Broken Down Ford

from by Alison Harris and The Barn Owls

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Walker Road Schoolhouse is an Americana album by Alison Harris and The Barn Owls recorded live and analog at the historic Walker Road Schoolhouse building in Two Rock, CA. The goal of this recording was to capture the organic warmth and spontaneity of the band playing music in a beautiful old room together. The Walker Road Schoolhouse building, located in Sonoma County (Northern California) features high ceilings, a fire in the hearth, and views of green fields and mustard flowers through old glass windows. The majority of the music, including all lead vocals band instrumentals, and band solos, was captured live on tape with the band playing in a circle. Overdubs included vintage instruments with lots of character- Wurlitzer, Hammond B-3 organ, Pedal Steel, and Vibraphone. Alison Harris and The Barn Owls are Alison Harris (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Erik Stieg (Mandolin, Electric Guitar), Ben Bolin (Fiddle), Max Ramey (Bass), and Chipley Trombley (Drums, Percussion, Back Up Vocals). Produced by Alison Harris and The Barn Owls. Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Dollar.

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Broken Down Ford

An old broken down Ford
On the side of a highway
At the top of a hill

Wondering if you love me like before
You don’t see things my way
I don’t think you will

I’ve got love pouring out of a bottle
One more shot, come on baby, bottoms up
That stuff burns going down, that sweet amnesia
Makes me forget how much I need your love
Tough luck

Wind blowing around
Looking out of a window
Living life on the road

Wondering if you’ll ever touch the ground
You’ve been flying solo
Learning tricks from the crows

I’ve got love pouring out of a bottle
One more shot, come on baby, bottoms up
That stuff burns going down, that sweet amnesia
Makes me forget how much I need your love
Tough luck

Long road, hidden garden
Long drive, Zero 7
New life, never again
Will I see your face my friend

Every now and then I hear some news
You’ve been running hard
Winning every fight

Me, I’m full of smiles but steeped in blues
Sometimes I miss the dark
Now that I live in the light

I’ve got love pouring out of a bottle
One more shot, come on baby, bottoms up
That stuff burns going down, that sweet amnesia
Makes me forget how much I need your love
Tough luck

credits

from Walker Road, track released December 24, 2014
Alison Harris: Lead Vox, Wurlitzer
Henry Nagle: Pedal Steel
Max Ramey: Bass
Chipley Trombley: Drums
Katie Phillips: Back Up Vocals

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Alison Harris Sebastopol, California

Alison Harris grew up in rural Sonoma County in a musical family. Her father was an elementary school music teacher, her grandfather an eccentric Hollywood composerShe started playing fiddle and singing when she was 6, and went on to pursue piano, voice, and songwriting. She released “Smoke Rings in the Sky” in 2008 (Omega Records). “Walker Road” was recorded with The Barn Owls in Two Rock, CA. ... more

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