Holy Water And Whiskey | Miners, Outlaws, and other Relatives

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Nancy Griffith Sons of the Pioneers The Rankin Family

More Artists From
United States - New Mexico

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Modern Folk Folk: Folk Pop Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

Miners, Outlaws, and other Relatives

by Holy Water And Whiskey

An award winning collection of original and cover songs about people, the West, and the human spirit – tastefully performed with gentle instruments, strong vocals and soaring harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Sam Parras
Share this song!
X
3:46 album only
2. I am a Miner
Share this song!
X
4:45 album only
3. Feed My Sheep
Share this song!
X
2:22 album only
4. Sixteen Tons
Share this song!
X
3:25 album only
5. Upper Big Branch
Share this song!
X
4:18 album only
6. Mary Had a Baby
Share this song!
X
2:37 album only
7. Ghostriders in the Sky
Share this song!
X
3:33 album only
8. Fishin' Blues
Share this song!
X
3:53 album only
9. Blue Wing
Share this song!
X
5:25 album only
10. Catfish John
Share this song!
X
3:03 album only
11. Night Rider's Lament
Share this song!
X
4:48 album only
12. Ramblin' Rover
Share this song!
X
2:31 album only
13. Fancy Red Boots
Share this song!
X
3:51 album only
14. Last Trip Home
Share this song!
X
4:37 album only
15. Step By Step
Share this song!
X
4:12 album only
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Holy Water and Whiskey continues to delight audiences and listeners in this, their third and award winning CD. They bring clear lead vocals, tasteful instrumental accompaniment, beautifully blended harmonies and a diverse selection of songs and musical styles. “Miners, Outlaws and Other Relatives” was nominated for five 2011 New Mexico Awards: Best Vocal (“Mary Had a Baby”), Best Production, Best Cover Song (Sixteen Tons”), Best Gospel Song (“Sam Parras”) and Best Western Song (Fancy Red Boots”). The CD was awardd first place for best vocal and best western song. The music is new and yet somehow familiar at the same time, but always worth listening to. The original songs (Sam Parras, I am a Miner, Fancy Red Boots and Upper Big Branch) tell very human stories and honor some of our shared human experiences. Spiritual themes also form a common thread in this music and those themes are reinforced by the beautiful harmonies in the songs. Here are some recent responses to their music at live performances:

“Holy Water and Whiskey is the gentlest folk group I have ever heard, during my 50 years in the music business. Their harmony epitomizes the essence of spirituality-in-singing. The effect of their music is immensely mesmerizing and truly healing. For me, healing through music is more than a concept. Having worked as a music therapist in psychiatric hospitals I have observed dramatic healing effects music can have on people. The music of Holy Water and Whiskey - the sound and blend of their voices, their instruments and their personalities - has a softness and healing quality which has a profound effect on the listener. The elegance and grace of their music and their genuine approach to communicating it to their audience is definitely something the world is crying out for.”

"Holy Water and Whiskey provided us a tangy mix of bluegrass, gospel and folk music -- they made familiar tunes uniquely their own. Their clear, rich and intricately woven harmonies inspired us all as the voices played the music and the instruments sang.”

“…It's like hearing what you see when birds change formation in mid flight; seamless. These folks are the "real deal" for whom music is as natural as breathing. It was a great pleasure to have them play, and we feel really lucky to look forward to their return this season.“

“…Holy Water and Whiskey” was a pure treat for those in attendance. The harmony, both a cappella and with instruments is crisp and clear, a delight to the listeners ear! Maggie’s powerful voice, Bruce’s stories and Scott and his tales seem to become one when the music begins. I guess the operative word for “Holy Water and Whiskey” would be “WOW!”

“…Three well trained, highly complimentary voices combined with outstanding instrumental talent will delight any audience. Reminiscent of American folk combined with a dose of Appalachian country, gospel, old English street songs and just a hint of old Bostonian sailing music, this band's style will have you tapping your feet no later than 10 seconds into their opening number. “



Reviews


to write a review

Ted

This is the best HWW album yet!!
What an excellent CD! I especially like Maggie's second part of harmony. Great choice of songs, the instruments and the voices that blend so well and the recording work that bring this all together.

Thank you for producing this compilation of inspiring harmonic a cappella and accompanied perfection, and thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.