California Calling (LP)

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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Folk, Indie
October 20, 2017

Format: Vinyl (LP)



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"There's so much depth in this songwriting, and the songs fall into my most favorite category of songwriting: using traditional forms to subvert the tradition." - No Depression

" . . .vocally superb . . . amazing talent with the fiddle" - Maverick

"she's turned the humblest sounds and ideas from American roots music into a gloriously ambitious musical project. . ." - Hearth Music

". . . their close and complex harmonies and imaginative arrangements signified the best of folk right now." - The Bluegrass Situation

Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl.

Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she and her Dance Cards (cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan and bassist Natalie Bohrn) break new ground with a bold and elegant new album, based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they've created something that's simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

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Key Value
Catalogue number COM46971
Barcode 0766397469713
Number of items 1
Imported No
Weight 140g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 300mm x 6mm x 300mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. The Low Hum -
2. California Calling -
3. Three Little Words -
4. Skipping Stone -
5. Hold On -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
6. Swing & Turn (Jubilee) -
7. Rhododendron -
8. Someday -
9. Stockholm -
10. Pace Myself -
11. If You Hear Me -