Teens (Colvin's choice). The perhaps most moving moment comes on the last track. It begins with lines, written by Buddy Miller's wife Julie. "A few years ago Handed me Julie two stanzas of an unfinished song," reflected Colvin. "After I myself had continued to write it, I showed it to Steve, who fell in love with the song and spontaneously wrote the choruses." You're Still Gone "I am very touched, because my father has recently died. Julies lines suggested me to About him to write. " Only after it was revealed that Julie Miller had written about her deceased brother.
This deep emotional connection, the spiritual bond between the parties, the chemistry and magic between artists, apparently can read the thoughts of others, makes the album greater than the (not insignificant) sum of its parts. No one would have thirty years ago in the Iron Horse can predict that Colvin Earle not only a stage, but also a band and one of the best albums of their respective careers share with each other would - even if that evening was in North Hampton the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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