319057

$20.00

Petunia & the Vipers - ST

Format: LP
Label: Petuniamusic TRP 00103
Year: 2011
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: country, rockabilly
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: $20.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 2010's, New Brunswick, Canadian Rockabilly & Early Cdn R&R

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
The Cricket Song
Mercy
Maybe Baby Amy
Bright Light
Yes, Baby Yes

Side 2

Track Name
Gitterbug
Stardust
Never, Never Again), The Ballad of Handsome Ned
Broken Down Love Song

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Information/Write-up

Sometime Vancouverite, full-time yodellin' cowboy Petunia often presents, live and on CD, a stripped-down take on roots music, with his obvious musical antecedents being Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. His new LP - his first full-length to come out on vinyl (with bonus tracks on the CD) - vastly expands his domain, with energetic rockabilly rave-ups ('Maybe Baby Amy', replete with Jerry Lee Lewis yelps) and lush, complex arrangements (with lap steel guitar, horns, kazoo, piano, and deft drum work by Marc L'Esperance). There are also a couple of absolutely fantastic bits of songwriting in evidence, like 'Mercy', which yokes a swingin', revival-tent atmosphere to half-growled lyrics about guilt, sin, redemption, and gambling, delivered with a vocal fire and fury unheard on Petunia's solo CDs. Impressive stuff. This may well be the Vancouver roots-music release of the year.
-llan MacInnis, Georgia Straight

Petunia: vocals, acoustic guitar, trumpet, piano, charango, electric guitar, electric bass
Jimmy Roy: lapsteel, guitar
Stephen Nikleva: electric guitar
Sam Shoichet: acoustic bass
Marc L'Esperance: drums, percussion, baritone sax, tenor sax, electric guitar
Tim Tweedale: trumpet
Lenny Castro: percussion

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