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Floating Through The Stars

by Ritchey Brothers

Drawing together rock, blues, folk and country, you get Americana roots rock. Inspirational lyrics and soulful rythms carry this CD staight to your heart.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Come Easy
5:14 $0.99
2. Ain't Rock n' Roll
3:41 $0.99
3. Slept With An Angel
5:23 $0.99
4. Swing Free
4:36 $0.99
5. Little Flower
3:59 $0.99
6. Doin' Fine
4:31 $0.99
7. The River Flowers
4:08 $0.99
8. Left Heaven
4:33 $0.99
9. The Space
3:45 $0.99
10. Pollyanna
3:49 $0.99
11. Take Me Back
3:59 $0.99
12. Home
5:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
After ten years of working independently and/or with other bands, The Ritchey Brothers have come together to release their debut CD, Floating Through The Stars.

This 12-track collection features eight tunes by Ed Ritchey, two by Don and two by Doug and encompasses sounds from many music genres.

From the bluesy feel of "Ain't Rock n' Roll and Doin' Fine", folk stylings of "Pollyanna" and "The River Flows", blue grass of "Little Flower", a soulful "Home", jam of "Don't Come Easy", "Swing Free", "Take Me Back" and "Left Heaven", to a tinge of psychedelia of "The Space", The Ritchey Brothers have entwined a Rootsy Americana sound to bring a fresh collection of music that is truly original.

The Ritchey Brothers have produced a truly enjoyable listen experience through creative arrangements by blending the standard rock 'n roll instrumentation with fiddle, played by Dan Cade, on "Little Flower", "Pollyanna" and "Ain't Rock n' Roll" and pedal steel, played by Barry Hensley, on "Pollyanna" and "Home".

Ron Brzoska adds a driving rock rhythm to "Swing Free" and "Doin' Fine", while Stephanie Jeffreys lays down a sweet harmony to "Pollyanna". Jason Marquez hits you hard with a blues harp on "Doin Fine".

You won't be disappointed with the lyrics either. The Ritchey Brothers lyrics convey a heart felt introspection with a deep reflection on experience that truly touches the soul.


Here's what some have written about Floating Through The Stars...


"The standout tune is Little Flower, a little bluegrass-tinged number reminiscent of Mermaid Avenue, the Wilco/Billy Bragg Collaboration....."

"The River Flows sounds like an outtake from the Band's Music From The Big Pink (or maybe the B side to The Weight). Seriously, the harmony vocal over the chorus
could have come from Levon Helm and company...."

Chad Painter, The Other Paper, Jan 17-23, 2002, Columbus, Ohio

"Floating Through The Stars by the Ritchey Brothers is a lively, rollicking trip (think driving down the highway watching the road go by), that displays hints of American act from The Band, to The Eagles to The Allman Brothers."

Jim Fischer, This Week, Jan 23, 2002, Columbus, Ohio

"The Brothers kick off their disc with a rambling "Don't Come Easy," opening with the kind of sound that made people want to quit the rat race and become a deadhead.

Another standout track is Pollyanna, which effectively pulls of the same sound as early Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris collaboration.

These guys are capable of being as free form as the want to be, able to launch into a jam at any minute, but without sacrificing simple, heartfelt lyrics that tie most of the
songs together.

Travis Hoewischer, ColumbusMusic.com April 19, 2002, Columbus, Oh.

It's even more engaging when ... (they) get to "Slept With An Angel" and display a more charming affinity toward the late-'60s country sounds of The Byrds, The Band, Neil Young or even Van Morrison.

Ryan Horns, Columbus Alive, May 2, 2002. Columbus, Ohio.



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isaac omari

i need it .

john arnold

floating through the stars
dawn m introduced me to don and the music. i can't get enough. this album is absolutely fantastic. time for new cd's. good work guys. look forward to seeing you play soon.