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The High Road

by Lindy Gravelle

Country-rooted female vocalist, pianist, and songwriter who offers a blend of six well-crafted original songs and heartfelt renditions of six enduring standard songs.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Another Trip Around the Sun
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2. The Wayward Wind
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3. How Far Can I Fall?
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4. It's All in the Jeans
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5. Friendz
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6. Last Date
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7. The High Road
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8. Bobby McGee
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9. You Don't Know Me
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10. Sweet Dreams
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11. Fallen Brother
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12. Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dear Fan/Friends,

Here I go again, having captured some "sonic snapshots" of a dozen new songs that I've enjoyed performing and recording, in hopes that you'll enjoy listening to them...

The High Road is quite a variety pack of music, blending different styles of music; mixing six new original songs with six tried and true standards... I feel it exposes my deep country roots, with tributes to musical legends Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson, Don Gibson, Cindy Walker and Floyd Cramer. It also includes a commissioned original song, Fallen Brother, about an Oregon firefighter and modern day folk hero, Randy Carpenter.

Biography:

Lindy grew up in the small town of Heppner in Eastern Oregon, where the landscape was as broad and open as Texas. "It was cowboys and ranchers, and the big deal of the year was the rodeo." Her parents owned Heppner's popular Wagon Wheel Café.

For entertainment at the Wagon Wheel, Lindy's father led her brothers and sisters in a country and western band, performing songs by Hank Williams, Buck Owens and Patsy Cline. Lindy made her debut as a performer at the age of three, when her father brought her onstage for a nightly solo.

"Our house was a short walk away," Lindy recalls. "They'd bring me out to sing and then Mom would take me home to bed. When I was eight, I started playing piano and singing as a regular member of the band."

She fell in love with the music. "With such simple melody and harmony, a country song can just pierce the heart. It was a great way to share family time-- being together, making music together," she says. "The music was fun, and I loved seeing other people's joy, seeing how much the music meant to them."

A contract with Ripcord Records marked Lindy's transformation from band member to recording artist, and spurred her on to write more and more of her own songs.

In 1980 she moved to San Francisco, where Lindy and her country-rock Red Dog Band gained notoriety in and around the Bay Area and won opening slots for Michael Martin Murphy, Hank Williams Jr., Commander Cody and other stars.
Soon Lindy's management was pointing her to Music City.

In 1985, Lindy made the move to Nashville, and Lindy's fresh, original songs began to get noticed. Marsha Thornton's single and video of Lindy's composition A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline became a regular play on CMT. Exit 99 was a single for CeeCee Chapman, and was featured on Lorrie Morgan's gold-selling "Warpaint" album. Mila Mason included One Thing Led to Another on her Atlantic released "The Strong One", and Lindy herself became a fixture on the Nashville club circuit, packing in the loyal crowds who gravitated to the easy intimacy of her agile, jazzy piano work and her witty and soulful vocal style.

As the millennium turned, Lindy Gravelle's thoughts turned as well, to her roots in the Northwest, and she decided it was time to go back to her Oregon roots. Now based in Central Oregon, "where the high desert meets the Cascade Mountains," the gifted musician singer composer says she finds renewed inspiration within in the dramatic natural environment she cherished growing up.

"Turn to the West, and you see the mountains," she says. "Turn around to the East, and it's all high desert, juniper and sage...

"The landscape gives me balance; it leads me up and takes me down. " I love the Old West, and the spirit of the Old West is alive here."

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Ron Hebron

The high road
I liked the original songs that Lindy obviously wrote and performed. I was not crazy about the renditions of the old classics, likely just because I am so used to hearing them sung in their original state, any different version is going to take some getting used to in order to fairly rate it. Overall, I found the album good company on my trip to Suttle Lake this afternoon. I also listened to "The Music of the Night" several times, as I always do when I listen to it. The wrenching desire of the lyrics and the way Lindy performs them is priceless. The song is truly romantic, and I am a blithering romantic myself. Some day, I too will find one who I can enjoy that and much else with. The song that Lindy wrote about her new husband on the new album is also beautiful. I , at least think it is about her husband. I cannot imagine her composing a song containing those lyrics about anyone else. The name escapes me, but once listened to, there is no mistaking the song. Overall, another great job by Lindy from Heppner.
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Char

the High Road
I have heard Lindy live only once, at Sister's OR...but I was an immediate fan! Bought 3 of her CD'S and I'm back for more. Love her voice and choices of songs. She's the best!!
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JohnnyBhe

Some of the greatest vocals I've heard in a long time
Lindy has a voice that will always have ears seeking it & a smooth style that has the softness of baby white clouds.
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