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The Door Is Always Open

by Cabin Fever NW

Organic, soul-filled, feminine. An unexpected and delicious vocal blend, like hot sauce and ice cream, served with a tasty side of acoustic guitar and banjo.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. We Shall All Be Reunited
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2. Can We Start Again
3:59 $0.99
3. Give Me That Kiss
2:21 $0.99
4. Sit & Cry
4:29 $0.99
5. Handsome Molly (revisited)
3:09 $0.99
6. Mary Alice
4:07 $0.99
7. Covered Windows
4:37 $0.99
8. Back Home
2:51 $0.99
9. Yellow Mustang
2:34 $0.99
10. Some Sweet Magic
3:10 $0.99
11. Don't Walk Away
3:53 $0.99
12. What Are They Doing in Heaven Today
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13. The Door Is Always Open
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Album Notes
Cabin Fever NW is the female duo Dianne Bochsler and Tara Wolfe. They specialize in distilling a song to its purest melodic essence, presenting their vocal interpretations with the accompaniment of guitar and old-time banjo.

The vocalists establish a timbre and tempo that allows each song to unfold, revealing the emotional and musical content with confidence and subtlety. Each singer’s voice has qualities quite unlike the other, resulting in a lush and especially satisfying harmonic blend.

"The Door Is Always Open" is the duo’s third and most recent release (November 2006). It features a generous portion of original songs, with a sprinkling of traditional favorites. With innovative harmony and elegantly sparse guitar and banjo, this recording brings the best of new and old together and creates a modern interpretation of traditional sound. The duo is joined on this recording by guitar master John Miller.

Dianne and Tara met in Bellingham, WA when their children were in pre-school in 1998 and have been close friends and neighbors ever since. Dianne is originally from upstate New York and has been singing as long as she can remember, inspired by her dad and his guitar. Tara is a Canadian native who grew up in Ohio, longing for the mountains and prairies of Alberta where her mother's family roots took her on summer vacations.

Both women have harmony singing in their genetic code; both feel strongly that making music is a great human joy that more people need to experience today. Their music is welcoming and accessible: nothing slick, nothing synthesized, no artificial ingredients. In true folk music tradition, their compositions reflect all aspects of the human spirit, including pain, joy, doubt, love and loss.

“When Tara and Dianne sing their original songs, I have the feeling I’ve heard them all my life, but am just growing into them. They are both familiar and fresh at the same time, the instrumental arrangements elegant in their simplicity, the lyrics so often speaking to my condition. I either feel I’ve been there, or I am there, or I want to be there,” says producer Ginny Snowe.

Prior releases from Cabin Fever NW include "Spring Thaw" (2004) a collection of 15 cover songs, with back-up from musicians including John Reischman (mandolin), Laurel Bliss (resonator guitar) and Mike Schway (fiddle) and their self-titled four-song demo “Cabin Fever” (2003) which received an honorable mention from the Bellingham Herald as the year's best local recording.



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Dennis Walker

Cabin Fever NW
Memorable folk songs without being folksy. Sing-a-long quality that quickly invites listeners to invest themselves in the song. Suspect a live performance would confirm that the warm, personable and refreshing impact of their music is a function of their personalities.

Whatcom Independent

Songs with a story line, no yelling or swearing, nice harmony. My kinda music.
Some of the songs could have been written 100 years ago or just this year, as many of the selections have been. A few of the songs will remind you of the sound track of “Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?” Others, like “Yellow Mustang” are a wonderful blend of 60’s car tunes and the country songs you hear on the radio driving through South Dakota. Others have the timeless themes of all good folk music – leaving home, starting over, regretting a lost love.

richard polenberg

Thank you
Thanks for writing such wonderful songs and singing (and playing) them so beautifully. Listening to your music always puts me more closely in touch with the feelings that matter most to me.


THIS IS MUSIC AND SINGING THE WAY YOU CAN LOVE IT. AND SING ALONG WITH IT. The Lord brought Dianne and Tara together to share this Beautiful Music for us to enjoy.

What's Up Magazine

The Door Is Always Open is a must have if you love country and bluegrass.
A classic album for anyone who yearns for more folk, bluegrass or country in their life. This 13-track release is overflowing with simple guitar and banjo sounds intertwined with harmonies from the female vocalists.

Their sound is similar to EmmyLou Harris or The Indigo Girls. Influences could be recent or old school as their sound is hard to put into one time period. The harmonies are perfected... listening gives you a familiar, warm feeling. The Door Is Always Open is a must have if you love country and bluegrass.


really great music
I find myself singin right along after only a couple of times listening.