Sally Spring | Made Of Stars

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Made Of Stars

by Sally Spring

Tear-at-your-heart acoustic folk/old time country to soulful "out of the box" rhythmic Americana rock--“transfixing, gorgeous alto” (Sing Out!), first-rate compositions (No-Depression); - With Gurf Morlix, Susan Cowsill, Peter Holsapple (REM, dB's)!
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Beautiful Ride
3:23 album only
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2. Mattie
3:18 album only
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3. Lake Pontchartrain
3:48 album only
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4. Mentone, AL
3:29 album only
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5. I Still Miss Someone
4:08 album only
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6. Mercy
2:54 album only
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7. Summer's End
2:44 album only
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8. Short Side Of Nothing
3:17 album only
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9. Made Of Stars
4:13 album only
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10. It Don't Make Sense (If We Can't Make Peace)
4:04 album only
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11. Boys In The Cornfield
2:58 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Made Of Stars: #1 in Europe on the Americana radio chart!!
#2 worldwide on Americana Freeform chart!!
#2 for the Folk DJ chart - international!!
Link to latest UK review
http://www.americana-uk.com/auk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5513

Press, peers and the BBC agree on one thing—Sally Spring is the "real deal". Called “a treasure” (Gene Parsons, The Byrds) and “a gem” (Bob Harris, BBC), Sally’s “transfixing, gorgeous alto” (Sing Out!), first-rate compositions (No-Depression) and “fantastic phrasing” (Net Rhythms, UK) give her music a tear-at-your-heart, “emotional complexity” (Net Rhythms, UK) that is mesmerizing.

Accompanied by her husband, the energized, rhythmic Ted Lyons (on the vintage resonator) and usually by a bass player in the area, Sally’s voice is her own “like that of Emmylou Harris, Natalie Merchant and Tracy Chapman” (Das Rock, Germany), paints an Americana musical portrait that “reaches deep inside, is beautifully layered, has something to say and generates emotional heat that is white hot." (Americana UK).

“Made Of Stars”

“Some spellbounding new songs by Sally Spring” – John Platt WFUV, NYC radio blog,

• Eleven tracks with eight tracks written by Sally Spring, two of which are co-written.
– one with Peter Holsapple and one with Byron Hill

• Features backing vocals of:
Susan Cowsill on “Lake Pontchartrain” (track 3)
Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown, Tres Chicas) -“Mercy” (track 6); fiddle - “Boys In The Cornfield” (trk 11)
Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, John Prine) on “Mentone, Alabama” (track 4)

• The band includes James Mastro (Ian Hunter, Patti Smith, Jayhawks, Health and Happiness), Fred Smith (Television), Graham Maby (Joe Jackson, Joan Baez, Natalie Merchant), Peter Holsapple (dB’s, Continental Drifters, REM), Harvey Gold (Tin Huey, Half Cleveland, The Waitresses), Ted Lyons, and Rich Feridun, among others.
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Born in California and raised in a small town in North Carolina, Sally literally started singing even before she could speak. The daughter of an inventor/computer trailblazer whose classmates were Hewlett and Packard, Spring grew up thinking outside the box. At 11 years old, she bought her first guitar, figured out open tunings on her own (before there were any books on this) and accompanied herself on a local television appearance a mere six weeks after she started playing. She performed in college coffee houses soon after, clubs a few years later, dropping in and out of school to travel and perform. She traveled the country supporting herself on a shoestring, making friends and sharing her southern Americana folk rock music with musicians like the Byrds, Doc Watson, Mama Cass, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal, Nancy Nevins, Odetta, and among many others.

Now more than thirty years later, Sally continues to perform at festivals, universities, and clubs wowing fans throughout the U.S. and Europe still making "amazingly fresh music," as Relish Magazine observes.


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