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Stay Awhile With Me

by Cabin Fever NW

"Tara and Dianne write, sing, and perform some of the most vibrant country/folk music I have heard in years. Their sound, defined by tight, creative harmony singing, is at once traditional and modern; familiar, yet fresh." - Ed Johnson, Producer
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Love Letter
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2. Love the Way You Lie
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3. Slow and Easy
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4. White Freight Liner Blues
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5. I'm Gone
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6. Keep To The Stars
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7. Nightsong
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8. Paradise
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9. Mountain Modal
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10. I Am Yours
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11. Forever Through Time
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12. I've Got Stripes
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13. No Good Roadhouse Blues
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Album Notes
If friendship had a soundtrack, this would be it...

"STAY AWHILE WITH ME is my Grammy pick for "Best New Folk" recording of 2010!" - Kate Power, songwriter and recording artist

"Smooth like a ribbon of taffy, sexy like summer rain and down-home dirty like a homestead porch, worn in just right.” -Deborah Lutz, recording artist

"You've captured lightening in a bottle. You really have." - Ed Johnson, Producer

"Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous." - Tom May, River City Folk (NPR)

"Absolutely wonderful singers, great harmony combination, I loved it!" -Wayne Henderson, Luthier


“You sound like when my two favorite flavors of ice-cream melt together. Yummy.”

“Outrageously beautiful.”

“Smokey, smooth, rich, buttery, honey-wrap-me-up-in-the-warmth perfect!”

“Like a lullaby, a love song, a comfort and strength all at once.”

“Your music is a sultry shiraz with hints of malbec. Timeless.”

“You are both amazing… as people keep saying: magical.”

It's our mad crazy friendship that got us into this music thing in the first place. Best friends should always have something colossal to do. So, when we got together to make this recording in Portland OR with six kindred spirits, we knew it was going to be magic. Each brought their talent, sense of fun, unwavering focus, and heart. We had the time of our lives recording these thirteen songs.

Thanks to Tony, Marty, Mark, and James for adding so much life and excitement to our music. Thanks to Dan, Sound Engineer Extraordinaire, for allowing us to capture the live sound we wanted. And, thanks to Ed Johnson, our Devoted Producer, for hearing all the possibilities and bringing everyone together in such an amazing way.

xoxo, Tara and Dianne, February 2010

all lyrics available on our website

Dianne Wood Bochsler - vocals, rhythm guitar
Tara Caldwell Wolfe - vocals, claw-hammer banjo
Ed Johnson - vocals tracks 3,11 mandolin track 5, guitar track 13
Tony Rocci - flatpick guitar tracks 4,5,8,10,11,12,13, mandolin track 2
Marty Henick - bass fiddle all tracks
Mark Nelson - finger-style guitar tracks 1,3,7, Appalachian dulcimer tracks 9,11, steel guitar track 12, resophonic guitar track 13
James Mason - fiddle tracks 2,3,6,8,10,11

Recorded over three magical days: November 5-7 2009
All arrangements by Tara Wolfe, Dianne Bochsler and Ed Johnson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dan Rhiger, Medicine Whistle Studio, Portland OR
Produced by Ed Johnson

No matter where you live, it’s likely that you’ve experienced cabin fever. You’ve been stuck where you are for way too long. You need to get out, you need something good to happen. Immediately.

Now consider the M word: Magic. If you believe in magic, people may think you’re crazy. They might roll their eyes or excuse themselves from the table as fast as they can. But our definition of magic doesn’t include wands or incantations…it is simply that mystifying thing that happens if you’re really lucky. Music, friendship, and love are all magical experiences. And when these three things all come together in one place, we call it Cabin Fever NW.

Cabin Fever NW, made up of Dianne Wood Bochsler and Tara Caldwell Wolfe, is a genre-bending singer-songwriter duo who conjure a brew of musical flavors including blues, pop, folk, alt-country and more. Whatever you call it, audiences agree, these two gifted performers step on stage and create music that lifts your heart and soul, helps get you out of the doldrums, and takes you on a trip to feel good town.

Their original works have received recognition by national media, including NPR's Car Talk, and SING OUT! Magazine. In recent years they were honored as recipients of the "People's Choice Award" at the 2008 Winter Folk Festival in Florence, OR, and won "Best Song in the World" in Gary Allen’s May ‘09 Nashville Songwriting Contest.

History: Tara and Dianne’s unusual route to music is a juicy inspiration for late bloomers everywhere. Their paths first crossed in Bellingham as they neared the age of 40: Dianne arrived from the Navajo Reservation and Tara from San Francisco. While playing hooky from their everyday lives, they stumbled upon a delightful discovery: their beautiful harmonic blend. They resolved to set aside fear and doubt and explore their musical possibilities. As they began to sing and play, crowds formed. Babies stopped crying. People held hands in the streets and smiled at one another. The sun came out. Flowers bloomed.

Tara’s foray into songwriting began at age four on a train trip across Canada, then took a forty year hiatus while she pursued a singing career that took place mostly alone and in moving vehicles. She picked up the banjo at age 44 and rediscovered her talent for songwriting. As a girl, Dianne began singing and playing guitar with her father, a consummate musician in his own right. She adopted a piece of his life philosophy: happiness is playing and singing with friends. When she saw the music scene in the Pacific Northwest, she realized she had to be part of it. She followed her heart's desire and jumped into the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, where she found a bottomless well of inspiration. To help them hone their crafts, Tara and Dianne both studied under the legendary John Malcom Miller.

With a friendship that harmonizes in a myriad of ways, Tara and Dianne create a love-filled music party everywhere they go. When asked, they confess freely that music has made their lives and their hair so much better! Discover it for yourself: Music is magic.

The Short List of Influences: Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, and John Prine

Dianne plays a Martin 000 Cutaway guitar
Tara plays a 1923 Whyte Laydie banjo



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