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Crystal City

by Chelsea Crowell

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    Chelsea Crowell's second LP, Crystal City, takes some cues from her eponymous debut but delves much deeper into deeply personal songwriting and epic storytelling such as the title track.

    Like her debut, Crystal City was recorded by Crowell herself and producer/music partner, Loney John Hutchins. There are featured musicians as well - the Bakersfield twang of axeman Dave Gleason and drums from Nashville drummer Ben Martin, who has recorded with everyone from Will Oldham to Charlie Louvin.

    With tracks like I'm Gonna Freeze, Crystal City is a darker, harder hitting album than Crowell's self titled debut, but has softer moments like in Memories or Remind Me. The haunting nature of the instrumental For Stormy brings Santo and Johnny's Sleepwalk to mind. The two part Baptized songs drive home the very intimate, almost confessional tone to this album.

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Move On 01:00
For Stormy 05:08
Crystal City 06:43
Remind Me 03:54


released September 21, 2011

All words, music - Chelsea Crowell
Produced by Loney John Hutchins and Chelsea Crowell

1 Move On - C.Crowell, Live At Stephen's.
2 1'm Gonna Freeze - Gut string/Vocals, C.Crowell. Bass/Rhythm Guitar, L.J.Hutchins. Drums, Ben Martin. Lead Guitar, Dave Gleason. Triangle, Little Benny.
3 Baptized Part One - C.Crowell, Live At Stephen's. Electric Guitar, Stephen Braren. Bass, L.J.H.
4 Baptized Part Two - C.Crowell, Live At The Teacher's Lounge. Cello/organ, L.J.H.
5 For Stormy - Gut string, C.Crowell. Storm and Sirens, Mother Nature And Sylvan Park. Guitar/bass/drums/lap Steel, L.J.H. Additional Cellos, James Wood and Jacob Morris.
6 Don't Talk About The Girl - Gut String/percussion/vocals, C.Crowell, Bass/drums/guitars,
7 Crystal City - Vocals, C.Crowell. Gut String/bass/strings/electric Guitar/whistling, L.J.H.
8 Crystal City Outro
9 Memories Of You - Electric Guitar/capoed Bass, C.Crowell. Lap Steel, L.J.H. Drone, 13 Year Cicadas.
10 Better Than Her - Gut String/vocals, C.Crowell Bass/organ/back Vocals. Drums, Ben Martin. Lead Guitar/rhythm Acoustic, Dave Gleason.
11 Remind Me - C.Crowell Live At The Teacher's Lounge. Back Vocals, James Green.

Recorded and mixed by Loney John Hutchins, Nashville, TN.
With additional recording by Stephen Braren, Brooklyn, NY.
And Assisting By Chelsea Crowell.
Mastered By John Baldwin.
Photos By James Green. Layout by L.J.H.

All things that sound that way are supposed to sound that way. Thank you to my mother and father and all my family, Loney John Hutchins, Stephen Braren, Dave Gleason. Ben Martin, Lefty (as seen on cover) James Green, Louisa Green, Colm, Shane and the O’Herlihy family, Julia Nason, Jenner Furst, Dan Levin, Zoe G. Dustin Tittle, Loney Sr, Joaniei Holly G and Jaime HK, Danny K, Willy T, Dan K, Johnny Fritz. Marc Si Pierette, Ted R, Allen M. And Thank you to Carolina, Sarah, Nick and Hattie Bishop, William Moss Wilson, Amy, Day, Ashley, Doug, Shane, Bryn, AIN, Frit, Jessi B, Jessie G and Jesse W, Jody, Fanny, Andrew, Collins, Ana Lucia, Elisha, Juliana, Jon and Lauren, Shane K, Cole K, Joe M, Joanne, Greg T, Lil Benny, Old Buddy Biff, Donovan, Mr. Snyder, Katy & Molly, Ben S, Lincoln, Eden, Charlotte, Mary Herschel, The Goodman Family, Ranger Doug, Trillion. Anna S. Ngoclan, John Spragens, Margot & Heather, Laura, Fletcher, Hank D, Ethan, Kellen, Josh, Karl, Sheila B, Bert & Patrick, Chantal, diet coke and all my friends. R.I.P Marshall Grant, R.I.P number three.


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Chelsea Crowell Nashville, Tennessee

3rd generation songwriter from Nashville/NYC. Born on a table top.

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