Patti Witten & Prairie Doll
Perhaps a lightly sweetened Lucinda Williams. Hooky songs, driving grooves and large doses of poetry.
This 6-song EP captures a mostly live-in-the-studio one-day session recorded in the summer of 2000 (see Patti Witten's solo CDs "Sycamore Tryst" and "Land Of Souvenirs").
"Patti Witten sounds quite a bit like Joni Mitchell in rock mode," writes Michael Devlin, Music Matters Review. "She has that rare quality of being able to rock convincingly without pushing or raising the volume. Although this is an EP, there is a full album's worth of favorite tunes."
Along with songwriting credits, Witten handles acoustic guitar and lead vocal. Rich DePaolo is on electric guitar, Doug Robinson plays bass and Bill King covers drums. Rich DePaolo has performance and studio production credits including Donna The Buffalo, Jennie Stearns, and the Burns Sisters. Bassist Doug Robinson has played with Martin Simpson, Bob Brozman, the Burns Sisters, and Tom Paxton, and with Simpson, Darroll Anger and Shelly Phillips on a PBS-TV documentary soundtrack. Drummer Bill King has worked with Hank Roberts, Douglas September and the Boston Pops.
Track 6, "Call The Angels," was selected for "The World Will Remember," the Sept. 11 benefit CD compilation from CD Baby artists. Rambles says, "Call The Angels' is, for me, the best offering ... a song I can totally identify with, remembrances of all those who've gone ahead of us, wishing you could have that last conversation, to say the things you never got a chance to say, or didn't say when you did have time." Go find it now.
Get this CD in the for only $5 when you buy three CDs from the $5 special gallery. Profits will still be donated to the Red CRoss.