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COME FIND ME

by AUDREY AULD

Americana Country and Folk, plus a little Acappella, Aussie Rap and Rock - this is a collection of great songs that play beautifully as a very cool album, or stand-alone as powerful singles. Produced by Mark Hallman, Congress House, Austin, TX.
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1. COME FIND ME
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2. JUST LOVE
3:22 album only
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3. TASMANIA
2:52 album only
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4. FORTY
3:46 album only
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5. PETALS (for Jon Dee)
3:09 album only
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6. ORPHAN SONG (for Mary)
1:24 album only
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7. BEAUTIFUL GARDEN
3:05 album only
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8. YOU WISH
4:28 album only
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9. TREE
3:29 album only
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10. NAILS
2:00 album only
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11. THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
4:08 album only
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12. BREAD AND ROSES
2:59 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Don’t mistake the title of Audrey Auld’s Come Find Me as any kind of shy retreat. Call it what she does: an “invitation.” “Come find me, come find me, I want to be found,” she offers on the album’s winsome opening waltz, then seals the deal with an offer hard to refuse: “You’re welcome to glorious me.”

She sings it sweetly, but with a flirty flash of unmistakable, cocky cheek — almost a dare, really, as befits a fiercely independent artist who’s been self-releasing albums for more than a decade now under the tell-all banner of “Reckless Records.” Simply put, Audrey Auld does not do coy. Songwriter’s songwriter Fred Eaglesmith calls the native Tasmanian “one of the most honest original artists I know,” and, true to form, Auld is candidly forthright in her pride over Come Find Me, her fifth full-length solo album and ninth release over all. “I’m really keen to show it off,” she enthuses.

Audrey Auld is an amazing talent. Like a special flower in your garden. Her songs are a kind of beacon of hope, from a woman who cares, in this deeply cynical world we are all stranded in. You need to relax more, play this album. ~ Paul Riley, Country Music People, UK
 
Auld recorded Come Find Me with producer Mark Hallman (Tom Russell, Eliza Gilkyson, Hot Club of Cowtown) at the storied Congress House Studio in Austin, Texas. Although she’s lived mostly in East Nashville (after a 3-year stint in California) since moving to the U.S. back in 2003, Auld has had a thing for the Lone Star State for years — even naming one of her albums Texas. Not surprisingly, she calls working with Hallman — long on her list of dream producers — “a dream come true.”

“It was the happiest time I’ve ever had recording,” Auld continues. “No stress, no problems. I wanted to focus on the performance and work with someone who would get the best out of me, and we wanted to make the best record I’ve ever made. I think we succeeded on both counts.”
 
The end result is an album that’s equally appealing both as an introduction to Auld for newcomers and, for veteran fans, as the latest and greatest in a long line of acclaimed releases going back to 1999’s Looking Back to See, the country duets album she cut with Australian songwriter/guitarist/producer Bill Chambers. Auld made an auspicious solo debut with the following year’s The Fallen, which nabbed her a “Best Country Album” nomination in the Land Down Under, while subsequent releases like 2003’s Losing Faith, 2005’s Texas and 2006’s Lost Men & Angry Girls secured her status on the Americana music map right alongside such notables as the aforementioned Eaglesmith, Kevin Welch and Kasey Chambers. Her dozen new songs on Come Find Me find her confidently moving from folk and country to swinging jazz, rock and even an intriguing bit of talking-blues-style rap (on “Petals”). That it all holds together as a seamless whole is testament to both her impressive artistic range and seasoned, devil-may-care confidence. “For me, it’s more about the song than the genre,” she says matter of factly.
 
Subject wise, the songs are equally diverse, ranging from the surprisingly tender (for Auld!) “Just Love,” which she co-wrote with her husband, former Navy sailor-turned-“romantic”-plumber Mez Mezera, to the conversely snarling rocker, “You Wish.” It’s also chock-full of sincere, heartfelt tributes, with loving shout outs to her peers (Jon Dee Graham in “Petals” and Mary Gauthier in “Orphan Song”), civil rights icons Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King (“The Butterfly Effect”), her beloved homeland (“Tasmania”) and even, with “Bread and Roses,” the inmates of San Quentin Prison, where Auld has performed and teaches songwriting workshops. And what would an Audrey Auld album be without a Texas- (if not Australia!)-sized helping of her sassy humor? In “Forty,” the wickedly funny portrait of the artist as a hard-traveled and hardened middle-aged survivor, Auld observes with patented self-deprecating snark, “I got a little snow on my roof, I’ve learned to speak half the truth / The good die young, here’s the proof — I’m forty.”
 
“These songs represent where I am in my life and where I am on the Earth,” Auld explains. “This collection of songs reflects the people I’ve met in my travels, the awareness of life passing, and my reflections of being in America. And I think it’s also about the state of my heart, as a happily married woman. I’m very content with where I’m at right now - troubador, gardener, chicken farmer.”
 
That’s the Audrey Auld you’ll find on Come Find Me. Who can fault the satisfied Tassie girl for feeling so, well, glorious?

