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Lorien & Early

by Lorien & Early

Polly Lorien and Bob Early are joined by stellar studio musicians to deliver an album of original tunes with their custom blend of Blues, Jazz, and Folk known as Hickster Jive. Lorien is a savvy singer/songwriter with more than just love to wail about!
Genre: Blues: Jazzy Blues
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1. Naïve
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2. Crazed
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3. Pennies & Stars
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4. Mama's Papa (feat. Lucas Moomaw)
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5. Perfect Speed (feat. Cameron Owens)
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6. Brave Ones (feat. Cameron Owens & Andy Owens)
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7. Modern Chanty
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8. Make It (feat. Lucas Moomaw)
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9. Nothin' New (feat. Cameron Owens)
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10. Sweet Hell (feat. Andy Owens & Cody McGuire)
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Album Notes
Polly Lorien and Bob Early have been drawing in eclectic audiences and knockin’ their socks off since 2010. From different musical backgrounds, their individual styles meld into an original bluesyjazzyfolky sound known as “Hickster Jive.”

This album provided an opportunity to explore and innovate, giving each song its own unique flavor. From the straight blues sound of "Naive" to the reggae-esque vibe of "Mama's Papa," from the haunting cello on "Nothin' New" to the Bob Wills tribute "Sweet Hell," the record is held together by the soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics of Polly Lorien and the inspired guitar and mandolin solos of Bob Early.

For this debut studio album, Polly and Bob were fortunate to work with engineer and producer Andy Owens at Lonesome Pine Recording Studio in Boone, NC. Although they usually perform as a duo, Lorien and Early were delighted to work with a variety of studio musicians for this album. Cameron Owens contributed to every track on bass and also did two tracks on cello. Lucas Moomaw had a wonderful whirlwind session resulting in two tracks with drums. Cody McGuire stopped in for a rousing banjo track, and Stuart Owens added fiddle highlights to one saucy number. Andy Owens even got in on the fun, whippin' out his mandolin for the album's final track. The recording process was a wonderful experience, and a grand time was had by all!

When the Rockies and New Orleans meet, it sounds something like Hickster Jive: soulful blues with deep roots and a hipster edge.


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James LaCroix

Hickster Happiness
Lorien & Early’s first studio album is an earful treat! It’s difficult to nail it down with comparisons, because it’s truly a unique blend of jazz, blues, and folk styles. “Hickster Jive” is the term coined to describe this musical recipe and it’s flat out tasty.

What I love most about this album are the lyrics. Polly is quite the story teller. As you listen to these songs, you will smile and say to yourself, “I know exactly what she is talking about! I was such a silly young thing myself. I guess I’ll just sit here with some wine spodeeodee and realize that nothing is at it seems.” You’ll wonder who “The Captain” was. You’ll wonder about the size of the pearl she found in that oyster. You’ll “wonder, wonder, wonder, how it all can fall asunder, when you are trying not to blunder in your ways.” Polly is incredible playful with her language and she is perfectly complimented with her band mate Bob Early; a hickster on the Mandolin.

Each one of us is looking for happiness in this crazy world! Buy this album and be a happy person.