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Bridges

by Mary Flower

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Mary Flower, a 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee for “Acoustic Artist of the Year,” brings her uniquely personal vision of roots music to the most fully realized album of her career. On Bridges, the guitarist’s sound is technically dazzling yet grounded in the down-to-earth simplicity of early 20th century American music.

In unearthing obscure gems from the songbooks of 1920s and ’30s America to complement her own rootsy compositions, Flower explores and illuminates the complex relationships between Piedmont blues, ragtime, jazz, and old-time gospel music. Unconventional instruments such as piano, tuba, accordion, clarinet, mandolin, and saxophone flesh out the arrangements on 14 tracks that, taken together, reveal Flower to be capable of remarkable nuance — as well as more stylistic diversity than just about any other artist currently recording under the “acoustic blues” banner.

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released February 10, 2009

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Mary Flower Portland, Oregon

Blues, Folk, Rags, Swing, Fingerpicking, Lap-Steel, springwater-clear vocals...

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Track Name: Rhythm of the Road
I’ve traveled down these hard luck roads
Dust on the dashboard and holes in my clothes
Heat on the highway and wear on my tread
All I really want is a room and a bed

Gears whining still they lead me on
Where am I going and why am I still gone
Why does this freedom lead me by the nose
Must be something ‘bout this life that I chose

Home, it’s a memory, so close to me, when will I see that willow tree that beckons me back home

Pack my bags and turn this trip around
I just can’t wait to see my own hometown
One more roadhouse and one more song
I love this road but the best road leads me home

Home, it’s a memory, so close to me, when will I see that willow tree that beckons me back home

Refrain: How am I gonna get home caught up in the rhythm of the road…
Track Name: Portland Town
Way out west there’s a mighty sound where the clouds roll in and it all comes down in Portland Town,
Those grey skies won’t bring you down cause the green grows from the sacred ground in Portland Town, Portland Town

Down it comes and it stays for days and it covers you like a holy haze in Portland Town
Feel the mist upon your skin, close your eyes and drink it in in Portland Town, Portland Town

Muddy ground, muddy boots, big old trees with muddy roots in Portland Town
Take your shoes off at the door ‘cause you don’t want mud on mama’s floor in Portland Town, Portland Town

(spoken)
I feel a sunbreak coming on—here it comes, there it goes

It might freeze and it might get hotter but I’m gonna stay come hell or high water in Portland Town
All that rain’s gonna make you strong you can sing and dance all night long in Portland Town, Portland Town

What that rain’s gonna do for me is wash all my troubles out to sea in Portland Town, Portland Town