Crowell's first album runs the gamut, showcasing everything from stripped back folk to produced country pop, all with a knowing wink.
Following up on the recording sessions of her first band, Jane Only, Crowell recorded her eponymous solo debut with Nashville producer Loney John Hutchins. The two play on a majority of the record and Crowell even manned the controls at times.
Featuring additional musicians such as William Tyler and Brian Kotzur of the Silver Jews band, Chelsea Crowell explores everything from historic yarns in Where the Hell Is Robert E. Lee to deeply personal songs such as The Run.
released February 21, 2012
All music, lyrics - Chelsea Jane Crowell (ASCAP)
Produced by Chelsea Crowell and Loney John Hutchins
Recorded and mixed by Loney John Hutchins at the Teacher's Lounge (v.iii) '08- '09, Nashville, TN.
Chelsea Crowell - vocals, nylon guitar, misc percussion, piano
Loney John Hutchins - bass, misc rhythm/lead guitars, keys, drums, misc percussion, backing vocals
William Tyler - lead guitar on "Tremolo Trees", "Never Be a Beggar'' and, "Where the Hell is Robert E Lee"
Brian Kotzur - drums on "Never Be a Beggar" and "Where the Hell Is Robert E Lee"
Michael Backer - upright bass on "Tremolo Trees"
Matt Kenney, Seamus Kenney, Mark Daumen - horns on "Where the Hell Is Robert E Lee"
Kyle Hamlett - backing vocals on "Someday"
Rodney Crowell - backing vocals on "I Want My Seven Years Back."
“Eddie Brown" recorded live by Stephen Braren with Marty Linville -keys, Chelsea Crowell guitar.
Mastered by John Baldwin, Lake Fever Productions
Vinyl mastering, Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Sound
Photography and jacket layout, Pierrette Abegg
All things that sound that way are supposed to sound that way. Thank you James and Bobby and Dow, Neebon, Unit, Day, Carolina, The TV Dinner Fan Club, Claud, Mom, John and Jacob, June bug and Lefty (as seen on cover), Doug, Stephen, Fletcher Bangs Watson the Sixth, Marty, Lincoln, Scottie, Ashley, James and Louisa Green, Sarah, Bryn, Frit, Loney and Joanie, Jesse, Jessie, Amy, Loney John, Jody. RIP Number Nine.