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Water, Ashes & Wood

by Val Blaha

A collection of 12 original Americana/alt country songs steeped in love, loss, and longing. Featuring performances from Portland, OR musical luminaries Tony Furtado, Tim Ellis, Tim Connell, and Paul Brainard.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Water, Ashes & Wood
3:08 $0.99
2. Life in the Dark
5:05 $0.99
3. Sunflowers
3:11 $0.99
4. Heart On the Line
3:02 $0.99
5. Slipping Away
4:58 $0.99
6. Now I Know
3:53 $0.99
7. August
4:58 $0.99
8. Edge of Love
4:59 $0.99
9. Time to Go
4:26 $0.99
10. Walk Away
3:38 $0.99
11. Hard On the Heart
3:39 $0.99
12. In Your Eyes
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Music has always been an important part of Val Blaha's life. She's been a singer since before she could even talk, and started studying piano at age 6, earning accolades and numerous awards before age 17. In 2001 she began teaching private music lessons, and has been performing and songwriting for the past 8 years. Val also plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Water, Ashes & Wood is her second album.

Water, Ashes & Wood
Release date: 1/5/15

Produced by Val Blaha
Mixing and sound engineering by Brandon Jiaconia
Principal vocal tracks producer and preproduction coach: Vicki Ambinder
Recorded at New North Sound, Portland, OR
Mastered by Dana White at Specialized Mastering, Tigard, OR

principal musicians:
Val Blaha: vocals, piano
Tim Ellis: rhythm guitar & lead guitar
Joe Aloia: electric bass, stand-up bass
Theresa Riccardi: drums

additional musicians:
Tim Connell - mandolin on Water, Ashes and Wood, Time to Go, Now I Know, Hard on the Heart, Sunflowers
Tony Furtado - slide guitar on Walk Away, Life in the Dark; banjo on August
Paul Brainard - pedal steel on Heart on the Line, August
Sharon Donaldson – violin on Sunflowers
Joseph Siegel – violin on Heart on the Line

All songs written by Val Blaha, except: Hard on the Heart written by Val Blaha & Rich Blaha; Life in the Dark written by Val Blaha with Jori McGinnis.

Special thanks to the backers of Val's Kickstarter campaign.

Photography: Grace Portraits/Tyra Murray

Art design: Val Blaha

all rights reserved; unofficial copying or distribution is prohibited.

Official Website: www.valblaha.com
Listen: valblaha.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/valblaha
Twitter: @ValBlaha

tags: acoustic americana acoustic country country folk folk Portland



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