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Misery Loves Company

by Mary Flower

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An artist whose mastery has elevated her to the highest ranks of roots music, Mary Flower is celebrated for her instrumental skills and engaging vocal style. Her new Yellow Dog Records release, Misery Loves Company, finds Mary hosting eleven musicians who join her for a series of duets.

Along with Mary’s dazzling guitar and unmatched lap steel, the record features empathetic performances from some of blues and roots music’s most accomplished practitioners.

Mary's fourth Yellow Dog release is a stripped-down collection of a dozen songs. Calling upon the talent pool in her home town of Portland OR, she sat down with ten instrumentalists — and one singer — to make her most intimate record to date. Misery Loves Company features a staggering variety of great players, from jazz pianist Dave Frishberg to multi-instrumentalist Colin Linden. It’s a testament to Mary’s ability to bring out the best in her collaborators.

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released October 11, 2011

Produced by Mary Flower

Recorded in the spring of 2011 at Secret Society Studios, Portland, OR by Jordan Leff
Mixed at Hipposonic West Studios, Vancouver, BC and Pinhead Recorders, Nashville TN by Colin Linden
Assisted by Jeremy Patch
Mastered at Airshow Mastering, Boulder CO by David Glasser

Cover photo: Brandy Kayzakian-Rowe
Inside photo: Sidney Smith
Graphic design: Brooke Barnett
Executive Producer: Mike Powers

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Mary Flower Portland, Oregon

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

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Track Name: Way Down in the Bottom
Way down in the bottom where the darkness meets despair
There’s a force that pulls on the heart and soul to a never land down there
A never land down there

Like a long sleep in the holler where the cold cuts to the bone
It’s a hell-bent wind that sucks you in to the arms of the deep below
Arms of the deep below

I would lift you up from the mire and the bramble
I would turn your face to the wondrous sun
I would find a place where gentle waters calm you
And hold you ‘til the day is done

It’s a solitary journey where the tortured souls do thrive
A slippery step you can lose your grip
You can lose your will to survive, lose your will to survive
Track Name: I'm Dreaming of Your Demise
There’s one thing I can’t deny
As I gaze into your beady eyes
Baby this should come as no surprise
I am dreaming of your demise

Birds singing out in the park
Sun is shinin’ I’m on a lark
You appear and it all goes dark
I am dreaming of your demise

You are my diabolical baby---(and I’m startin’ to think)
Your sordid ways are making me crazy---(drivin’ me to drink)

You call me your sweetie pie
I’m the rotten apple of your eye
When you spout those nasty lies
I dream about your demise

You’re skatin’ on real thin ice
Fool me once, there won’t be a twice
I might need some legal advice
I am dreaming of your demise

Take all your baggage back to Las Vegas
I’ll take the kids and most of your wages

Sayonara, it’s been nice
Livin’ in fool’s paradise
Cyanide could make things right
I’m dreaming of your demise