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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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My Kind

You’re like a freight train
Running through my brain
Whiskey and Cocaine
Habits hard to shake

I kind of like them
A little off the balance line
If you’re a hard one
Hard to know and hard to find
Then you’re my kind

Just like a freight train
An earthquake, a hurricane
Natural Disaster
Did you mean to leave all this pain
In your wake

Or are you helpless
Driven by the winds of fate
If you need someone to hold onto
Someone to love you blind
Then you’re my kind

I feel like laughing
I feel like breaking down
I feel like dancing with the devil
And crying out a lonesome sound

Just like a freight train
Driving through the wind and rain
Whiskey and cocaine
A blues horn line
Red red wine

I’d drive a thousand miles
To wind up at your door
You can show me all your cracks and scars
I’ll still love you more
I’m your lifeline
‘Cause you’re my kind

credits

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

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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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