The album made it's premiere with the local radio (& internet ) waves right here on Us Folk. We've heard it & it's great, ...this one's going to get some national, even international, air for sure!' Chris Darling, WMPG 'Us Folk' Alabama Blood, is a blend of alternative back porch country, gospel, and folk. Her rich voice and stories are accompanied by dobro, harp and the sweet rythyms of Scott Elliot and Richard Hollis of the Boneheads. 'It's a strong step into my roots.' says Elizabeth, who has been working with some of Portland's finest roots and country musicians, Haakon Kalweit from Shanna and the Hawk, and Rob Sylvain of Gigaphone Records. Artist History I grew up just below Yosemite National Park in California. I began writing when I was 7 or 8. When I saw Elvis with my mom in 1972, it was a pivotal moment; I just had to keep singing and writing. He was the King... After a move across the country to Maine, gigging with a country cover band at VFWs and grange halls all over New England, I started writing my own music again with my duo partner and guitarist, Tom O'Brien. We played together for a few years and released One of A Kind in 1995. Alabama Blood came from a bunch of songs I'd written that were more roots country than folk. Haak Kallweit is a fantastic arranger and writer. We pulled together a wonderful group of guys. Rob Sylvain on dobro and Sean Mencher plays lead guitar on Let Yourself Love her. That tune was written by Judd Strunk (Daisy a Day) - his sons live in Maine. We also had some of the best rhythym players around - Scott Elliott on bass and Richard Hollis of the Boneheads and Mark Cousins from Cattle Call on drums. My favorite addition is the harp...Joe Bloom sounds like honey on a biscut. The finest moment recording this was a hot summer day in July and we all stood outside the barn studio in a field to record Happiness. It was beautiful and warm and it absolutely smelled like summer with everything buzzing around. We couldn't nail a take outside with a steady stream of trucks buzzing along too... we had to finsh back in the barn. Andrea Re is the sweet voice you hear on that tune. Enjoy the music! Write a review! Peace and Love, Elizabeth.