Edie Carey & Sarah Sample ‘Til The Morning

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Award-winning singer/songwriters, friends, and fellow travelers on the path of motherhood — Edie Carey of Chicago and Sarah Sample of Salt Lake City — weave their distinctive and yet perfectly blended voices to create an intimate, harmony laden collection, ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort.

In 2010, after releasing her third album and having her second child,Sarah Sample realized that most of her music-making at home involved singing to her children.  It felt only natural that her next record should embrace the music that was at the core of her motherhood experience.  At this time, her friend Edie Carey was in the throes of a two-year struggle with infertiity following a near-fatal experience while on tour.  Sarah soon became one of Edie’s main sources of support, and their friendship deepened.

Edie welcomed a son in 2012 (thanks to winning a $16K IVF cycle at a raffle!), and soon the two friends began hatching plans to make Sarah’s idea come true.  They wanted to not only honor the quiet moments between parent and child, but also to pay tribute to the struggles of infertility, recognizing the circuitous and painful journey many people must travel to become parents. ‘Til The Morning carries a message of love, comfort, and solace for any listener.

‘Til the Morning opens with a cover of the Dixie Chicks’ “Lullaby,” which sets lyrics of maternal love and devotion in a texture of cascading vocal and instrumental lines and features guest performer Mai Bloomfield (of Raining Jane and Jason Mraz) contributing the golden sound of her cello and ethereal harmonies.  An exquisite treatment of Wilco’s “California Stars” follows, bringing out the elegance of its mesmerizing harmonic progression.  Other highlights include the beloved perennial, “Turn Around,” the familiar hymn “Softly and Tenderly” (with lyrics modified to reference “Mama” and “children”), Townes Van Zandt’s treasured song “If I Needed You,” and “La La Lu,” the famous lullaby sung by Peggy Lee in Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.

Paste Magazine wrote, “Edie Carey is gifted with one of those voices that could sound great singing anything.”  Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable soulful voice and intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on — and off — stage. Edie has been performing across the US, Canada, and the UK since 1999.  Her seventh album, Bring the Sea (2010), as well as her previous two records, was funded entirely by her loyal and steadily growing legion of fans.

According to Salt Lake City Weekly, “Sarah Sample’s raw, graceful voice … enhances lyrical content that cuts to the bone.”  Three albums, an EP, and years of touring into her career, Sarah Sample proves she’s no trend-chasing flash in the pan.  Sarah has played the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest mainstage, sung on the Cayamo Cruise, won first place in the AYL Singer/Songwriter Awards, and was a finalist at Kerrville and Telluride.

We received a CD to review and I love the songs! This will be a Must-Have for New Moms and baby when it is released in June. 

‘Til The Morning will be available at www.ediecarey.com,www.sarahsample.comamazon.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other related digital outlets.

Visit Edie Carey’s website at www.ediecarey.com

Visit Sarah Sample’s website at www.sarahsample.com

Self Disclosure: I received a CD for Free to facilitate this feature.

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