The last year has been filled with airports and hotels. Trying to keep up with my music has been challenging. Sometimes I think I will awake and all the creativity will be gone. Sometimes it goes for months and months and wonder where it has gone. But I realize that I'm constantly building in the subconscious another project. Currently I'm working on the layout of a couple different albums. They have been planned in my mind for a while now just trying to make them happen is the challenge. But I have had a… Read more
NEW ALBUM IS FINISHED!!
DARK HOUR or COLD EMOTION
I'm still debating on the name of the album but it is finished and ready for the next stage. Just to give you a little insight to this album it goes like this. I took a trip to Russia where I met Galina Bosaya randomly on the street. I was looking for a guitar shop and her and her band were walking with guitars. That led to exchanging Facebook contact info. Then a few months later I returned to Moscow for a gig where she stopped by. Then I returned to America for a few more months during that time I sent her a song I wrote. We decided that on my next trip to Russia we would perform it together at a show which we did. This led to talking about recording some songs together. On the next trip to Moscow we co-wrote Cold Emotion and did a rough recording of the song. From there we decided to record an album together in America. I returned to America for a few months where I made another amazing connection. While attending a Shooter Jennings show I was introduced to Scotty Schultz who is Shooters drummer. We chatted for a while and exchanged info then went about our ways. I headed back to Peru and he headed for the Gorge. I contacted Scotty later and asked if he wanted to play drums on this new project. He agreed and we started planning for it. A few months later Scotty and Galina both flew to Wenatchee and we tracked 14 tracks for the album. Then they both left and the music sat in limbo for a few months. The next step is where shit got serious!! I asked Scotty to produce the album and he agreed from there things got serious. This is where my music went to whole new level. Scotty brought in a few more guys from Shooters band and his little brother. They created some seriously epic and amazing material. Once they completed that I flew down to Nashville and tracked the vocals. That brings us to now and where is the album well we are looking for the best way to deliver it to the world. As soon as we find it will be sharing that info with everyone. This is a very diverse but cohesive album and spans a couple years of my writing. It has stories of lost love, new love, loneliness, happiness, angry and all the other emotions. we really believe that there is a little something for everyone on it. For the time being I have uploaded two tracks to my website for you to preview. Hope you enjoy!
American music. The music on this, the second release from Troy Lindsey, can only be called authentic American music. It's a little folky, a little country, and a lot which is not so much suffused with anger as pathos.
In this day of manufactured hits seemingly centered on how outrageous a musician or group of musicians can act, rather than true talent, it’s a clean breath of fresh air to hear authentic music, rather than the histrionically psychotic crap that passes for music, which in today’s music world is often the kiss of death, it seems.
Lindsey doesn’t have a sweet, treacly voice. He has an honest voice. Honesty permeates this entire disc, with honest emotion and feeling delivered with heartfelt sincerity. Honesty permeates the entire production, with the cover showing two people, the two vocalists, Lindsey and Kristen McCamey, against a Western landscape backdrop. It's rough, rugged country with the sun turning the sky orange. It's fitting to rough, rugged music. And Lindsey knows rugged.
Instrumentation is superb throughout both in the quality and the spareness. It's just a man, a woman, and a guitar. That’s what comes across. There are plenty of other musicians backing this duo, and they’re all there to support the vocal, which is the strength of this record.
It is a view of the world in song. A listener immediately understands that Lindsey’s a "get ‘er done" kind of guy. No flowery language, and no false emotion, just a modern-day Jack Webb: “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” And Lindsey’s not happy with the facts of today’s world, where it doesn’t make so much difference in what you say as how you say it. Eyewash is everything; content is unimportant in today’s world. That’s the underlying message here.
There’s a lot of hidden subtext here as well, which at first listen isn’t always apparent. If you don’t catch it, listen again. You may just be cognizant enough to catch it.
There’s one song on this CD about which Lindsey says, “Funny how that song is tucked away in the CD it gets very little recognition. But it might be the one thing that brought all this together.” See if you can figure out which one this is. You’ll be a better person for it.
Lindsey doesn’t sound like Neil Young or Tom Waits, but he reminds me of both: “Listen to the lyric, man. The lyric.” That’s the message that’s being driven home throughout this disc, the same that’s being driven in Waits’ or Young’s compositions.
Ride Across The Sun is not to be missed.
Read more: http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-troy-lindsey-ride-across/page-2/#ixzz1b9HotfLw
Troy is also the owner and operator of Devils Gulch Drinkery in Cashmere Washington. Where he hostes local musicians and traveling artist. They have a weekly open mic and a yearly singer songwriter contest! www.devilsgulchdrinkery.com
Kristen McCamey Bio:
Kristen McCamey has been singing since she was able to produce any kind of sound at all. She was literally born with a tune! Through her young adolescent years Kristen continued discovering her voice, until one day a music teacher approached her in the hallways at school, and encouraged her to utilize that talent. She had a few voice lessons as a child......but nothing consistent. She started singing with a choir early on in grade school, and continued every year after that. The passion grew from that point. She then entered high school and became involved with the choiraleer choir, chamber choir, and various choir related performances.
Kristen has always had music in her soul, and a song in her heart.