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Sail Away

by Eva Tree

Hauntingly beautiful vocals and warm sing-along harmonies. "Back-porch" instrumentation with guitars, mandolins, dobro and accordian.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shining Star
4:04 $0.99
2. Dreams We've Dreamt
3:48 $0.99
3. Hurricane
4:47 $0.99
4. All My Love
3:55 $0.99
5. Half Mast
4:52 $0.99
6. Sail Away
5:02 $0.99
7. Strangest Man
4:21 $0.99
8. That's Alright
3:16 $0.99
9. Dance of Spring
4:01 $0.99
10. Everywhere
4:34 $0.99
11. Heavy Load
4:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
CD:Sail Away

Canadian singer-songwriter, Eva Tree (Ay-vah), has just released her second full length CD, Sail Away. Her introspective and hauntingly beautiful songs liken her to other pared down confessional singers like Beth Orton, Fiest, and Australian crossover-country singer, Kasey Chambers.

The instrumentation of guitars, mandolin, dobro and accordion infuse the album with a sepia sun-drenched old-time mountain sound which charms with its back porch simplicity and complete lack of pretension.

The singing is raw and unadorned to a stripped down beauty, and most choruses are complimented by producer Jude Davison. His harmonies add a warmth of tone that combine with Eva’s vocal to create a complexity and sweetness of sound which is right at the crossroads where heart-yearning melancholy meets joyful.

Eva Tree hearkens from the same deep mountain woods of British Columbia as The Be Good Tanyas. She often crossed musical paths with Sam Parton and Frazey Ford (of The BGT’s) as she honed her music at tree planting camps, living rooms and open mics throughout Canada. The song, That’s Alright, called out for Frazey’s breathy harmony, and so Eva and her ensemble drove the recording gear up to Vancouver and completed the recording there. In a moment of inspiration, Eva also called on another of Vancouver’s emerging groups, The No Sh*t Shirleys. In a wonderfully raucous familial flurry (one of The Shirleys is Eva’s sister) some fantastic harmonies were recorded on the album’s closing track, Heavy Load, giving it a blues-gospel feel. Eva’s father, poet Blake Parker, is also featured on this hand-clapping, foot-stomping track.

What’s exciting about this album is that the songs were written to interweave with the radio/video script, The Princess and the Kid, a post-modern fairytale/myth written by her father, Blake Parker. Tree says that “by immersing myself into Blake’s poetic and fantastical narrative, I found a voice for new and unique characters. The project was incredibly liberating and enabled me to really sing into the songs and make them my own in a way I had not before.”

Eva had the rather unusual experience of growing up in a house with no bathroom or electricity as part of a raggle-taggle community of artistic hippie-gypsies. While working on this project, she says “I suddenly and all at once discovered my history and heritage through fascinated eyes, and found a wealth of songwriting material. This project opened a geyser in me, and the songs continue to flow. With Sail Away, I’m attempting to integrate the old with the new, have a slow dance with melody, and tell stories while I do it. “

For the full story check out www.evatree.com



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Meara Schreiber

Words and music to live by!
What a moving collection of songs! Lilting melodies and lyrics that cut right through to the heart of things... Lullabies and anthems for each and every day! Many thanks for the gift of song you bestow upon my eager ears...

Ben and Diane

Lovely music!
Congratulations again on a beautiful CD - you guys can be very proud of
"Sail Away"
All the songs are great. Hurricane and Everywhere are still my personal
Dianne loves Heavy Load - and actually - so do I


Nicely done harmonies, precise instrumentation - you
got some pros working with you on this project, and it's a keeper. - John

Bruce Hunt

Sail away on a wonderful musical trip
Until you get a chance to see Eva in concert then you'll have to settle for her newest CD- and what a delight it is! Sail away on a wonderful musical trip with great songs and of course Eva's beautifully enchanting voice.

Brad Warren

Soulful roots!
Eva Tree has one of those rare voices that is big, passionate, relaxed,
and sweet at the same time. Soulful roots and Americana music, poetry,
and fine musicianship with her remarkable band.
These guys do it right.

Sasha Lees

Love it!
picked up your CD. Love it! Mystical, down to earth, and true - your voice opened up some old memory banks.

Melissa Woodward

Eva - What a beautiful and soulful CD! What a wonderful job you and your team have done! My 3 year old daughter loves the CD too. When she hears the music she pretends to be a ballerina and dances all over the house

Amy Roberts

Lovely songs!
This CD is just beautiful. Eva's voice is so sweet and strong and the songs themselves are so powerful.

Ian Lang

WOW !!
Fabulous album from Eva.......wonderful songs...great playing ! Check 'Strangest Man' ..gorgeous cello intro ! Big suprise on the last track..soulful vocals and great feel ! Seattle is full of great talent right now....get started here !

Joni Downs

Beautiful songs!
I love your voice and songs!
I recieved this CD as a gift and can't stop playing it.
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