If it Takes All Winter, Caitlin Robertson's sophomore album, is AVAILABLE NOW! [3.07.2012] Please click on the accompanying image to order!
If it Takes All Winter, Caitlin Robertson's sophomore CD, was released on March 7th, 2012. Co-produced by Ryan Young of "Trampled by Turtles" and Frankie Lee of "Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers", this sophomore album features both of its producers as musicians, as well as Richard Medek, Jake Hyer of "The Fiddle Heirs" and others. Robertson has been compared to Mazzy Star, and this album seems to express that influence with its spacey, dreamy quality and lyrics that have a tendency toward meloncholy. Robertson wanted to create a wintery album that could be listened to most of the year. Recorded at Sacred Heart Recording Studio in snowy Duluth, Minnesota, If it Takes All Winter reflects her wintery experiences living in rural Minnesota and Alaska, and tell tales of heartache, separation, longing for a lost love, and unrequited love. But it's not all unhappy. The album includes a love song for Minnesota, and a few other happy tunes that draw on the beauty of winter. Robertson also recorded her first cover song on this album and does a sweet and original version of "You are My Sunshine" by C. Mitchell and J. Davis. Check it out! If it Takes All Winter is available here as well as at Electric Fetus and Hymie's Vintage Records.
"Robertson works with a really great band and a pair of great producers (Ryan Young and Frankie Lee), although her performances are absolutely the most memorable part of the album. Throughout her singing is exuberant and confident. It’s a quality that puts Robertson more comfortably in the line of country songstresses like Dolly Parton." ~Dave Hoenack, Owner at Hymie's Vintage Records
Coyote Blues was released on December 30th, 2011! Please click the cowgirl image below to order!
Coyote Blues, Caitlin Robertson's debut CD, was released on December 30th, 2011. Co-produced by Ian Thomas Alexy of "Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank" and Caitlin Robertson, this debut album features guest musicians such as Ian Thomas Alexy, Erik Koskinen of the "Erik Koskinen Band", and Ryan Young of "Trampled by Turtles". One can hear influences of artists such as Lucinda Williams and Iris DeMent in Caitlin's music, lilting voice and gritty lyrics. Her lyrical, poetic "folk-rock-country-pop" songs tell emotional, place-based narratives and conjure up images that range from lonely red barns, heartache as barren as the Sierra Hills, aging waitresses, melting ice cream cones to the fragile face of a baby sleeping in the night. The songs on Coyote Blues show the depth of attention Caitlin gives to the people and landscapes that surround her, and her ability to beautifully articulate her experiences to others through her music. They describe universal emotions in thoughtful ways as well as demonstrate an urgency to live in the moment--to "live foolishly". Many of Caitlin's songs have a sweetness and hopefulness to them, but Coyote Blues as a whole is sad and world-weary enough to avoid being criticized for its naivete. Give it a listen! Coyote Blues is available here as well as at Electric Fetus and Hymie's Vintage Records.
"Nowadays the expectation is higher, although few country singer-songwriters deliver a dozen great story songs on a single disc – Caitlin Robertson’s debut does it, even delivering a great new closing time sud-sopped heartbreaker with “Bar Napkin”. Time will tell if she can keep it up, but she’s off to a great start and we see a bright future." ~Dave Hoenack, Owner at Hymie's Vintage Records
"Caitlin’s voice walks a line between country and old time folk music probably familiar to fans of Lucinda Williams or Caitlin Cary. To her natural gift I’d say she’s added a little sadness from Jimmie Rodgers and a little lightheartedness courtesy of Greg Brown, although it’s not easy to pin down originality with references to familiar favorites." ~Dave Hoenack, Owner at Hymie's Vintage Records