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The Tall Pines

by The Tall Pines

NPR RADIO's "BEST CDs of 2007." Connie Lynn Petruk and The Tall Pines deliver the goods for lovers of County-Soul and Southern Rock. Strong songs and strong singin' by rough dudes and rowdy women. But don't take our word for it, listen to the music below.
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1. Malibu
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2. Because I Love You
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3. Dreamin'
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4. Long Way Down
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5. Golden Joe
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6. Bye
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7. Secrets and Lies
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8. Reverend Cole
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9. Yeah!
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10. Somebody Else
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The Tall Pines debut release was recently featured in National Public Radio’s Top Ten Best CDs of 2007. NPR contributor Meredith Ochs provides the following description of The Tall Pines unique style:

“With long straight hair falling over sky high cheekbones and a penchant for floor-length dresses Connie Petruk looks like she stepped out of late ‘60s / early ‘70s Nashville and sings like the lost sister of Bobbie Gentry or Dusty Springfield. Her honeyed alto will melt the frost off your windshield, and the band’s confident backing matches her attitude flawlessly. The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill. The Ten songs on their debut CD, all written by Chris Dell’Olio and inspired by his Southern upbringing, evoke the heyday of the country-soul hybrid without ever sounding unoriginal, a difficult feat.”

- Meredith Ochs NPR

“But the story of The Tall Pines begins long before we ever recorded any music” says Connie Petruk. “The Tall Pines began pushing their tiny roots into the earth when Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris decided to sing together, and when The Band came down from Canada, and when Tony Joe White and Bobbie Gentry first started writing down stories and pickin’ their guitars at the same time. That’s when The Tall Pines really started. It’s just taken us a few decades to be born, grow up, get together and start making our own version of the music that we love.“

The Tall Pines is a family collaboration of singer Connie Lynn Petruk, and songwriter Christmas Davis, organist Joanna Choy and drummer Robert Brazier. Connie Lynn was born in Edmonton Alberta, and started singing at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo when she was just a little girl. After a few seasons spent entertaining the cowboys in Calgary, she moved to New York to seek her fortune. Christmas was raised with a colorful southern family whose members often find their way into his songs. Growing up, he spent every Sunday attending a Pentecostal church, at the insistence of his mother who was addicted to two things: Jesus, and the tambourine. Joanna packed up her belongings and moved from her California home to New York City to be a political activist. But, she found her calling singing in clubs and coffee houses in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This is where she met Connie and Chris, and helped them grow The Tall Pines. Robert Brazier, a mystery to all, showed up late one night at the band’s secret hideaway. Dressed impeccably, but with his hands covered in a strange white chalk, Robert has never offered any explanation for his appearance that night or otherwise.

“The Tall Pines” is the band’s first recording. According to Christmas Davis “In it you’ll find a generous helping of pretty young ladies on the make, drunken reverends telling tall tales, satanic choirs, small town drifters, aging dreamers, innocents with broken hearts, and all kinds of crooked characters, squeezed into ten short songs. Like a collection of Flannery O’Connor stories, with a beat. It's our first manifesto, open to interpretation, and ready to lead the sing along. We hope that you enjoy it and come back often to visit The Tall Pines.”

For More information please visit: www.myspace.com/thetallpines

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Jonathan

Love it love it looooove it
Met these guys on myspace and now am a big fan. Wish they'd come play down south where they belong.
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Mary Lee Kortes

I love this CD. It takes me back without trying to.
I love this record. It has the sounds and colors of 70's country rock, which I love, and a dash of 60's here and there, with an innocence and straightforwardness that captured me immediately. It has a strong, clear identity without trying too hard. There are so few new records I feel like listening to repeatedly, but this is one of them. I like the multiple vocalist approach, and the group harmonies. Connie Petruk's voice has the traditional qualities of a great voice, plus the right mix of attitude and emotion. That's a rare thing — as rare as the ability to see the beauty in the ugly things that make the world go 'round, as Chris Dell'Olio writes in Golden Joe. A perspective worth adopting.
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