The Crooked Jades | Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait

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Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait

by The Crooked Jades

Across the wide seas, distant mountains, and the vast emptiness of the soul, this soundtrack by The Crooked Jades emphasizes the lonesome in "high Lonesome" music, their old-time music roots reflecting the cultural melange and longing
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Put My Little Shoes Away
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2. Miner's Child
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3. I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again
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4. Pearl Bryan/Intro (Instrumental)
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5. Cumberland Gap
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6. Letter Edged In Black (Instrumental)
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7. Little Bessie
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8. Miner's Child (Instrumental)
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9. Hard For To Love
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10. She Lied To Me
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11. Young Edward
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12. Letter Edged In Black
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13. Put My Little Shoes Away (Instrumental)
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14. Moonshiner
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15. Wayfaring Stranger (Instrumental)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Soundtrack to "Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait" an award-winning documentary film by Patrick Donohew which follows the lives of seven sisters who grew up in Kentucky in the 1930s and 1940s, tracing their stories as they move from the family farm in the Appalachian mountains to the big city of Lexington below.

The Crooked Jades are on a mission to reinvent old-world music for a modern age,
pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances.
Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, they bring their driving dance tunes and haunting ballads
to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe.

Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, beautiful original compositions, inspired arrangements
and eclectic instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with band leader and founder Jeff Kazor’s vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-radio music. With this old-time foundation, the band has created the unique Crooked Jades sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of
the European and African immigrants who came to the new world. Filtering these old-world sounds with
universal and ancient themes through a post 9/11 lens they seek to make sense of the future.
They call this old-world music.

A blend of West and East Coast pickers with equal parts attitude and respect,
The Crooked Jades are unlike any other old-time band, performing with a thrilling energy
that has audiences on their feet dancing and critics comparing them to everyone from
the New Lost City Ramblers and The Pogues to Gillian Welch and Tom Waits.
This album features the original lineup of The Crooked Jades : Jeff Kazor (guitars/vocals), Lisa Berman (Hawaiian slide/dobro/guitar/vocals), Tom Lucas (banjos/organ/guitar/bass/vocals), Dan Lynn (bass)
and Erik Pearson (banjo/guitar). Special guests include Bill Foss on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, banjo-ukulele and bass, Martha Hawthorne on vocals, guitar & bass, and Chris Kee on Arco bass.

The Crooked Jades have 4 critically-acclaimed CDs including "The Unfortunate Rake Volume 1" and "The Unfortunate Rake, Vol. 2: Yellow Mercury" co-produced by alt-country’s Richard Buckner.
2004’s self-titled 5 song-EP foreshadows the brand new CD expected in February 2006.

Old-Time Is Not A Crime. www.crookedjades.com

For more info. on the film go to www.sourmashfilms.com


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www.GreatIndieMusic.com

Bluegrass and Folk mixed togeather.
The Crooked Jades do a great job on this cd. Keep up the good work!

Roland Berg

Seven Sisters
What a brilliant album.There´s not a weak spot. If you want to visit heaven for a few minutes, just listen to Miner´s Child. Great performance.

Amy Fleetman

Lovin' this CD
I love the harmonies, the instrumentals; it's a winner for old-time sound and feel

CD Baby


With the popularization of bluegrass through films like O Brother Where Art Thou and artists like Alison Krauss, these days it's not difficult to find an ample supply of up-and-coming bluegrass acts. But quanity doen't always guarantee quality and it's still a treat to stumble across a group like The Crooked Jades. It can be difficult to pin down what it is that distinguishes the exceptional artist from the crowd, but whatever that something is, it is definitely threaded through each and every song on "Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait." With classic, crying vocals and poignantly sweet harmonies, these songs ache with the sentiments of the Appalachians and country life. For some purely unforgettable bluegrass and country folk, look no further.

Linda Heflin

Enjoyed all your great music! This takes me back! I love all your music!
GREAT LISTENING!!! THIS IS A WONDERFUL GROUP!!! REMINDS ME OF MY YOUTH!!! KEEP UP WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING, IT'S GREAT!!!