MP3 MJ Bishop - Pull of the Moon
Folk Americana with attitude – lyric-driven melancholy that’s gutsy, introspective, organic, emotive, acoustic – and laced with twang. A modern-day Patsy Cline whose voice has been seasoned to Americana perfection.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Alternative Folk, COUNTRY: Americana
MJ Bishop’s long-awaited third album, Pull of the Moon, sees her rolling up her sleeves and plunging into the grittiness that is Americana, through the sweet, familiar melodies of folk. The added trim around the edges reveals her deep roots in country, jazz, rock and pop.
On these 12 tracks, MJ’s unwavering smoky vocals start from the dirt in the crawl space, climb the stairs to the kitchen, the bedrooms, the attic, and finally blast through the roof. She takes you on a journey starting with the evocative opener “Up North” (about her small home town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), weaving a story around the life of a guitar, life’s pushes and pulls, love, loss, heartache, freedom from the nine-to-five job, and the appeal of the open road. You will be conflicted by the lyrics as they first lure you with the promise of good times before abruptly dropping you into a chasm of loneliness and heartache.
MJ will be chauffeured by her muse through Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan summer 2008 to share and promote Pull of the Moon.
Come be her friend on MySpace (link over to your left there), check out her tour schedule, and come sit with her at a show to share some stories and a cold, crisp IPA (that’s India Pale Ale – her favorite brew).
MJ thanks you for supporting independent artists. Please send money. Or IPA.
THE OUTSTANDING MUSICIANS ON THIS ALBUM INCLUDE:
Bob Knetzger: pedal steel, dobro, banjo
Paul Elliott: fiddle
Traci Hoveskeland: cello
Chris Spencer: electric guitar
Nancy K. Dillon: backing voice
Thornton Bowman: backing voice
Paula Walters: upright bass
Doug Miller: upright bass
Aimee Zoe Tubbs: drums/percussion
MJ: voice, acoustic guitar, accordion
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