Carrie Elkin | The Penny Collector

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The Penny Collector

by Carrie Elkin

Delicate spellbinding poetry and fierce captivating vocals in this highly anticipated follow up release to the critically acclaimed Call It My Garden album.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. New Mexico
4:39 $0.99
2. Always on the Run
5:25 $0.99
3. Albatross
3:53 $0.99
4. And Then the Birds Came
4:13 $0.99
5. Crying Out
4:54 $0.99
6. Live Wire
3:33 $0.99
7. Tilt-a-Whirl
4:45 $0.99
8. My Brother Said
3:28 $0.99
9. Niagara
5:10 $0.99
10. American Tune
5:11 $0.99
11. Lamp of the Body
2:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
With her Red House Records debut release, Call It My Garden, Carrie Elkin emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as their artist of the year. She's an artist full of contrast and contradiction. With a voice that's somehow both gritty and pristine, the Austin Chronicle calls it "an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith" while Bob Harris of the BBC throws in comparisons to Patty Griffin and Iris DeMent, and calls her voice "spellbinding from the opening track."

That contrast is reflected in her writing, as well, which is at once devastatingly intimate and embracingly universal. It's this ability to make greater connection from the minutia of life that makes Elkin's songwriting so compelling. Or, as Flying Shoes UK puts it, her songwriting creates "the sense of vivid connection to her vision of the world."

The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it's a complete package. But it's the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist. Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: "I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth, and from what I've subsequently learned, I'm not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature." A force of nature. On stage, Elkin can turn a delicate trickle of a note into a tidal wave of ten emotions at once. Like life at it's most alive.

The Penny Collector is Elkin's first solo project in six years. Past albums include:
Simplicity - 1996
Live at the Front Room - 2001
The Waltz - 2004
Jeopardy of Circumstance - 2007
Call it My Garden - 2011
For Keeps (a duo project with partner, Danny Schmidt) - 2014



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