We have released our first holiday-themed song, “One Time A Year.” It is available to you for streaming through the provided “play now” link until Monday morning (Nov. 11, 2013). The track can be downloaded through CDBABY.com.
Eleanor wrote this during our tour out west, and Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies is back as producer. “One Time A Year” features Eleanor on banjo and lead vocals; Molly on guitar and harmony vocals; and Salley on upright bass and harmony. Cruz adds his musical talents on piano and sits-in for a mandolin solo while his The Black Lillies’ bandmate, Bowman Townsend, joins the collaboration on drums.
“One Time A Year” is inspired by Eleanor’s family. It’s light-hearted, though it highlights the possible fissures inherent in a diverse family. The overarching idea is that the holidays are a time to be together, no matter what your political persuasion or personal values may be. It is about gratitude for having that special time each year.
We really hope you enjoy the tune, and don’t forget to download the song here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/underhillrose3
Molly, Eleanor and Salley
P.S. Something Real just hit its 22nd week on the Americana Music Association top 100, and Root Music Report recently gave it a 4-star review. Eleanor was interviewed by George Olsen of Public Radio East, and the conversation gives great insight to the album. Plus, our episode of “Live from the Divide” is now online for your listening pleasure. MES