Jayme Kelly Curtis | Mid Life Chrysalis

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Mid Life Chrysalis

by Jayme Kelly Curtis

The soul of Natalie Merchant, the intelligence and wit of Suzanne Vega, the hypnotic allure of Margo Timmins - a bold and dreamy blend of passion, beauty and power.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Until It Teaches Me
4:20 $0.99
2. Tunisia
4:20 $0.99
3. Way Station in Purgatory
3:16 $0.99
4. What Would Jed Do?
3:46 $0.99
5. Fly Me to the Islands
4:58 $0.99
6. Sleeping With Cats
2:20 $0.99
7. The English Girl
4:02 $0.99
8. The Cycle
4:51 $0.99
9. Losing Lovers to Barleycorn
3:48 $0.99
10. Many Seasons Ago
4:48 $0.99
11. The One They Call Mr. President
3:19 $0.99
12. Start of the 21st Century
3:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Listener’s Guide to Mid Life Chrysalis by Jayme Kelly Curtis

1) Until it Teaches Me (4:20) – An intense portrait of sexual attraction. A variable time signature sets the tone for this spooky rock and roll ballad.

2) Tunisia (4:19) – A traveler inspires fear among her provincial neighbors. Serpentine, Middle Eastern sounding rhythm and drone.

3) Way Station in Purgatory (3:15) – A lilting, Samba-like postcard from an exotic shore lamenting the loss of passion in rhythm.

4) What Would Jed Do? (3:45)– A whimsical, medium tempo tribute to television sitcoms.

5) Fly Me to the Islands (4:56) – A dreamy wish to fly away to the stress-free life of a later-day Robinson Crusoe. Featuring guitar, ukulele and Hawaiian lap steel.

6) Sleeping With Cats (2:18) – Instrumental. Acoustic and electric guitar evoke the Santos and Johnny classic “Sleepwalk.”

7) The English Girl (4:00) – Violin and baritone guitar form a slow waltz to tell the tale of a war bride’s journey from innocence to the mean streets of the city. A sad illustration of how the effects of war reach far beyond the battlefield.

8) The Cycle (4:49) – An exquisite, deeply contemplative expression of familial regret featuring guitar, cello and English horn.

9) Losing Lovers to Barleycorn (3:46) – Evocative of an old time Appalachian tune a la Gillian Welch, with a modern twist. Guitar, Dobro, mandolin and tasteful percussion tell the tale of alcoholism’s insidious journey through a family.

10) Many Seasons Ago (4:46) – Mystical rock and roll in the tradition of Spirit and early Fleetwood Mac. A flower child looks back at the passionate days of the summer of love, with full trap set drumming and electric guitar. I used to be so wild ...

11) The One They Call Mr. President (3:17) – A bluesy protest song with acoustic guitars and tenor sax. A politician ain’t no better than a really bad boyfriend.

12) Start of the 21st Century (3:07) – A chirpy, up tempo look at the state of the world. Straight up, singer/songwriter fare with guitar, violin and vocals.



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