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Six Times Stronger

by ThorNton Creek

Americana - like standing in a barn of curing burley tobacco and having a shot of whiskey from the bottle.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Waiting Don't Bring it Back
4:51 $0.99
2. Down to the Sea
3:56 $0.99
3. Long Way Back to Virginia
4:12 $0.99
4. Melted Iron
4:46 $0.99
5. Farther on Down that Track
3:47 $0.99
6. Betty and Buddy
4:06 $0.99
7. Seven Candles
3:27 $0.99
8. Dead End Polka
3:24 $0.99
9. Dust into Bone
3:47 $0.99
10. She Ain't No Bee
3:00 $0.99
11. Morpheus
6:01 $0.99
12. Crawdad
3:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
This work was recorded ThorNton Creek at the Husky Door factory. This incarnation of the Creek featured Don Miller on lead guitar, Walter Harley on bass, Duane Taylor on drums, Saundrah Humphrey on viola and violin, and Thornton Bowman on acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars. Everyone sang. MJ Bishop came in to do harmony vocals on Morpheus, and Tim Swetonic played some drums.

"The name ThorNton Creek conjures up the image of a Bluegrass band, but this band has a diverse sound that's hard to categorize - sort of country/folk/pop, but frequently with more edge; and of course this CD is 'six times stronger.' Stronger than what, I am not sure, but it is a strong CD. The band cranks out 11 solid tracks, plus a delightful bonus track/jam at the end....this is a tight, well produced CD, that will bring the listener back to it again and again in order to fully appreciate its many artistic levels."

Alan Kausal - Victory Review, Vol. 29, November 2004

About ThorNton Creek

Who's in the band and what are they doing there?
Thornton Bowman writes songs, plays acoustic guitar, and sings. MJ Bishop plays the mandolin and sings. Walter Harley plays bass. Mark Drake plays drums. Don Miller plays electric guitar and sings.

What the heck kind of band is that?
ThorNton Creek oozes out of the cracks between Neil Young, John Hiatt, Wilco and John Prine. Why not listen to a sample and make up your own description?

How long has the band been together?
Thornton, Duane Taylor, and Don started out in 1996. Duane left for a while, some other people came and went (including Don's brother Steve), Saundrah Humphrey joined in 1999, Walter in 2001, and Duane came back in 2002. Saundrah left in 2003. MJ joined in 2003. Then Duane left. Mark came in 2004. Walter left in 2006 and joined Purty Mouth (a band ThorNton Creek plays with sometimes). Steve Miller, Don's brother, came back in 2006. MJ went on tour in 2009 (but will come back). Eric Smith started playing with them in 2009.

What's a Thornton Creek?
It's a creek in Seattle. The band's Top Secret Laboratory is located somewhere nearby.

So there's a guy named Thornton but his last name isn't Creek?
True.("Thornton" is a stage name. His real name is Jethro Tull.)

How do you spell ThorNton Creek (the band, not the creek)?
Just like that. With a capital "N" in the middle. Always with an "N". Sometimes people forget the "N", but that's just wrong.



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Eva Tree

Amazing lyrics and song-storytelling
I love the lyrics of these songs. They really tell a story that is both personal and applicable to all.
Great band! Well worth a listen.

Heather in Seattle

'Six Times Stronger' has several layers and it takes a couple of listenings to peel them back. The songs start out soft, easing their way into your mind until Bowman's voice begins to sound like home. Hints of jazz, soul, twang and ? intermingle in this reflective collection of tunes. Whether you're drinking whiskey or wine, this album is an excellent companion. My compliments to the band!

David Aimone

Great CD! Songwriting at its best...
1. You're songwriting ability has really bloomed and matured. The songs are definitely more complex and mature. They're fantastic.
2. The arrangements are also wonderful--I don't know how much is your direct influence or the fact that your band has grown tighter.
3. The guitars and voices are done really well!
Generally, I love this CD and think you've done a GREAT job!

Brian Fey

ThorNton creek opens my soul.
The richness of Thorntons words and voice somehow sooths and inpires me at the sametime. Thornton and the sounds of the creek are magical.
Every CD gets better and better. Now this one plays in the Mexican forest for all the birds.

Clay from Guppy's West Seattle

Best Bar Band in the World
If you are looking for a laid-back, no-attitude band to play your laid-back, no-attitude club, you couldn't ask for a better group than ThorNton Creek. We had them in more than once, and every time they packed the house. This CD is a great addition to their already fantastic song library, and I look forward to seeing them play some of this new stuff live.

Outstanding musicians and a really cool group of people - I just can't say enough good things about them. When we get our place re-opened, they will be the second call I make (right after the one to the liquor board!).

WorldPerc casting for Performing heARTS

Love it! Love the harmonies, words and fine strumin'.
Love it. Their best yet, with more to come I am sure. These folksy friends play so tightly together its like they are related. They are incestuous and inviting.