Christian Lopez | Down By The Drowning Creek

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Down By The Drowning Creek

by Christian Lopez

"stories of hard living, love unrequited, tragic demise and unexpected heroism are the stuff of Drowning Creek... a through-the-glass-darkly look back into the 19th century." - Rambles
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. The Miller's Daughter
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2. Patrick Delaney
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3. Bounty Jumper
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4. Under the Mountain
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5. Julia Bulette
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6. One Fine Spring Day
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7. Little Red Cap
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8. Mossy Grove
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9. Cold Frosty Morning
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10. Vesey's Hotel
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Album Notes
"I recommend this disc highly... All myths are not ancient, and not all stories worth telling are told upon the operatic stage. Lopez and his colleagues have given us a handful of glimpses into life as it was, and done so with admirable skill and style."

"densely narrative, Civil War-era, traditional American folk... historical, grim and tragic stories about rebs, raiders and regulators, miners, murders and mourning... have been turned into folklore by this talented storyteller." -Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA

"Wow... stories that resonate with all the glory and heartbreak of the human condition... works like a charm."

"Interesting stuff. I felt immersed in myth. Each song suggests a larger epic of which it is part."
-Robb Holmes, WUGA Georgia Public Radio, Athens, GA

"Stories of hard living, love unrequited, tragic demise and unexpected heroism are the stuff of Drowning Creek and will remind the listener of the great Child ballads that migrated to America" says Rambles...

Christian Lopez's debut release, Down By The Drowning Creek, is a collection of story songs, most of them based on real people and events from the 19th century. The Andersonville-trilogy, "Patrick Delaney," "Bounty Jumper," and "Little Red Cap," takes place in the infamous prison camp. Another batch of songs, "Under the Mountain," "Julia Bulette," "One Fine Spring Day" and "Vesey's Hotel" are set in the boomtown of Virginia City, Nevada in the late 1860's. The all-acoustic release features some of Athens, Georgia's finest musicians, including Antoon Speters, Dick Daniels, Andrew Heaton(Packway Handle Band, Calliope Fair) and William Tonks(Barbara Cue, Jack Logan & Liquor Cabinet).

"...seriously talented..." Flagpole

*Nominated for a 2005 Athens Music Award - Folk


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Andy Keeler

great stories and excellent musicians - well worth listening to
Christian Lopez has that rare talent for creating characters and story lines that become real in just a few phrases. The stories conjure times and places far beyond the mundane she-loves-me or I’m-so-alienated world of 21st century American music. When you combine this talent with clean melody lines and some excellent acoustic musicians, you get one hell of a good album. My favorite song on the album is Little Red Cap, the story of a very young Union prisoner and his survival by virtue of the nobility of one of his Confederate captors. Under The Mountain, the story of a heartbroken Nevada miner, displays a remarkably beautiful blend of fiddle, clawhammer banjo and guitar behind Lopez’s wistful lyrics. Several of these songs have persisted on my regular ipod playlists for over almost a year now without growing old. If you’re willing to take a chance on some great stories and excellent music, I recommend you give this album a try.

Bluegrass and Folk mixed togeather.
Christian Lopez does a great job on this cd. Keep up the good work!


Brilliant! Highly recommended!

Joyce Moss

THe lyrics are as wonderful as the music. Christian has a gift for story telling with his music. A really great CD.