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Auburn - Mixed Feelings (CD)

Release Date: 11th September 2015

Label: Bat Country
Catalogue Number: BC034CD
Price: £9.99
Available: In stock

Auburn - Mixed Feelings

“A remarkable energy is ever-present” – David Innes, R2

“A sound that is as evocative as it is moving” – Neil King, Fatea

Auburn have cemented their place within the genre with this album” – Ravenheart

We’ve been stopped in our tracks by Liz Lenten and Auburn’s dramatic genre-amalgam Nashville” - Flying Shoes

……A cultural microcosm of the new sound for American roots music! – Bop n Jazz

Despite the harrowing subject of domestic abuse….Auburn succeeds through the quality of the song writing and invocalist Liz Lenten’s delivery – R2 Un-Herd Volume 51 May/June 2015/2014 proved to be a hugely exciting year for acoustic ensemble Auburn, who reformed in 2011 after almost a decadeapart.

With a new album and a major UK tour supporting the legendary Jefferson Starship’s 40th anniversary tour, Auburn have been captivating audiences around the country with their unique blend of Americana, blues and rootsmusic.  Their 2014 album, ‘Nashville’, features 12 songs from singer-songwriter and Auburn lynchpin Liz Lenten, andestablishes Auburn’s place as a compelling force in contemporary Americana. Showcasing Liz’s versatility as a writerand vocalist, Nashville’s sonic world fuses elements of blues, Alt-country and roots music, with soulful lyrics andcatchy pop rhythms.Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with award-winning producer Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffiths, Mary Gauthier, KimRichey)

‘Nashville’ features musicians who have played with everyone from Roy Orbison to Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton. Three tracks from the album were made available on ReverbNation prior to its release and within a few weeks had reached No.1 in the UK Americana charts and No.7 in the Global Americana charts. ‘Nashville’ has gained extensive airplay and great reviews across Europe - notably Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal andFrance.In January 2015 Liz returned to Nashville, TN., and again with producer/guitarist THOMM JUTZ, and fantasticNashville Musicians below, recorded new CD – MIXED FEELINGS.  Lynn Williams on Drums (Tinsley Ellis, Mary Gauthier, Delbert McClinton, The Wallflowers) Mark Fain on Bass (Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby, Jonny Cash, Mac Wiseman) Barry Walsh on Keys (Gretchen Peters, Tom Russell)J ustin Moses on Banjo, Dobro and Fiddle (Alison Krauss, Emmy-Lou Harris, Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs) JT Brown on Harmony Vocals (Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nancy Griffiths).

The CD has 12 brand new songs, covering all the usual emotional issues, including love, loss, domestic abuse and manslaughter, confusion, perseverance, trust, friendship and psychotic-stalker-dumped-girlfriends! Enjoy!  To get the year started with a bang, they played a few live dates, again supporting Jefferson Starship on their 2015 UK tour.‘Opening up the musical proceedings were ‘Auburn’, a British group led by Liz Lenten, they played aset consisting of country. blues and Americana which really hit the spot on a cold, miserable February evening. The set consisted of 6 tracks, spanning their 2 cd’s (‘Indian Summer’ and more recently ‘Nashville’) and a couple of tracks lifted from their forthcoming album ‘Mixed Feelings’ which is due to land later in 2015.  Liz’s voice echoed the stars of the Nashville country music scene and the stripped back band produced a balanced platform for her to launch herself, winningmany hearts with this solid performance.’ EXETER PHEONIX – LIVE REVIEW FEB 2015 –WWW.MUSICMUSO.COM

Live Dates:

11th Sept -The Artrix, Bromsgrove (Supporting The Strawbs) 

12th Sept - The Met, Bury (Supporting Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick)

13th Sept - The Glasshouse, Peterborough

15th Sept - Club Wotever, London  

18th Sept - The Drill Hall, Lincoln (supporting Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick)

25th Sept - Voodoo Lounge, Stamford

4th October - The Convent, Gloucestershire - to be netcast LIVE @  9pm - www.theconvent.net


Just like the Brits did to us with the blues, they’ve come to Nashville and recorded a killer set of Americana which they are now selling back to us.  Getting away from the usual radio driven fodder, Auburn makes wonderfully atmospheric music that feels inspired by Ry Cooder but the lyrics are delivered in such a way that unless you really listen closely you miss how this stuff reads like the kind of country that first turned rappers on to Johnny Cash because he was such an OG.  This set is equally strange and magical and sure to entice you in ways you never imagined.  This is the kind of off the beaten track stuff boomers have been clamoring for.  Killer stuff that really takes you by surprise.   http://www.midwestrecord.com/MWR986.html


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