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Santa Fe

by Blackberry River Band

An inspiring mix of eclectic Americana roots, folk, and rock with catchy melodies, uplifting instrumentals and intriguing lyrics.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sunshine and Rain
Lisa Thurman
2:50 $0.99
2. Call The Doctor
Lisa Thurman
5:33 $0.99
3. Tornado
Lisa Thurman
3:46 $0.99
4. Meth Blues
Lisa Thurman
4:00 $0.99
5. Something New
Lisa Thurman
4:17 $0.99
6. No Song
Lisa Thurman
2:32 $0.99
7. Santa Fe
Lisa Thurman
2:50 $0.99
8. Changes
Todd Rollins
3:20 $0.99
9. Lovesick Crazy
David Thurman
3:20 $0.99
10. Western Sky
Lisa Thurman
2:16 $0.99
11. I've Got a Feeling
David Thurman
4:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 2006, David and Lisa Thurman started Aweberry Records, a small independent label with its music studio in Rutherfordton, NC. Santa Fe is the debut release for Aweberry Records and the Blackberry River Band.

Santa Fe, the album includes:

'Sunshine and Rain','Tornado','Something New','No Song','Western Sky' and the title track: 'Santa Fe'

'Changes' and 'I've Got a Feeling'

and Blues:
'Call the Doctor','Lovesick Crazy','Meth Blues'

An important aspect to this CD is the family experience. Travers Thurman plays cello and double bass in various songs including 'Santa Fe', 'Meth Blues' and 'Tornado'. Charlotte Thurman (saxophone) and Forrest Thurman (trombone), play in the song 'Lovesick Crazy'. Charlotte provided the CD disc artwork as well as much of the artwork used in the liner notes. Two of Lisa’s paintings are featured as the cover and in a CD insert.

David Thurman plays Bass, Piano, and Saxophone. He is a songwriter with over 150 songs, several of which are recorded on the new CD.

David wrote a stage musical called 'Las Vegas' featuring upbeat show tunes. In 1995 he was one of 5 finalists in the American Greetings Birthday songwriting contest. He won a trip to NYC to perform his song at the Power Station Studio. Gladys Knight was one of the judges.

Lisa Thurman wrote a string of heart-felt original songs, 7 of them included in this CD. Each song, folk or rock, takes on a unique quality of its own with catchy melodies and honest lyrics.

Lisa grew up singing in chorus, having spent her formative years in the Mississippi Delta and the Appalachian Mountains. She was influenced by both Delta Blues and Mountain Music.

In college she played guitar and sang in coffee houses. At that time, she had enough original material to record an album, but she pursued academics and social work instead.

In 2003, Lisa earned a Doctorate in Holistic Health Sciences.

Now, after having a successful year of songwriting and recording, Lisa is a full-time musician, promoting the band's new CD: 'Santa Fe'.

Todd Rollins and Vernon Hensley of the rock band Triad, lent their exceptional talent to this project by playing many of the solid rhythm guitar tracks, banjo, and mandolin. These guys rock on Saturday nights and pick in acoustic jams on Sunday nights, sometimes at Laura Allen's place. Laura plays harmonica in 'Meth Blues'. Todd Rollins performs his song 'Changes' on this album.

The CD's final track is a rocker named 'I've Got a Feeling' which features some great guitar work by Rich Hendricks, a lead guitarist who's played in various Carolina bands.

The violin you hear on this CD was performed by Sharon Lawrence. Sharon is a violin teacher who plays in the Asheville Symphony. Her improvisation in the song ‘Western Sky’ is exceptional.

The CD was mixed by Ben Holst, at his studio in Athens, GA. Ben is in this CD playing throughout, including impressive guitar work on the song Meth Blues using an antique 1930's era steel guitar.

Blackberry River Band and Aweberry Records is currently putting together a schedule for regional, Western North Carolina, and South Carolina festival perfomances. We hope you enjoy this CD and many more to come from Blackberry River Band and Aweberry Records.



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David Violett

Great CD, definately get it
Love just about every song on this CD, I listened to it about a dozen times the first week.


Very good! good beats, good sound, nice singing
You guys did a nice job on this CD. I listened to the whole disc. The change from folksy to rock made this an enjoyable CD to listen to. Hope to here more from your band in the future.

Scott McLaughlin

Wide range of taste would enjoy this CD.
This CD is great to listen to. From rock to folk music this CD has it all. I keep it in the car and listen to it all the time. The instrumentation is well done and the lyrics are like story telling instead of mindless repetition. I highly recommend this CD.

Alex Thompson

I think that this album is one of the best local albums I've ever heard. I also had no idea that David Thurman wrote a musical. I am currently writing a parody of the musical "Wicked", called "Sickened." Anyone who is not world famous (as in someone I could get in touch with) is a huge asset to me in writing. Great album, 2 thumbs up.

Dave Liddy

Recommended by Aunt Marion.
Reminds me of music we write and listen to in Central New York. To the point, Something New speaks about a search we're all into. Good arranging and strong guitar on Call the Doctor. Clever lyrics on I Got a Feeling.

Xavier P. (for

Enjoyable collection of folk and rock songs
“Santa Fe” by the Blackberry River Band is a refreshing collection of acoustic/folk hits! The blues-reminiscent “Call the Doctor” illuminates a heavy hypnotic groove, while showing off this band’s compelling song arrangements and skillful instrumentation. The folk-inspired “Something New” demonstrates the Blackberry River Band’s ability to cross genre boundaries with great ease, both vocally and musically. “Changes” gives a pleasant introduction to this band’s soft rock side. Vocally, “Santa Fe” switches between male and female lead singers, adding even more appeal and diversity! Spotless production puts the wraps on this masterful collection! Followers of Stevie Nicks and Norah Jones will find this CD to be irresistible!