Jamie Wilson | Dirty Blonde Hair - Ep

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Dirty Blonde Hair - Ep

by Jamie Wilson

First solo release from Jamie Wilson, formerly of The Gougers, now with The Trishas.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. The River
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2. Dusty Shoes
5:56 $0.99
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3. Little Too Rough
4:03 $0.99
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4. Dirty Blonde Hair
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5. Ordinary People
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6. Whistling
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After years of only being identified by the band she played with, Wilson has recorded her first solo record, Dirty Blonde Hair, an EP which will be released in early 2010. “I was in a band almost as soon as I got a guitar. Then before the Gougers were even done, this thing with the Trishas was taking off. I wanted to at least get some of my own music out there. Something that's just me,” Wilson states. The EP combines the best elements of Wilson's work with the Gougers and the Trishas, but just a touch more - according to Wilson - "Creepy. It seems that death seeps into all of my songs in one way or another."

"The River", the first song on Dirty Blonde Hair, sets the tone, with baritone guitar, banjo, electric guitar, and squeeze box creating the setting for Wilson's rich and distinctive vocals. "Dusty Shoes" showcases Wilson at her lyrical best, singing to a flawed lover: "I'm not the trusting kind, I'm not the answer / I'm not the one to fix your kind of cancer / but I'll do anything that you ask of me / if it'll ease your pain, ease your lonely". "Little Too Rough" sounds like a triple-A hit waiting to happen, and on the title track Wilson combines a waltz and back-masked electric guitar to heartbreaking effect. The biggest hook of the record lands in the chorus of the relentlessly toe-tapping "Ordinary People". The EP concludes with an epic version (7 minutes) of "Whistling", a song that is a Trishas staple and is virtually assured to appear on their full-length record as well, albeit with a far different arrangement. In just six songs, Wilson presents a complete portrait of an artist, leaving none of the colors in her palette unused.


ALBUM CREDITS:
Jamie Wilson
Dirty Blonde Hair EP

1. The River
2. Dusty Shoes
3. Little Too Rough
4. Dirty Blonde Hair
5. Ordinary People
6. Whistling

All songs written by Jamie Wilson

Musicians:
Jamie Wilson - Acoustic Guitar
David Abeyta - Electric Guitar
Scott Davis - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Banjo, Accordian, Hammond, Piano, Background Vocals
Cody Foote - Bass
John Ross Silva - Drums, Percussion
Kevin Welch - Background Vocals
Kelley Mickwee - Background Vocals

Engineered by: Kevin Szymanski
Mixed by: John Ross Silva
Mastered by: Jim Wilson at Airshow Mastering

Recorded Analog and Mixed at Cedar Creek Studios, Austin, Texas

Special thanks to Cedar Creek & Fred Remmert and Codey Allen at Gibson Guitars.

Produced by all of us, with love.

Sketches & Design by Chris King, nocurrent.com

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M.L. Downey

Just the weary and wary voice you'd expect from all those nights singing
Jamie Wilson is a Texas original, a voice that pierces and aches at the same time, somewhere between Emmylou Harris and a twangy Alison Moorer. After years of singing late nights and rustic venues with the Gougers (and I’ve seen my share), Wilson’s finally recorded on her own with “Dirty Blonde Hair.” The EP is just a snippet of her talent, the Americana pop of “Little Too Rough,” the alt-country “Ordinary People,” the accordion-driven “The River.” However, the gem here is the weary realism of “Dusty Shoes” that matches Wilson’s warm lamenting tone with a resigned offer of solace to someone teetering past help.
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