Brooklyn James | Music from the Novel the Boots My Mother Gave Me

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Music from the Novel the Boots My Mother Gave Me

by Brooklyn James

Alternative country with cross-over appeal. Lyric and beat driven music perfect for a road trip or casual listening.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Anywhere But Here
3:53 $0.99
2. Moving On
3:40 $0.99
3. Let Me
3:45 $0.99
4. Can't Get It Right
3:40 $0.99
5. Touch You At All
3:45 $0.99
6. Lucky One
3:42 $0.99
7. It's Not Always About You
3:32 $0.99
8. Jeremiah Johnson
4:21 $0.99
9. Live and Let Love
4:32 $0.99
10. Nothing More Natural
3:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
Brooklyn James is a singer/songwriter who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World. This album is the original music soundtrack to the novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me. If a movie can have a soundtrack, why not a book?

Each song is featured as a Title Chapter in the book. The album starts off with Anywhere But Here, a rootsy story song in the vein of Janis Joplin's cover of Kris Kristofferson's Bobbie McGee, typifying our lead character, Harley LeBeau's desire to get out of the small town she grew up in. From there we move to a fun rowdy Alt-Country tune about life, both past and present and the constant movement forward as Harley starts her life on her own. Let Me, a Mainstream Country/Crossover tune in the style of Colbie Callait shows Harley's softer side. The Pop inspired, Can't Get It Right, Harley's theme song, featuring catchy soaring melodies and lead guitar, with a great hook. Touch You At All, Alt-Country tune set to a waltz beat, takes you into the heart of Harley with it's intimate delivery of love, lust and desire. A rootsy Alt-Country anthem-esque tune, Lucky One, reminds listeners of the price of freedom, a homage to those who serve. Have you ever just wanted to tell someone, It's Not Always About You? That's what Harley does in track 7, a song with Mainstream Country appeal, in the style of Miranda Lambert or Carrie Underwood. Jeremiah Johnson, the theme song to the soundtrack. Harley is found out by the one man she gave her heart to long ago, Miah. A gut-wrenching, mood setting guitar intro leads into the somber, Live and Let Love, a tribute to those loved and lost. A nice Pop-infused throwback to the 80's, Nothing More Natural, rounds out the album, leaving listeners with a feel good track, as Harley takes it home with the message that there's nothing more natural than an old lover.



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Got this album in Wyoming at a Ski Resort. Love it! Reminded me of my younger years, especially track 2, Moving On. There's a bit of John Cougar Mellencamp in her lyrics. Candid and rebellious. My favorite track is #4, Can't Get It new theme song! Really enjoy Brooklyn's voice. It's distinct. Think I'll have to check out the book now. Hoping to catch a show sometime in Austin.

Austin Chronicle

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"Brooklyn James' soundtrack to her novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me does more than give a clever feminist twist to the title. Her songs serve as chapters themselves, underlining James' deft ability as a storyteller and songwriter." -Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle


Very Cool Performer!
Saw Brooklyn James at the Austin airport. Just her and her guitarist. Very cool acoustic vibe. The girl can sing! She does a mean Stevie Nicks. Picked up the album. Great tunes! Reminds me of Sheryl Crow. Has a nice mix of country and pop. Looking forward to the next one.

Jesse 'Denny' Denaldi

She's A Keeper!
I got an invite to an Austin Acoustical Cafe show. Brooklyn James opened. Gotta say, she's easy on the eyes. And sings pretty darn good too! I was pleasantly surprised. Picked up her album after the show. My faves are Anywhere But Here, Let Me and Live & Let Love. I lost a good friend of mine a few years ago. Live & Let Love hit home and made me think of him. Thanks for the tunes Brooklyn, and for being so sweet at the acoustic cafe. Keep 'em coming!