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Dave and Mary Rogers
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Gary Lee and Jackeline Lee Watts
Gene and Jo Castillo
Heather Wagner Reed
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Miles A Compton III
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Peter V. Yeager
Rocky and Amy Rosacker
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Sabrina and Stephen Butler
Stephany and Rick Clothier
Tom Darmstadter II
Wen Wei Loh
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Dreamy Weather - Live at the Cactus Cafe
RELEASE DATE JUNE 4, 2013
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Dreamy Weather is an enchanted and intimate recording, captured at the historic Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas.
This collection features brand new material mingled with songs from earlier albums, played as never before, with RyDog Johnson's crystalline electric guitar and bewitching vocal performances by Erin Ivey and special guest BettySoo.
Erin Ivey achieves near perfection. -Austin Chronicle
A truly remarkable performance -The Daily News
Top to bottom, this is beautiful music, sung and played beautifully. -Texas Music Magazine
A modern day Patsy Cline -Republic of Austin
A tour de force -Earache!
Daily News review:
Austin, Texas-based folk songstress Erin Ivey has a loyal core group of fans. So much so, in fact, that a couple hundred of them donated 154 percent of the goal Ivey set out in a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of "Dreamy Weather."
Those who gave their money (as well as those who didn't) are almost certain to fall in love with this nine-track collection of stripped-back, intimate tunes recorded during a performance at Austin's famed Cactus Cafe.
Ivey is on top of her game here, delivering soul-baring renditions of "Amelia," "Rest Your Head" (featuring pal BettySoo), "Canyon," and "Sorrow No More." The opening cover of Tom Waits' "Alice" sets the tone for a truly remarkable performance. 4-stars --Jeffrey Sisk
Austin Chronicle review:
With no overdubs, no errant pitches daubed out, and without usual backing band the Finest Kind, Erin Ivey's live debut, Dreamy Weather, shines as a bare-bones performance. Recorded at the Cactus Cafe in January, the local chanteuse invited guitarist RyDogg Johnson as her sole accompaniment, and together the duo stills even as it invigorates.
Revisiting choice material from 2011 breakout Broken Gold as Ivey introduces new songs, even the familiar takes on a new outlook. The Gallic "Chocolate," chipped out of the original's dub overtones, becomes a seductive ballad as rich as its namesake, while freshly penned "Oh, Light" drifts in warm chords, light and airy despite its lyric forecast of inevitable endings, an idea furthered in stunner "Separational."
In each of Dreamy Weather's nine tracks, Ivey's material readies for both the packed concert halls and a barefoot, back porch concert. By exposing herself to blemishes, Erin Ivey achieves near perfection. 4-stars --Abby Johnston
Texas Music Magazine review:
Ivey's Broken Gold was one of the best releases from 2011, an uncommonly strong set of songs delivered with wit and style to burn that benefited from the in-sync support of the Finest Kind.
Over the last year, Ivey's built a substatial following around Austin playing intimate solo shows, and her follow-up to Gold makes clear what all the fuss is about. Recorded at the Cactus Cafe in January 2012 with guitarist RyDog Johnson, "dreamy" is the right word to describe the music and the recording.
The nine songs are ruminative and soulful, the sound ambient and shimmering, with all applause and audience noise removed. She begins with Tom Waits' "Alice," the first line providing the album's title and setting the mood, Ivey's crystalline soprano living in a different galaxy than Waits' death-rattle rasp.
Opening with another writer's song is a humble gesture, but opening with a Tom Waits song is audacious. No fear: she follows with what is probably her best-known song, the wonderful "Amelia," and provides an even sultrier take on "chocolate" than she gives on Gold . Singer-songwriter BettySoo joins her on a lovely new lullaby, "Rest Your Head," but the gorgeous "Canyon" might be the set's highlight. Top to bottom, this is beautiful music, sung and played beautifully. --Madison Searle