Erin Sitton | Gone by Noon

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Gone by Noon

by Erin Sitton

Her music couples her percussive acoustic guitar style with clever lyrics and stories that allow you to appreciate where she is coming from - delivered with a feminist twist and a tomboy-ish tone - she sends you away energized.
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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1. Over Joy
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2. Weeping Yogi
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3. More than Me
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4. Gone by Noon
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5. Follow
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6. Windstorm
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7. A Wedding Song
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8. My Bridge
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9. After the Factor
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10. I Drink Orange Juice
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11. The Three
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12. Christmas Has Come
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13. Sun Pass
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Gone by Noon, starts off like a hip, offbeat collection of poetry set to music, but it quickly becomes clear that Erin Sitton has more than a gift for story telling; she draws listeners in with her adept guitar work and quirky melodies that are often heartbreakingly lovely.  She explores a range of complex human emotions, from the grief of losing a loved one, to the melancholy of remembering first love, to the upbeat optimism of finding true love in "A Wedding Song".

You might find yourself humming songs from the album at random times, and although they are varied in style and content, one theme that comes through repeatedly is that of nostalgia for some hallowed image of "home".  People leave home for different reasons, whether it's leaving a bad relationship, leaving a good relationship that's run its course, or simply growing up and moving on, and the songs on this album touch upon all of them.  You can't help thinking that someone who has been left behind by Erin can take comfort in the knowledge that she has taken her leave with plenty of sensitivity and reflection.  "I Drink Orange Juice", an anthem for anyone struggling with leaving behind a relationship that is unfulfilling, almost the "I Will Survive" of mellow, folk-style music, cleverly turns the tables and leaves one feeling that the neglected, condescended-to protagonist in the story is the one with the upper hand, the more competent survivor.

There's a strong sense of the artist's loyalty to her roots, as evidenced by "The Three" and "Christmas Has Come", both of which examine her relationships with her brothers, the first looking back at the past, the second articulating the precarious combination of stress and comfort
that comes with family reunions.  "Weeping Yogi" almost carelessly tosses out the lyric, "In case I don't come back, I didn't want to leave you all alone", which would bring you to tears if it wasn't sung so cheerfully, as a matter-of-fact pledge of loyalty to those left behind. 

Erin's one-woman show is impressive in its richness and simplicity, and is sprinkled throughout with surprising little bursts of harmony, the well-placed voice-overs of the artist herself.  The whole CD builds up to the beautiful, stirring "Sun Pass", whose lyrics don't seem limited to a single interpretation but leave one feeling sad (and... inexplicably happy?) about the inevitable passage of time, passage of friendships, and passage of life.  It ties in beautifully with the previous themes of leaving and returning home, growing into and out of relationships, facing losses of all types, thanking our lucky stars for the finds.  Meanwhile the sun's passage, beautiful and relentless, illuminates these daily struggles we are all subject to.  Bravo Erin, for this masterful work. It's no wonder live audiences all over Colorado love this woman!


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Christopher

Great original music
In general, very original and creative. Erin has a fantastic voice that is well suited to the more emotional/saddening undertones in the songs that she writes. The CD could use a bit more on the instrumental... Her voice stands out a bit too much and keeps the music from flowing smoothly at times. All in all, a good selection. I like the last track, "Sun Pass", the best.

Gabby

Welcome to my new addiction.
This CD is not only good, it's addictive. I just cant stop listening to it, the way she curls her voice around the drums and guitar, the way the words stick in my head like little reminders. It's good. It's really really good. Buy it.

Gina

Reaffirming life!
Erin is a talented woman, no doubt about that! This CD makes one look at their life and reflect on where they've been. I know I did! "Sun Pass" is the glaringly obvious stand out track. Thank you Erin for gently reminding us that loss, itself, can be a beautiful thing.

Cynthia

Thoughtful, beautiful, and addictive!
The lyrics are well-planned and thought-provoking while still being personable. The music is beautiful and melodic, calming and interesting. It's realistic; it's music you can really relate to and yet it still manages to be a great deal of fun. I highly recommend this CD; I haven't quit listening to it since it arrived!

Gina G. Rosset Smith

Gone By Noon
Well done vocally & lyrically!A CD requiring repeated listenings!

Gabrielle Coburn

this cd stole my heart
The CD as a whole weaves a tapestry of amazing quitar and the perfect vocals to go with it. The theme of home runs throughout, and it's so relatable. You can really hear where she's coming from.

After I bought the CD, I dropped several tracks into mixes for several friends. Without exception, they all asked me "who was that on track 6?" And they have all since bought her CD.

Sarah Leversee: Art as Action

I love Erin Sitton
Erin's debut album is an incredible collection of catchy and simultaneously touching songs which all tie back to a them of HOME. The simplicity of her voice, guitar, and some hand drums keeps your focus on the great lyrics. I espiecially like the intensity of Windstorm and the universally relateable I Do. I can't wait to hear what she comes out with next.

Angie

Best I've heard
Erin is the best I have heard on CDbaby yet! She's one to watch. Erin has a great career ahead of her.

Marco Lopes (marcolopes@netc.pt)

Erin Sitton... damn! Cleaver girl!
When I listen to this LP I think to myself that one day the world is going to be ruled by women! Yeah, she can play that guitar, she sings beautifully, she writes a heck of story in every song. Provoking truthfull lyrics, simple and VERY WELL played music, she really reaches me right into the brain! What more could I ask? Marry me! (wait... no! You may NOT come home!). All the best! Marco. (P.S. really loved the cd edition)

Lori Kemper

This cd is great
I just got this cd, and it is so great. The lyrical content is thought provoking and heartfelt and the guitar rhythms are right up there with Ani Difranco.. her voice is melodic and touching, and I just loved this cd!
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