Juni Fisher | Tumbleweed Letters

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Tumbleweed Letters

by Juni Fisher

Winter 2005:"TUMBLEWEED LETTERS" reached #2 album on the "Ropeburns" Western Charts, and single "RED VELVET SLIPPERS" went #1. Western Music's Top Female Vocalist ....for good reason.
Genre: Country: Western
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Red Velvet Slippers
4:19 $0.99
2. Me and Martha Jane
4:13 $0.99
3. I Can't Complain
4:14 $0.99
4. Jersey Lilly
4:01 $0.99
5. Sierry Boots
3:59 $0.99
6. I Will Miss Ireland
5:14 $0.99
7. Chinaman Jack
4:22 $0.99
8. The Same River
7:12 $0.99
9. Just Doin' My Job
2:41 $0.99
10. (If This) Ain't Jesse James
3:59 $0.99
11. Tumbleweed Letters
4:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
She has been likened to movie director John Ford for her sweeping, epic story songs, to Stanley Kubrick for her stark, raw edged vignettes of the history of the American West, and to Tom Russell for her provoking lyrics.

Juni Fisher's sound skills as a songwriter and singer come honestly. At five, she was soloing on stage, and by eight had gained a mastery of her first guitar that allowed her to accompany herself and two sisters at a multitude of venues in central California. Solo, she captured kudos at talent contests and center stage at benefit performances.

Picking up her sister's banjo in high school, Juni pulled together a bluegrass trio, and went on to front a dance orchestra, singing songs from a generation before her.

Stints with bands, playing country music dance halls from central to southern California honed her voice to a sound that is her's alone.

Listeners might hear sweet, vocal passages reminiscent of an early Joan Baez, or Maura o'Connell. Her love of traditional folk music blends seamlessly with an equal love for the songs of the American West. Her captivating performances are filled with the perfect, essential marriage of crystalline guitar passages, both strong and moving.

Juni Fisher chooses to write songs not for their "radio ready" appeal, but instead for their heart wrenching, inspiring, funny, enchanting and thought provoking impact. Because the lives of the people behind her songs are so multi layered, she leaves the discovery of the vast levels of her storylines to the listener.

One thing is for certain, those who stop to listen, to venture into the tapestry of story and song this remarkable lady has carefully and beautifully woven, are captivated, enchanted, moved to laughter and to tears. Such is the music, such are the songs, such are the encounters with Juni Fisher.



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Bettye Martinez

How about nothing better?
The stories that Juni writes on Tumbleweed Letters are just as a page in history. Her story telling not only puts you right there in the story with her but gives you the feeling that you are in the old west as well. This CD is so wonderful that you keep listening to it over and over and never tire of hearing the same songs. What a master at what she does! Thanks for letting us be able to share your talent through your story telling!

Andy Mowatt

Tumbleweed Letters
I'm not a person of many words so I will sum up Juni's CD in two words. Absolutely superb! Thanks.
I ordered three of Juni's CDs and they are all great. Now I am eagerly waiting on the fourth one arriving.

OJ Sikes, Ropeburns Magazine

It's Unique, It's western all the way, It's ALL good music!
I hear most of the recordings that our genre issues, and it's been a long time since I heard one as interesting and as well-done as this one. It's unique; it's Western all the way, but it's not like any other album I've heard. The sound is predominantly acoustic, but after awhile you don't notice when electrification or percussion comes in. It doesn't really matter. It's all good music.
There are 11 cuts, each different, each masterfully arranged and performed. Each depicts a different aspect of the West. There's even one from the perspective of a milk cow, and one from that of a cavalry mule! And Juni's delightful sequel to "Sierry Peakes" is here, too.
But on the more serious side, there are several wonderful songs I found captivating, like "The Same River," "I Can't Complain," "Chinaman Jack" and others. My favorite, though, is one titled "Red Velvet Slippers," inspired by Marty Robbins' classic, "El Paso." I've already programmed that one on my internet radio show and I'll bet lots of radio folks will be doing the same!

Sandhi Burk

I love this CD!
What wonderful stories! Juni has a great voice and this CD is my new favorite. Now that I have found her I will be lookin for her other CDs.


tumbleweed letters
Can I get the words to tumbleweed letters. I just love your music ,I saw you at Ramsey Canyon I have all four of your CD's I just love them. do you have any more ?

Michael Killen

Juni's songs are like classic western movies!
Right off the top I'm a bit biased as my wife Dianne Killen co-produced this marvelous CD with Juni. The two made their vision of treating each song as little movies come true with great success. Juni's songs are mesmerizing and each one in this collection can easily become your favorite. "Chinaman Jack" and "The Same River" are haunting and "Red Velvet Slippers" is as finely a crafted song as the original Marty Robbins classic "El Paso" it complements. The title tune is a gem, especially with Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky dueting and "If This Ain't Jesse James" has as much drive as team of horses pulling the noon stage into town. As a witness to many of the recording sessions for this CD I can testify that great care went into each of these songs with some of Nashville's best players contributing their talents to the project. These songs will work their way into your head and heart and leave you wishing for a sequel. If these songs really were little movies, you'd be glued to your seat right through the credits!

Ed Goodstein

Great album!
I can't add much to the other review. Great stuff in the
genre, and she has a lovely, straightforward voice that
recalls a bit Sylvia Tyson & Maura O'Connell, & Katy Moffatt
(esp. on her "Cowboy Girl" album). Very accomplished IMO.

Howard G. Staub

This lady has a very unique voice!
Juni Fisher's CD just arrived this past Saturday. Needless to say it will receive air play on The Real West from the Old West on KOTS radio, Deming, New Mexico. Performers whose voice is not drowned out by musical instruments is a rarity in this day and age. A great package of eleven memorable songs. Thanks Juni!