Adrienne Young, a seventh generation Floridian, homes in on a profound and personal style on Plow to the End of the Row, her debut solo album.
The row in the title ain't Music Row; the album evokes a sheaf of antique folk music pulled out of grandma's piano bench, a hip east Nashville cafe and an Earth mother's lullaby - all held together with red clay.
This americana singer/songwriter has a disarming appeal that crosses generations. Her songs hold enough old-timey and bluegrass influence to make traditionalists nod with approval while still incorporating a healthy measure of youthful edge.
Adrienne won the songwriting contest in the Bluegrass category at Merlefest 2003 with Sadie's Song, which you can hear listed on this page.
Price of CD includes album cover sticker, wildflower seeds and a lyrics booklet.
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NOTE FROM ARTIST:
This record made itself. It is the culmination of numerous collaborations with the most profoundly talented folks I know. They have influenced me greatly and taken me to places I never would have reached on my own.
Will Kimbrough, an acclaimed musician both locally and nationally, co-wrote and co-produced many of the tracks on this album. It had always been a dream of mine to work with Will, whose solo efforts stand tall as oak and sweet as magnolia.
Ketch Secor, my teacher and friend, contributed untold amounts of inspiration to this project, as well as some mighty fine fiddle and banjo playing.
Other familiar faces include: Mark D. Sanders, Todd Snider, Dave Rowe, David Henry, Carter Wood, Alice Randell, Courtney Little, and many, many, many more.
These are my pieces of straw in a great haystack. Traditional songs of original American music. A melodic living history we can all share in. Thank you.