The Rusticators Debut Album ~ $10
Acoustic Americana with exceptional harmonies
that blend seamlessly and offer an aural journey to a simpler time,
where songs mean something and the music is honest.
What's being said about
the debut CD ?
Can I sample tunes from the debut CD ?
Where can I hear The Rusticators live ?
TWO Rusticator Tunes..........................................
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The Rusticators are based in San Francisco and present a beautiful range of
sounds and emotions on this self-titled CD. The band members pen all of the
13 tracks and, like the best of such albums, they tell stories that hold our
"Spare Rib" may owe its genesis to the feminist magazine of the same name.
Abbey Linfert has written a sort of feminist retelling of the Garden of Eden
with wit and humour. As she says of the fall, "who was the snake? Adam in
disguise, girls breaking the rules must pay the price." "Tragedy's Way" is
poignant song that appears to recount a tale of a child killed in anger. As
a chronicle of modern tragedy and the heartfelt anguish it certainly hits
There is more than a trace of early EmmyLou Harris in Linfert's performance
on tracks like "A Look Underneath" and even more so on "New Start." My
favourite track is "Walking in Loneliness," very much a mainstream Americana
song. It is easy to listen to but giving attention to the lyrics gives a
greater depth. Anyone who has been in love will find echoes in this song.
To show that Linfert is not the only talented writer performer of the group,
give a listen to Chris Amsler on his composition "Sweet Sundowner."
There are some lovely tracks on this CD, which could be the catalyst for
greater recognition for the writers either as writers or performers. I would
have liked to know more of the background to the songs that would have made
them more enjoyable.
written by Nicky Rossiter
published 17 May 2003
"I would like to thank you for sending me the excellent CD, which I have received now. You sound greatˇˇ The CD is perfect for my format. This album is full of extremely interesting music and I enjoy it very very much. I want you to know that I will definitely keep up spreading a word about you amongst my listeners and I will keep featuring your music very often in the program. Thanks again. Please keep me informed about any new CD."
J.L. Bueno, "La Otra Musica",
80FM, Cadiz Spain
This is a wonderful CD. I say
that not just because it sounds great and has catchy, original tunes that grab
your heart. It’s because it holds promise of better things to come. You can
imagine what it was like for Gram Parsons to stumble across Emmylou Harris
singing in that bar in Baltimore 30 years ago. It
is also my favorite kind of CD. It didn’t wow me the first time through. I
liked it, and then it grew on me. Now I find
myself singing the songs in the middle of the day. Particularly “Tragedy’s
Way” and “A Look Underneath”.
What we have here are two talented songwriters, Abbey Linfert and Chris Amsler, combining their talents and entwining their voices to produce an even greater whole. This is folk music with a country flavor. It doesn’t sound like anybody. Several of the songs are beyond sad, almost bleak, and sung with a conviction that goes right to your marrow. Linfert, in particular, has the ability to evoke the emotions she is singing. Amsler harmonizes in a way that takes the edge off. They trade off songs, and just when you think you have them nailed down, they switch gears with a different offering.
This is a group that’s going places. My advice is to jump on board now.
Tom McCarter, KUSP-FM and kusp.org
Santa Cruz, CA USA
FOREVER FINDS YOU...
neil youngesque music with chris cavascas styled vocals
"incredible from the first note. musically simplistic but the subtle chord changes are matched by a vocal impression neatly stamped upon them. moving, in that laid back get me another caffeine free latte feel. the drummer backs the music in a way that never tries to push the mood over what it is and that is a mark of excellence. the bass line lays back and never tries to grab the spotlight without loosing it's potency. i really couldn't compare this song with any others because despite it's simplicity it blossoms as it's own, the closest i could come is neil young's 'a man needs a maid' from harvest but with a stronger rhythm."
I Love the song
Great song, I am a artist and if I had to pick a song to record, this would be a great one to do! Great arrangement, melody, lyrics, overall I give you a "10+"
Reviewed by: annemurphy from Winter Haven, Florida
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