Electrify My Summer

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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Electrify My Summer

It wasn’t your love that slayed me
But my hand that plunged the knife
It wasn’t your heart that betrayed me
But my obsession with wrong and right

But tonight I’m listening to your records
Delicious to remember
The girl with golden hair
In a flood of technicolor memories
Blood and glass
Pink flowers in the air

You electrify my summer

You never took me swimming
In the lethal Chico heat
But still I found black lava
Cold water, sweet relief

In the black rock tunnels under water
I found myself a lover
Who called himself escape
And he kissed me so hard my lips bruised
The very perfect opposite of you

You electrify my summer

Darlin’ wasn’t it confusing
Our little trapezoid of lust
Some loving, others using
Turning healthy hearts to dust

But tonight I’m listening to your records
Delicious to remember
The girl with golden hair
Once a muse, now a sort of ghost
Investigating blood, and skin, and bones

You electrify my summer

credits

from Walker Road, track released December 24, 2014
Lead Arranger: Max Ramey

Alison Harris and The Barn Owls:
Alison Harris: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Wurlitzer
Max Ramey: Electric Bass, Vibraphone on Heartless
Chipley Trombley: Drums, Percussion, Back Up Vocals On Storm’s Comin’ In and Hootenanny Song
Erik Stieg: Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Ben Bolin: Fiddle
Chip Roland: Hammond B3 Organ

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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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