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Drive-by Romance

by Sherry Austin

A fine and welcome debut in the tradition of california singer/songwriters, think of Kate Wolf with a honky-tonk band.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Learning
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2. I Laid in Bed All Afternoon
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3. Baby Blue Bonneville
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4. Sapphire Sky
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5. How's the Mustang Running?
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6. Love's a Word I Never Throw Around
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7. Broke Down
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8. Hump Day Roses
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9. 455 Rocket
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10. All I Can Give
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11. 105
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Album Notes
“Sherry’s music is a rewarding listen. With fresh melodies and believable lyrics, I’ll have to include it in my road trip collection. Cool voice, also!”
—Grammy-winning producer/musician Lloyd Maines

“Sherry Austin’s material has the rough-hewn sensitivity of a Robert Earl Keen, a Fred Eaglesmith or a Slaid Cleaves. But her powerful, clear voice adds a feminine dimension that is totally fresh. She’s got such a great voice. People listening across the country are going to get a whole new feel for a popular form because it’s coming from a woman’s perspective.”
—Tom Miller, booker, Henflings International Folk & Acoustic Concert Series

A relative newcomer to the acoustic Americana scene, Austin earned respectful notices for her debut album Drive By Romance, a down-to-earth, rootsy collection of philosophical ballads, thoughtfully detailed story songs — many about cars or characters on metaphorical journeys — and covers of influential songwriters like Gillian Welch and Slaid Cleaves. She and her band have earned more fans opening shows for John Hiatt, Jesse Winchester, Robert Earl Keen, David Bromberg, Iris Dement, and Slaid Cleaves. Not too shabby for someone who started writing songs just a few short years ago.

Sherry's second CD, Drive On Back, is now available. Go to: http://cdbaby.com/cd/sherryaustin2

Notable Airplay includes:
* KPIG, Freedom, CA top 40 rotation, May and June 2003. I Wouldn’t Lie to You from the Compilation, Take Me Home, put into rotation in March, 2006. Sherry is a regular on KPIG’s Please Stand By live show every Sunday.

* NPR- Car Talk, Baby Blue Bonneville, How’s the Mustang Running, 455 Rocket

* KRCL, Salt Lake City Drive-by Romance CD of the week June 2003

* Folkscene, taping with Roz and Howard Larman. Broadcast in 3-06.

Sherry’s skills at writing and performing have earned her awards from Billboard’s Songwriting Contest, Northern California Songwriter Association (NCSA), and she was the first place winner in the Songwriting Competition, sponsored by MARS Music in 2004.

A San Francisco native, Sherry grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her move to the wooded Santa Cruz Mountains was "the best thing that ever happened to me" and to lovers of honest Americana music and honey-drenched voices, as well.



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One of the finest singers I've ever heard
How Sherry managed to avoid sharing her incredible talents with the world for so long is beyond me - but then again, only those who grow the heirloom plants know when the fruit is at it's peak. Sherry's work holds it's own with some of the better songwriters - and as far as singers go....look out. This lady is the real deal. Nothing contrived here. Imagine Joan Baez finding her voice these days and you'll be prepared for this CD.

suzy miller

sherry moves me to tears
Sherry's Drive-by Romance is a cd that moves me to tears, her songwriting is fresh and yet raw. she writes like she has lived it. Sherry covers Fred Eaglesmith amazingly

pokey karol

Lots of emotion and honesty on this one!
The songs are sophisticated without ever being slick. Lots of emotion and honesty on this one!
Some songs come welling up from out of the darkness and some lead you to the light.
Others are just plain hot-rodding fun.
And that voice...... MMMmmmmmm!!!
I'm definitely a Sherryhead!