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Chris J Arellano

by Chris J Arellano

Alt/Country... Norteno Americana
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Cuentas Que Te Vas
3:50 album only
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2. Puno de Tierra
3:16 album only
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3. Ramblers Wind
5:02 album only
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4. Old Bad Habit
3:41 album only
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5. Give Me a Heart
4:31 album only
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6. Where Have All My Good Days Gone
3:20 album only
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7. Forever Song
3:21 album only
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8. Carousel (Jayden's Song) [Live]
3:39 album only
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9. Troublemaker
4:44 album only
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10. Vaya Con Dios
3:07 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
*CUENTAS QUE TE VAS*
CHRIS, ELECTRIC / ACOUSTIC GUITARS, VOCALS * RODNEY ARELLANO, BASS, VOCALS * SCOTT HARRIS, PEDAL STEEL* TIM LONG, DRUMS * DARREN LEE CORDOVA, ACCORDION
WRITTEN BY MY FATHER JAKE ARELLANO & CHRIS J ARELLANO. MY FATHER INTRODUCED ME TO MUSIC AS A CHILD. WHEN I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD I BEGAN PLAYING DRUMS IN MY DADS BAND. IN 1980 MY DAD PRODUCED A RECORD IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM, WITH HIS BROTHERS EDDIE AND ARNOLD. THIS RECORD INCLUDED FOUR ORIGINAL SONGS, THIS IS MY VERSION OF HIS ORIGINAL FROM THAT RECORD.

*PUNO DE TIERRA*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITARS, BANJO, MANDOLIN, BASS, PIANO/SYNTH, VOCALS * JAYDEN ARELLANO, VOCALS * JASON CARTER, PERCUSSION
A CLASSIC SPANISH SONG CLASSIFIED AS NORTENO MUSIC, MADE FAMOUS BY RAMON AYLYA. ONE DAY WHILE PLAYING A JOHN PRINE SONG, THIS ARRANGEMENT OF PUNO DE TIERRA JUMPED INTO MY MIND. GROWING UP I PLAYED THIS SONG WITH MANY DIFFERENT BANDS, BUT NEVER LIKE THIS. WHEN I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF THE LYRICS, I ALWAYS FELT A CONNECTION TO THIS STORY. "ON THE DAY THAT I DIE, I WON'T TAKE ANYTHING WITH ME. YOU NEED TO LIVE LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST, FOR IT ENDS WAY TOO SOON. OF ALL THAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD, ALL THAT'S LEFT ARE THE MEMORIES. WHEN WE DIE, ALL WE'RE GONNA TAKE IS A FISTFULL OF DIRT"

*RAMBLERS WIND*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC/BARITONE GUITAR,VOCALS * MIRANDA VETTERUS, VOCALS * TIM GOERTZEN, DRUMS * DAN SCOLLARD, BASS * PAUL BRAINARD, PEDAL STEEL* TROY WELSTAD, KEYBOARD/PIANO
WRITTEN BY MY FRIEND AND MENTOR, EDDY LEE BULLINGTON. EDDY WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO INTRODUCE ME TO A BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND THE ART OF SONGWRITTING. EDDY ONCE TOLD ME HE DIDN'T FEEL LIKE THIS SONG WAS STRONG ENOUGH FOR A CD, BUT I DISAGREE. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PLAYING THIS SONG AND TOOK IT UPON MYSELF TO ADD A FEW LINES. RIP EDDY LEE, THIS IS FOR YOU, MY HERO THEN AND STILL TODAY.

*OLD BAD HABIT*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC/BARITONE GUITARS, VOCALS * MIRANDA VETTRUS, VOCALS * TIM GOERTZEN , DRUMS * DAN SCOLLARD, BASS * PAUL BRAINARD, PEDAL STEEL* NATHAN OLSEN, KEYS * JAYDEN ARELLANO , JAKE & KALYN PAYNE, VOCAL "OOHS"
WRITTEN BY MY FRIEND DARRELL LODEN, "KING OF THE SAD SONG". I HEARD DARRELL PLAY THIS SONG AT THE BROKEN SPOKE IN NASHVILLE, TN IN THE EARLY 90'S. AT THE TIME MY BAND WAS ON THE VERGE OF A RECORD DEAL WITH SONY AND WE WERE SHOPPING FOR SONGS. THIS SONG FLOORED ME. I REARRANGED THE MUSIC GOING FOR A JAMES TAYLOR/EAGLES VIBE. THANK YOU, DARRELL.

*GIVE ME A HEART*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN, LAP STEEL, AND VOCALS
WRITTEN BY MY FRIEND AND SPIRITUAL ADVISOR DURING MY EARLY 20'S, RANDY NEFF. RANDY TAUGHT ME TO DIG DEEP INSIDE MY "WELL"; TO LISTEN, AND NOT TO BE AFRAID TO SING ABOUT SOMETHING I BELIVE IN. THANK YOU RANDY!

*WHERE HAVE ALL MY GOOD DAYS GONE*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, BANJO, DOBRO, VOCALS * RAY BRASFIELD, UPRIGHT BASS * AMY BOOHER, VIOLIN * JAKE AND KALYN PAYNE, VOCALS
MY WIFE MANDI AND I WROTE THIS THIS SONG INSPIRED BY MY SWEET, LOVELY GRANDMA LUCY AND OUR DEAR FRIEND ELSIE TURNER. GRANDMA LUCY WOULD SIT ON HER PORCH SWING EVERYDAY LOOKING OUT AT THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AT HER HOME IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. I ALWAYS WISHED THAT I COULD SEE THE STORIES PLAYING INSIDE HER HEAD. OUR DEAR FRIEND ELSIE; THE LAST OF HER SIBLINGS, CONTINUES TO LIVE A RICH LIFE INTO HER 92ND YEAR. I ADMIRE THE LIVES OF THESE AMAZING WOMEN.

