06/27/17 Allison Pierce – Year of the Rabbit CD Giveaway

 

Yesterday was a rainy day here and I craved some mellow music.  The Year of The Rabbit is a well put together cd with music that is nice to sit and listen to.  It’s calming with a country music sound.  This first solo album isn’t her first album though.  Allison is half of the Pierce duo with her sister and is covering music she wrote for herself.

 

 

Year of the Rabbit (Sony Music Masterworks) marks Allison Pierce’s first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in the acclaimed duo, The Pierces.   Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound.  The only outside contributors were Gabe Witcher, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg Leisz, who played pedal steel on another.

 

“Over the years, I’d write these songs knowing they weren’t Pierces songs, and I collected them in anticipation of the day when I could record them myself,” says Pierce.  “I’d envisioned the whole thing, so I was ready, and waiting patiently for the opportunity to make it.”

 

 

“It was intense,” Allison says of the experience, “because Ethan is trying to capture something that’s really intimate, and the more vulnerable, the better. Sometimes I’d feel like a take wasn’t my best musical performance, but Ethan would say, “No, no, no, this is the magic.’ He hears something that’s special, something that would appeal to the emotions of the listener.”

 

As for the album title?  In Chinese astrology, rabbit is the symbol for hope.  For Pierce, it also means transformation.  “The rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was what took her from her mundane world into the spiritual and mystical realm, where she was transformed.”

 

Track listing

 

  1. Fool Him
  2. Evidence
  3. Follow You Down
  4. Never Coming Back
  5. Sea of Love
  6. Drink One for You
  7. I Can See for Miles
  8. To the Grave
  9. It Is Well With My Soul
  10. A Kiss Before You Go
  11. Bed of Nails
  12. Peace Like River

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15 comments for “06/27/17 Allison Pierce – Year of the Rabbit CD Giveaway

  1. Elizabeth H.
    June 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    There was an error when I clicked on the link.

  2. Ann Fantom
    June 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I leaned that Allison was born in Birmingham, Alabama

  3. doug gerard
    June 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I couldn’t visit instead I GET THIS:>> This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
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  4. June 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I learned the album was produced by Ethan Johns.

  5. susan smoaks
    June 23, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    i learned that allison is from my home state of alabama, cool!

  6. Jeanna Massman
    June 26, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I like that Alison is from the South.

  7. Ed
    June 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Allison is the older of the sisters form The Pierces.

  8. Amber Hites
    June 27, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I like that she is a southern girl like me, but when I clicked the link it was broken.

  9. Philip Lawrence
    June 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I learned that this is her first album as a solo arrist.

  10. June 27, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    love that she is southern from alabama

  11. Leela
    June 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Produced by Ethan Johns.

  12. Stephanie Liske
    June 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Allison Pierce’s debut solo album is Year Of The Rabbit.

  13. Buddy Garrett
    June 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I learned she is a native of Birmingham, Alabama.

  14. Sand
    June 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I learned that she’s from Alabama.

  15. Jerry Marquardt
    June 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    I learned that Allison is from Birmingham, Alabama.

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