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Allen, Sharon / Along The Way
Album:Along The Way Collection:General
Artist:Allen, Sharon Added:Sep 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-01-16 Pull Date:2012-03-19 
Week Ending:Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4Feb 26Feb 12Jan 29

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 11, 2012:Sunny Side Up
Lay Me Down Easy
4.Feb 26, 2012:That's Not Bluegrass
Lift Me Up
2.Mar 07, 2012:Modern Donkey - Song 2
Lay Me Down Easy
5.Feb 26, 2012:Sunny Side Up
Take My Hand
3.Mar 04, 2012:Sunny Side Up
If I Needed You
6.Feb 19, 2012:Sunny Side Up
Lay Me Down Easy

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-01-07 
Based in Santa Cruz, this is Allen’s first solo release, although she’s been playing for years. It used to be all blues she played, but now it’s rootsy music: folk, country, a bit of bluegrass and a touch of blues. Most songs are hers (except where noted). Her voice is simply beautiful, pure and magnetic. Instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, fiddle, mandolin, etc. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12.

1. *(2:51) Mid. Easy-going, bluesy with great guitar interludes, really nice vocal.
2. (3:22) Slow / Mid. Kate Wolf song. Mellow, sparse, understated slide guitar.
3. *(3:18) Mid. Song by Eddie and Billy Joe Shaver. Bluegrassy with soft drums, mandolin, harmonizing. Nice.
4. *(3:17) Mid. Upbeat, driving beat, fiddle, lap steel, harmonizing.
5. *(4:12) Slow. Townes Van Zandt song. Sparse with beautiful guitar and male vocal accompanying. Quite heartfelt.
6. (3:04) Slow / Mid. Mellow guitar, very soft and beautiful vocal.
7. *(2:37) Fast. Upbeat country blues, channeling a bit of the guitar and beat of Johnny Cash’s version of ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’. Killer.
8. (4:31) Mid. Soft, easy-going, with an eastern flair.
9. *(3:40) Slow / Mid. Great cello, mandolin, percussion. Dreamy and ethereal. Beautiful.
10. *(3:48) Mid. Bright percussion over a bit less-than-bright fiddle. Upbeat despite the lyrics.
11. (2:45) Slow / Mid. Features a nice, if a bit understated, harp.
12. *(3:02) Mid. Upbeat, with tambourine, vocals set back a bit, big chorus of voices, percussion, guitar, bass. Very cool.

Track Listing
1.Blues Stay Away From Me 7.Daddy
2.Lay Me Down Easy 8.Jarrod's Song
3.Live Forever 9.Lift Me Up
4.Do-Si-Do 10.Dancin' On The Horizon
5.If I Needed You 11.Take My Hand
6.All The Time 12.Never Ending Song Of Love