*FOREVER SONG*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC/LAP STEEL GUITARS, VOCALS * TIM GOERTZEN, DRUMS * DAN SCOLLARD, BASS * NATHAN OLSEN, KEYS * JOSH SCHOREDER, VOCALS * PAUL BRAINARD, PEDAL STEEL
I WROTE THIS SONG FOR MY TRUE LOVE MANDI. YOUR SWEET, GENTLE WAYS MAKE ME LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY. I LOVE OUR SUNDAY MORNING SLOW DANCES IN THE KITCHEN TO SAM COOK AND ALL OF THE DREAMS WE DREAM. I LOVE YOU DARLING. :)

*CAROUSEL (JAYDEN'S SONG)*
CHRIS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, MANDOLIN, VOCALS * RAY BRASFIELD, UPRIGHT BASS * TIM GOERTZEN, DRUMS* KALYN PAYNE, VOCALS * MILO DEERING, PEDAL STEEL
I WROTE THIS SONG FOR MY PRIDE AND JOY (MY BOOGER BEAR), JAYDEN ITALIA. I FEEL SO BLESSED AND HAVE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF WATCHING YOU GROW UP. I'VE BUILT MY WORLD AROUND YOU FOR 18 YEARS AND NOW IT'S TIME TO LET YOU FLY. I JUST NEVER REALIZED IT WOULD BE THIS HARD... I'M SO PROUD OF YOU HONEY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT'S IN STORE FOR OUR FOURTH VERSE. :)

*TROUBLEMAKER*
JAYDEN ARELLANO, LEAD VOCALS * CHRIS, ELECTRIC AND SLIDE GUITAR, VOCALS * TIM GOERTZEN, DRUMS * DAN SCOLLARD, BASS * NATHAN OLSEN, ORGAN
THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN BY MY FRIENDS AND MENTORS FROM NASHVILLE: VERLON THOMPSON AND SUZY RAGSDALE. I FIRST HEARD VERLON PERFORM THIS SONG IN THE EARLY 90'S AT DOUGLAS CORNER CAFE IN NASHVILLE, TN. THROUGHOUT OUR YEARS IN NASHVILLE, VERLON ALWAYS TOOK MY BROTHER RODNEY AND I UNDER HIS WING; TEACHING ME MOST EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS. THIS SONG FEATURES MY DAUGHTER, JAYDEN ON LEAD VOCALS. VERLON CAME TO JAYDEN'S 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY DRESSED AS PRINCE ERIC IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN HAHA . LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT AT 17 SHE WOULD ROCK ONE OF HIS COUNTRY SONGS THIS WAY.

*VAYA CON DIOS*
CHRIS, GUITAR, VOCAL
THIS IS A FAREWELL SONG I WROTE FOR MY FATHER, ONE OF MANY I HAVE WRITTEN SINCE MY DAD PASSED AWAY WHEN I WAS TWELVE. GROWING UP, I WAS VERY INSPIRED BY MY DADS LOVE FOR LIFE AND MUSIC. DAD ALWAYS DREAMED OF PLAYING MUSIC FOR A LIVING; PASSING THAT DREAM ON TO MY BROTHER AND MYSELF. WE ARE KEEPING YOUR DREAMS ALIVE DAD. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . VAYA CON DIOS!


PRODUCED BY CHRIS J ARELLANO
Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Jason Carter at Wavelength Studios Salem, Oregon Thanks a million Jason!
*CUENTAS QUE TE VAS* was recorded at DMC Studios in Taos,NM with Darren Cordova
Cuentas Que Te Vas was my first song released in Taos, NM on KXMT Radio. I thank Darren Cordova for all his continued support and guidence. Darren shared this song with several stations in New Mexico and it has been the #1 requested song for several weeks. This has been such a wonderful ride! Muchisimas gracias mi amigo Darren! and thanks to all my amazing Costilla / New Mexico Family ,Friends and Fans

Photography by Mandi Arellano *Art design by Christy Turner

This CD is dedicated to my 70 KICKSTARTER BACKERS . I wish I could fit every name on here. Without each and every one of you, this project would have not been possible. I'm so blessed to have such great friends and family. Thanks to my buddy, Jay Boekeloo who inspired me to try Kickstarter and Caleb Thomas for making my Kickstarter campaign come to life. This CD follows my musical journey from childhood in New Mexico with its Hispano roots and the influence of my Musical family. Spanning the country from California and Tennessee to Oregon...so many teachers, mentors, and friends along the way, and I thank God for putting us all on the same path. Thanks to my Love, Mandi J, for her love and support and especially all her patience while I geeked out for several months. Thanks to my daughter Jayden for taking this music journey with me, there's nothing I enjoy more than sharing music with you Jayden. To my daughter Bri, I wish our schedules would've alligned better because your sweet voice was truely missed on this project. Thanks to my mom Henrietta and sister Rochelle for always supporting my musical Dreams. And thanks to my brother Rodney, for always being so encouraging and for being such a badass bass man and big brother :-) And cheers to my musician friends old and new who joined me on this project, Thank you so much , you all are Amazing!
Much Love, Chris J Arellano
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