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Auburn


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Pop/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Love & Promises (2016)

See also:

Auburn's site

Auburn's facebook page

CD Baby page

Auburn's YouTube collection

Comparisons:

Victoria Williams, The be Good Tanyas, Bonnie Raitt

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Auburn play bright music with some intriguing songs. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Indian Summer is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Dreams (2003)
  • Indian Summer (2012)
  • Nashville (2014)
  • Mixed Feelings (2015)
  • Love & Promises (2016)

Indian Summer

Release info:

2012—Scarlet Records

Availability:

amazon.co.uk

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Liz Lenten—vocals, backing vocals
Max Gilkes—guitar, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Jevon Beaumont—bass
Rob Lewis—cello

Guest artists:

Willy Molleson—percussion (4, 5, 8, 9)
Wan Hewitt—percussion (1, 2, 3, 6, 7 )
Horseman—drums (10)
Eliza Carthy—violin, backing vocals
Maddy Leather, Joe Leather, Joanne Louise Parker, Laura Vane—backing vocals

Produced by:

Max Gilkes

Comments:

Auburn's album has a bright yet very grounded feel and they have a gifted singer in Liz Lenton. Her vocals occasionally recall Victoria Williams. The title song is a pleasant, very well-woven tale with a gorgeous melody. "Stop the Clock" is a dreamy song of the kind Auburn do so well. "This is the life" waxes philosophical on taking chances and successfully so. It's a fine album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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