MP3 Still Married - The Shadow of Shasta
Fresh tunes with North State Roots - Shasta County Country
15 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Modern Folk
Cottonwood singer-songwriter Erin Friedman has been playing with words, music and the truth for more than twenty years, hanging out on the corner where traditional country meets modern folk.
Erin teams with her husband, bass player and vocalist, Craig Friedman, to form the duo Still Married. Their engaging tunes focus on the colorful landscape and characters of Shasta County, love, life and the messy things that make it all interesting. After twenty years of marriage, the couple shares an intuitive understanding, evident in their vocal blends, gentle rhythms and heartfelt harmonies; and several songs also feature their daughter, Annie, on fiddle.
Still Married explores themes of discovery -- finding home, finding truth and finding lost love -- with their second CD, "The Shadow of Shasta." They tell a bit of the back story of Shasta County Historical Landmark #377 in "Alav Hashalom." And a newly discovered waterfall provides hope -- and an apt metaphor for lost love -- in "The Lost Falls Whiskeytown."
Whether they are extolling the virtues of enduring love or lamenting the demise of an unfortunate possum, their poetic lyrics and austere arrangements revive the tradition of "songwriter as storyteller."
Still Married has performed their original tunes at Redding’s Old City Hall, The Shasta District Fair, Little Filly’s, The BareStage Theatre and other venues.