MP3 Ponybird - Climb Yourself Up - EP
Experimental and moody waltzes with gospel-folk arrangements that are not stiffled into one genre, but breathe with an organic sound of their own.
5 MP3 Songs in this album (22:43) !
Related styles: FOLK: Progressive Folk, SPIRITUAL: Country Gospel
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Bumping elbows with folk, gospel, ambient and world musics....Ponybird is an amalgam of sounds and colors from the lighter side of life. Rusty tones and etherial vibrations are as hand to glove as horses with wings...Like a grainy black and white snap shot of a beaten down GMC lending itself to an optical hoax of an old granny ghost in the back seat.
Let me tell you a story...
Named after pharaoed hit song "Jennifer Juniper" by Donovan, I was brought into the world by two musical parents. One, a church going folk singer who treasured Janis Ian, and two, a rock rebel with his guitar in a cardboard box and a penchant for Ian Hunter. My musical life (or life as a musical perhaps), was destined to be an adventure of occilation and inspiration.
Ponybird is the named journey...the temporary vessel. Over the years I have been a contributor of many measures, writing for notable publications such as the New Haven Advocate, Lucid Weekly, and Verbicide Magazine, and supporting the community with the weekly local music show on WYBC, That Hour Long Music Show Hour, with co-host Craig Gilbert. As a Musician, I have played drums with local heavy rock bands: Belle Starr, Spider & Fly, the Editors, and cut my teeth on folk performing in the Karner Blues with Christina Abbott. Being so close to grassroots music made and inevitable crack in the wall; a contagious momentum to create music of my own. I started to write my own songs and play a gig here and there... thus, Ponybird flew off and galloped into the sunset. Still ghost writing and photographing today for local venues, labels, and independent bands, I''m thrilled to be an active part of CT''s evolving arts community.
Info for the Ponyird "Climb Yourself Up EP":
Jennifer Dauphinais: vox, guitar, percussion, piano,
bass & harmonica
Caroline “CJ” Kendall (Baby G): fiddle
*Additional guitar on “Push” courtesy of Jason Bates (Crooked Hook, Mountain Movers)
All songs written and recorded by Jennifer Dauphinais,
2008 ©,New Haven, CT
Mixed by jennd & M.T. Bearington, 2008
Mastered by Scott Amore, Inner Space Sound Labs
Design & Duplication by Safely Met
Photography by Jennifer Dauphinais, Daylight Photography