If you've got a hankerin' for some splendid americana then this is an album I heartily recommend.
It's five blisteringly beautiful rootsy tracks by Samantha Crain and The Midnight Shivers called 'The Confiscaion EP'.
Her voice is similar to that of Erin Mckeown with a bit more chew and drawl and her music is in the tradition of folk that blossomed from the early days of bands with jugs and washboards. In fact she put out an EP prior to this called "i'm going to meet the devil and i don't know what to wear" that drops a couple notches even closer to that end.
I'm not sure if the "i'm going to meet the devil and i don't know what to wear" EP is still available but you can always hit her myspace profile and ask. It's worth your time -- neat little CD -- very raw.
I do know that as of this writing you can get 'The Confiscation EP' direct from her and that's the method I recommend. As much as I love CD Baby -- the more money you can get directly to the artist the better as far as I'm concerned.
Samantha Crain is a seriously underrated artist. It takes about a minute of your time to hear for yourself via the samples included here or the player on her myspace profile.
Tip: Try 'Beloved, We Have Expired'
You'll thank me later for this...
Samples - Double Click a Track to Listen
- Samantha Crain -
i'm going to meet the devil and i don't know what to wear EP (2006 Green Corn Rebellion Music)
All songs by Samantha Crain © 2006
1.) devils in boston
2.) house of love
3.) hold each other up
4.) river run, rock roll
5.) 400 blows
6.) goodbye darlin
- Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers -
The Confiscation EP (2007)
All songs by Samantha Crain © 2007
1.) The River
2.) Beloved, We Have Expired
3.) Traipsing Through the Aisles
4.) In Smithereens, the Search for Affinity
5.) The Last Stanchion Goes Belly Up
Links for Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers: