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Samantha Crain — Kid Face (2013)

 Samantha Crain — Kid Face (2013)

Samantha Crain — Kid Face
Birth name: Samantha Jo Crain
Born: 15 August 1986, Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Genres: Alternative, Singer-Songwriter, Folk rock, indie
Occupations: Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, multi-instrumentalist
Location: Shawnee, Oklahoma, U.S.
Album release: February 19, 2013
Record Label: Ramseur Records
Duration:     40:51
Tracks:
01. Never Going Back (2:23)
02. Taught To Lie (4:23)
03. Paint (3:57)
04. For The Miner (5:14)
05. The Pattern Has Changed (2:33)
06. Churchill (3:59)
07. Kid Face (4:34)
08. Somewhere All The Time (2:26)
09. Ax (2:40)
10. Sand Paintings (5:10)
11. We've Been Found (3:32)
Website: http://samanthacrain.com/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/samanthacrain
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Samanthacrainmusic
Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Samantha+Crain?l=0
Press contact: Heidi Ellen Robinson Fitzgerald 818-705-1267 herfitz@mac.com
Agent: Chris Colbourn at Concerted Efforts---chris@concertedefforts.com
General director: Dolph Ramseur--ramseurrecords@ctc.net
Editorial Reviews:
≡  The most apparent thematic thread running through the album is restlessness. The first-person narrators of these 11 songs are in constant motion, as they feel the tug of the far horizon or the need to escape from their present circumstances, ruminating about what may lie ahead and what they re leaving behind roots, family, a lover. Counterbalancing Crain s wanderlust is a rootedness that exerts just as strong a pull. I ve lived in other places these last few years, but never for long, she says. Coming back home brings me perspective and focus. These leavening aspects are as integral to the impact of her songs as the experiences that inspired her to write them. Ultimately, the movement in the songs of Kid Face is purposeful, as Crain searches for herself and her place in the universe. Think of Kid Face as a key early chapter in what promises to be an extended, enthralling personal saga. Woody would have been proud.
≡  Parfois comparée à Joanna Newsom ou Neil Young, la singer-songwriter originaire de l' Oklahoma vient de proposer un très bon album. A découvrir.
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REVIEW
Nothing childish about 'Kid Face' 
SHAUN SMITH; Saturday, March 02, 2013 09:07 am
≡  Samantha Crain exhibits  youthful innocence and mature songwriting on her fifth album, "Kid Face," released Tuesday, Feb. 19 on Ramseur Records. A skilled guitarist like Joni Mitchell with the unfiltered expression of Regina Spektor; Crain's delightful voice serves as the perfect complement for her heartfelt lyrics.
≡  The 26-year-old from Shawnee, Okla., draws from her Choctaw Indian roots and combines modern sensibility with an authentic pastoral style. She seems to have something to prove with this release - that she can produce compelling songs that encompass a broad range of styles.
≡  Coming out of the gate strong on the first track, "Never Going Back," which fully display Crain's talent as a songwriter and storyteller. There are beautifully quiet moments like piano laden tale of heartbreak, "The Pattern Has Changed." There's a great retro-sounding track, "Taught to Lie," that utilizes some great production to make Crain's voice sound haunting.
≡  My favorite track is "Churchill," a finger-picked folk song that speaks volumes in its abbreviated refrain: "So blame me for what I can not finish/ My whole life I thought I was an opportunist/ But I'm not."
≡  Crain said during her set at Woodyfest in July that she wrote "For the Miner" for singer songwriter Jason Molina. Without his knowledge, she has been writing songs in response to his songs for about five years. The title was supposed to be directed at Molina, which it turns out actually translates to "miller," not "miner." If she hadn't told us, I'm sure we never would have known. And besides, it doesn't detract from her solid performance.
≡  Fans of the folk revival sound played by bands like the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers  will happily repeat the album's title track, "Kid Face." It incorporates an under-powered rock 'n' roll rhythm that is slight in its approach, matching Crain's delicate voice.
≡  Crain's approach to the acoustic guitar is wonderful - her style is immersive and draws in the listener between notes and well crafted melodies. It provides a solid base for her build upon and allows more creativity to flow from her backing band. It's that freedom between songs that attribute to the airiness of tracks on "Kid Face." Crain's voice coupled with the backing band sounds expansive and unending.
≡  In the studio for "Kid Face," Crain was joined by drummer Anne Lillis, bassist Brine Webb, John Calvin Abney on piano, synthesizer and banjo; violinist Daniel Foulks; Kyle Reid on lap steel, cigar box guitar, electric guitar; and vocalist Anna Ash.
≡  Crain even has a Sheryl Crow moment on this album in the "Somewhere All the Time," mastering the delicate balance incorporating traditional country music style with modern sensibility.
≡  Crain may have left the best for last on this album, with "We've Been Found" serving as the 11th and last track.

"I’m not mad, I’m conflicted
You're not bad, you are lifted
From yourself, with your landlike heart
And I’m your clone, that’s what makes it hard
Oh, we’ve been found."   — We've Been Found

≡  Fans of folk singer-songwriters should definitely find Samantha Crain's latest album appealing and will be on the lookout for critical recognition after her SXSW performance.
≡  Read the High Note with Shaun Smith every Saturday on http://www.shorenewstoday.com.
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Also:
Brandy McDonnell: http://blog.newsok.com/bamsblog/2013/03/01/cd-review-samantha-crain-kid-face/
--  http://pearlsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/samantha-crain-kid-face-2013/
--  By Trigger: http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/folk-review-samantha-crains-kid-face DesignPile by Site5.com
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Touring:
≡  In 2006 and 2007, Crain mainly toured with Beth Bombara, Berry, and Ali Harter.
In 2008, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers toured alongside Bombadil, Paleface, Justin Townes Earle, the Everybodyfields, Rachael Yamagata, Ingrid Michaelson, Meiko, Katie Herzig, and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
≡  In 2009, they toured with and played alongside The Avett Brothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Langhorne Slim, Ben Kweller, Josh Ritter, Tyler Ramsey, Sara Watkins, Kaki King, Elvis Perkins, The Everybodyfields, and Sister Suvi.
≡  In 2010, Crain toured with and played alongside Zeb Dewar, First Aid Kit, Murder by Death (band), Frontier Ruckus, Ninja Gun, and Sam Quinn
In 2011, Crain toured with Langhorne Slim, Chris Bathgate, Adrian Edmondson, and Hezekiah Jones.
≡  In 2012, Crain toured with and played alongside First Aid Kit during their European tour. Crain also toured with American Aquarium, Ben Weaver, and William Elliott Whitmore.


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