Maurice Tani | The White Water

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The White Water

by Maurice Tani

The seventh album from rye-to-romantic, supercalifornographic singer-songslinger. A unique brand of torch and twang that is at once smart, dark, sassy... and fun.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Kitchen Fire
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2. Suffer
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3. It Looked Like You Had It All
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4. Baby 1 2 3
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5. The Cheap Seats
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6. Angelina
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7. Take Me with You When You Go Too Far
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8. Believe It or Not
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9. Southern Exposure (Live)
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10. The Look of Love
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Album Notes
Maurice Tani is a veteran singer-songwriter and band leader of the California Americana scene. Tani is known for his wry-to-romantic songwriting, agile guitar style and expressive singing. He has released six critically acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years. Previous to the new “White Water” album, his most recent include two released simultaneously: “Blue Line” a studio album, and “Two Stroke”, an album of acoustic duos and trios with bassist Mike Anderson.

“I was actually blown away. Maurice Tani writes songs that sound at once familiar, ethereal and beautiful.”
-Robert Sproul, No Depression Magazine

Short for “Supercalifornographicexpealidocious”, the term Tani uses to describe his particular flavor of Americana. While rooted in country music, Tani's writing is centered on an urban, West Coast perspective.

“Though much of my material is based on fictional characters and situations, I still write what I know. I'm not particularly comfortable or interested in the rural imagery of tractors, 4x4s or general agriculture common in much country music. What attracts me most about country is the story telling side of it. My stories are more likely to be centered around an urban experience. I'm a Californian from a large metropolitan area and I write about the things that hold my attention. I think of these songs as a sort of cinema for the blind. Short musical narratives of life on the left coast.”

“All in all, possibly the best indie ‘Americana’ band to come from the Bay Area . . . ever . . . period.” - Paul Olguin

“This music is neither retro nor country; it's twang noir. A fully realized universe, on a dark night, with an AM radio station sending out a strong signal from somewhere down Highway 99. Are you listening?”
- Scott Bloom, Bay Area Twang

“This is thoughtful, heart-wrenching stuff about human asteroids that wonder where and how they lost their way and if there is a GPS that works. …darkly funny comments on power, desire, adrenalin, ambivalence, and narco squad surveillance.” -Jeep Rosenberg, Freight Train Boogie



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