Erin McKeown - Distillation

Erin McKeown - Distillation
Release Date:
October 10, 2000
Recording Date:
October, 1999 - January, 2000
Recording Location:
Sackamusic Studios, Amherst, MA
Alternative Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock

Distillation is an excellent name for this album. Rather than being of derivative of roots music, bluegrass, country blues, and folk, McKeown distills these genres. She melted down these styles, incorporated the spirit of them, and came up with her own voice. All but one track here is original. They reach back into remote, rustic regions for sounds and ideas. McKeown is a mirror that reflects it all in new form. The Virginia native comes up with a sound that is part gypsy jazz, part blues, part folk-pop. The one cover is an excellent rendition of a Tin Pin Alley classic, "Mustn't Kick It Around."

Queen of Quiet / Erin McKeownErin McKeown1:48
Blackbirds / Erin McKeownErin McKeown4:25
Didn't They? / Erin McKeownErin McKeown2:16
La Petite Mort / Erin McKeownErin McKeown3:01
The Little Cowboy / Erin McKeownErin McKeown4:04
Daisy and Prudence / Erin McKeownErin McKeown4:53
Fast as I Can / Erin McKeownErin McKeown4:46
You Mustn't Kick It Around / Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersErin McKeown2:19
How to Open My Heart in 4 Easy Steps / Erin McKeownErin McKeown5:55
Dirt Gardener / Erin McKeownErin McKeown3:36
Love in 2 Parts / Erin McKeownErin McKeown3:44

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