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Two Pines

by Peter Bolland

Americana folk rock alt-country songs that break your heart, then put it back together again stronger than ever.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Two Pines
4:55 $0.99
2. Rollin' Lonely
2:58 $0.99
3. Take Me To The Beach
3:24 $0.99
4. My Favorite Song
5:25 $0.99
5. Long Gone
6:31 $0.99
6. In The Rain
4:21 $0.99
7. The Longing
4:43 $0.99
8. Hands
3:54 $0.99
9. On The Bridge
4:00 $0.99
10. Driving Around
2:56 $0.99
11. I Love The Way You Call Me Baby
3:08 $0.99
12. Iron Road
4:39 $0.99
13. Hallowed Ground
3:49 $0.99
14. Sand County Time
3:59 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Two Pines" is the long-awaited album from award winning singer-songwriter Peter Bolland whose former band The Coyote Problem took the coveted Best Americana Album prize at the San Diego Music Awards for both of their albums ("California" in 2007 and "Wire" in 2005). "The new album 'Two Pines,'" says Bolland, "features 14 songs cut from the same cloth as my previous work -- dry, lonely, serious, but ultimately heartening alt-country songs built around the holy trinity of acoustic guitar, bass, and drums, with just enough lap steel, Dobro, harmonica, and harmony to sweeten the hurt."

Music critic George Varga of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes, "Bolland is an accomplished troubadour... witness 'Two Pines', his first new album in seven years. Produced by San Diego music mainstay Sven-Erik Seaholm, its 14 songs combine Bolland’s thoughtful lyrics and warm, conversational vocals with songs that salute Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne and other singer-songwriters who established country-flavored rock in the late 1960s and early ’70s. By turns melancholic and upbeat, it’s a well-crafted work..."

And Frank Kocher of the San Diego Troubadour says, "Roots rocker Peter Bolland plays California music, the hybrid style of country-rock ushered in by Neil Young, Gram Parsons, and the early Eagles, among others. Bolland is a master of evoking the unhurried stumble-step of Young’s ballads, the catchiness of the Eagles’ rock hooks, and close harmonies and country-wise feel that made Parsons an icon. He also manages to transcend his influences, giving songs his own flavor. 'In the Rain' is an ear-grabbing rocker, burning with the kind of energy that made the Jackson Browne’s 'Take it Easy' a hit. Brisk acoustic strumming and sharp harmonies soar high, and Sale’s insistent beat drives the tune as nicely carved electric guitar solos fit the catchy highlight perfectly. The level doesn’t drop as 'The Longing' goes for an E Street feel and succeeds: a homesick GI’s lament, 'It’s just about a couple of clicks from Fallujah to a soldier’s bed/ I’ll be dreamin’ of home before the pillow ever hits my head.' It nails the angst of the soldier in the distant desert, managing some of the scale of Springsteen’s wall-of-sound anthems, another standout. 'Hands' makes three winners in a row, as Bolland sings a memento about key moments of personal spiritual awakening, to one of the catchiest hooks on the disc. With 'Sand County Time' Bolland saves one of the best to close the disc, a powerful, catchy rocker with beautifully layered guitars, vocals and harmonies; it leaves the listener wanting more. Other memorable songs include 'Driving Around' and 'Iron Road,' and there’s no real dross – a feat on a 59-minute disc. Front to back, Two Pines is a generous collection of first-class roots rock by Peter Bolland, with much to enjoy for California music lovers."


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Tim Flannery

Two Pines
Driving around San Francisco yesterday I put in Peter Bolland's new Cd " Two Pines",
It felt like it was coming right out of the ground with the California sound I love so much. I don't like to compare artists, or say they sound like others, but I do know we are influenced by what we love. Two Pines seems to have all of my favorite influences, mix in it, harmonies that sound like the "Byrd's, Pedal Steel that blends in like "The Flying Burrito Brothers" chunky wood guitars with a hint of " Neil Young's, rhythm " and a warm rich full sound that feels so good on the ears. As I left the city heading to the redwood trees I was stunned by Peters lyrics, and song writing . Peter paints the terrain with words, and tones, his bridges are just at the right time that either lifts and moves the song around the corner , or tears your heart open with a minor key. I believe a songwriter has to have live, before they can truly write believable songs. Peter Bolland has nailed this one, headed to Half Moon Bay, his song about going to the beach, brought back my younger days, but inspired me to turn the music up, roll the windows down, and breathe in the wonderful tones, of Two Pines. Tim Flannery.





Driving around San Francisco yesterday I put in Peter Bolland's new Cd " Two Pines",
It felt like it was coming right out of the ground with the California sound I love so much. I don't like to compare artists, or say they sound like others, but I do know we are influenced by what we love. Two Pines seems to have all of my favorite influences, mix in it, harmonies that sound like the "Byrd's, Pedal Steel that blends in like "The Flying Burrito Brothers" chunky wood guitars with a hint of " Neil Young's, rhythm " and a warm rich full sound that feels so good on the ears. As I left the city heading to the redwood trees I was stunned by Peters lyrics, and song writing . Peter paints the terrain with words, and tones, his bridges are just at the right time that either lifts and moves the song around the corner , or tears your heart open with a minor key. I believe a songwriter has to have live, before they can truly write believable songs. Peter Bolland has nailed this one, headed to Half Moon Bay, his song about going to the beach, brought back my younger days, but inspired me to turn the music up, roll the windows down, and breathe in the wonderful tones, of Two Pines. Tim Flannery.





Driving around San Francisco yesterday I put in Peter Bolland's new Cd " Two Pines",
It felt like it was coming right out of the ground with the California sound I love so much. I don't like to compare artists, or say they sound like others, but I do know we are influenced by what we love. Two Pines seems to have all of my favorite influences, mix in it, harmonies that sound like the "Byrd's, Pedal Steel that blends in like "The Flying Burrito Brothers" chunky wood guitars with a hint of " Neil Young's, rhythm " and a warm rich full sound that feels so good on the ears. As I left the city heading to the redwood trees I was stunned by Peters lyrics, and song writing . Peter paints the terrain with words, and tones, his bridges are just at the right time that either lifts and moves the song around the corner , or tears your heart open with a minor key. I believe a songwriter has to have live, before they can truly write believable songs. Peter Bolland has nailed this one, headed to Half Moon Bay, his song about going to the beach, brought back my younger days, but inspired me to turn the music up, roll the windows down, and breathe in the wonderful tones, of Two Pines. Tim Flannery.
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