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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.



Well the night feels so lonesome without you
And it’s a shame how I’m crying about you
And the loneliest time
Is about a quarter after nine
When the night’s rolling in without you

Well it’s a shame how I’m falling so quickly
Just like the rain that falls down in a heartbeat
I’ve been saving myself
But I jumped right off the shelf
And I’m hoping you’ll be here to catch me

But what if that’s not the way it goes
You could walk away and leave me stranded
Love’s a briar
Love’s a thorny rose
But my heart’s not dead yet
I still know how to forget

Well I’m hoping that you’ve got the touch
To make me talk, make me laugh, make me moan
I’ve been saving myself
But I jumped right off the shelf
Love’s a noose and a crown
Lifts you up
Drags you down
But I can’t fall in love without you


from Walker Road, track released December 24, 2014
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
Henry Nagle: Pedal Steel



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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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