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Praise for 'Come Find Me' from radio
"I'm awed by this album! It's absolutely beautiful!"
~ Steve Jerrett, Music Director, KOPN FM

"It takes a very special artist to create an album that features a mix of themes and genres, and Audrey Auld proves she is such an artist on her latest album, Come Find Me. Showcasing her singer songwriter skills and depth of musical talents from the opening chord to the closing harmony, Audrey continues to make great music that is leaving a lasting impression. From start to finish, this is possibly Audrey's best album and is a definite confirmation that she continues to grow and evolve as a singer-songwriter."
CountryHW.com.au - Adam Simon

"Great album!!! Wonderful collection of songs. The production is fantastic. Might be the best album I've heard this year !!!!!"
~ Johnny Bazzano, KRCB, California

"What I really love in Audrey's music is that it gives the feeling it comes from the heart , it sounds true, it shows a unique sensibility ....merci for being different ..it makes Audrey essentail in the musical landscape."
~ Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France

"A very beautiful surprise to listen to some new songs from Audrey...always appealing and interesting."
~ Remo Ricaldone, Italy
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Paul Riley

Country Music People magazine UK
‪Audrey Auld, the talented‬ ‪Australian singer, has been‬ ‪making albums since 1999. She‬ ‪began with traditional country,‬ ‪but is now a long way from that.‬ ‪Usually when a singer leaves‬ ‪traditional country in their rear‬ ‪view mirror I get annoyed (I am‬ ‪still annoyed about Sara Evans),‬ ‪however I am not annoyed‬ ‪about Audrey Auld. She and‬ ‪her very interesting voice have‬ ‪made a series of entertaining‬ ‪discs, she is a songwriter with‬ ‪an ear for melody, and many of‬ ‪Auld’s songs have great lyrical‬ ‪depth.‬ ‪The new disc finds Audrey‬ ‪Auld at one with nature. There‬ ‪are songs about gardens,‬ ‪flowers, trees and butterflies.‬ ‪The inside sleeve of the disc,‬ ‪features Audrey Auld in a‬ ‪wooded area holding her hands‬ ‪aloft. She looks to the sky,‬ ‪maybe seeking inspiration for‬ ‪this album.‬

‪Come Find Me is a folky‬ ‪Celtic waltz, written by the‬ ‪singer on a train ride in Canada.‬ ‪I usually find songs like this too‬ ‪folky, but the singer’s charming,‬ ‪confident vocal quickly won me‬ ‪over. Just Love is a beautiful‬ ‪love song co-written with‬ ‪the singer’s husband, with a‬ ‪wonderful melody, which is‬ ‪fleshed out by the steel guitar.‬ ‪The singer is still partly in‬ ‪the country camp. The next‬ ‪track gets to the core of this‬ ‪disc; Tasmania (or “Tassie” as‬ ‪the singer calls it), is a very‬ ‪moving song about the singer’s‬ ‪birthplace. You hear the intense‬ ‪pride of Audrey Auld as she‬ ‪sings, “my heart is in Tasmania”.‬ ‪The two most important things‬ ‪to Auld are clearly her family‬ ‪and Tasmania. The island of‬ ‪Tasmania has more trees than‬ ‪people and is famous for apples.‬ ‪I remember years ago seeing‬ ‪a TV show about Tasmania, it‬ ‪looked a calm, beautiful place‬ ‪and the song Tasmania casts‬ ‪a gentle, light shadow over all‬ ‪this disc.‬ ‪Forty which begins with‬ ‪an acoustic guitar, is a jazzy‬ ‪number about the singer‬ ‪reaching the big four zero,‬ ‪she is, “halfway home”. At this‬ ‪stage Mark Hallman’s delicate,‬ ‪understanding production is‬ ‪vital - He lets the music breathe.‬ ‪Petals is an Aussie rap song,‬ ‪about the larger than life Jon‬ ‪Dee Graham, an Austin singer,‬ ‪writer and a man with 99 lives,‬ ‪who despite a string of accidents‬ ‪is still standing. I usually hate‬ ‪rap, with a passion, it seems‬ ‪so pointless. However rap‬ ‪with Audrey Auld is a pleasant‬ ‪experience.‬ ‪Orphan Song is a short acappella song. It’s a powerful‬ ‪folky song for singer-songwriter‬ ‪Mary Gauthier, while Beautiful‬ ‪Garden is indeed beautiful,‬ ‪a love song with a stunning‬ ‪melody. The song has the feel‬ ‪of two lovers walking forever‬ ‪in a midnight garden, with all‬ ‪problems miles away and was‬ ‪inspired by a garden in Austin.‬ ‪You Wish is a song Audrey Auld‬ ‪wrote after a sleepless night,‬ ‪with a troubled mind, and it’s‬ ‪a strong rock song. You hear‬ ‪anger in the singers voice.‬ ‪Hopefully she is now in a better‬ ‪place, maybe that garden in‬ ‪Austin. Tree finds the singer in a‬ ‪more reflective mood, “I wanna‬ ‪be a tree / I wanna be a flower”.‬ ‪This track is where folk and‬ ‪country meet to create another‬ ‪moving song. Nails is the most‬ ‪country song here. As she sings‬ ‪it Audrey Auld imagines she‬ ‪is Johnny Cash. The Butterfly‬ ‪Effect has nothing to do with that‬ ‪terrible film of the same name.‬ ‪It is an acoustic based song‬ ‪about the fight for civil rights, in‬ ‪America. The singer has been‬ ‪studying the black history of the‬ ‪Southern States. Bread And‬ ‪Roses closes this amazing disc‬ ‪and is a song about religion,‬ ‪hope and serenity inspired by an‬ ‪impending visit to San Quentin‬ ‪jail and is a perfect tranquil end‬ ‪to this special album. Audrey‬ ‪Auld is an amazing talent. Like‬ ‪a special flower in your garden.‬ ‪Her songs are a kind of beacon‬ ‪of hope, from a woman who‬ ‪cares, in this deeply cynical‬ ‪world we are all stranded in. You‬ ‪need to relax more, play this‬ ‪album.‬
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