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Abi Tapia
The Beauty in the Ruin
2008
   1. Another State Line  (4:53)
   2.
The Easy Way  (3:16)
   3.
How It All Started  (4:00)
   4.
My Miner  (3:51)
   5.
Let The Lover Be  (2:53)
   6.
Flying  (4:03)
   7.
Beware  (3:19)
   8.
Just Let Me Go  (3:42)
   9.
Get It And Go  (4:30)
  10.
Sorry  (4:38)
  11.
Born Again  (3:52)
  12.The Last Waltz  (4:40)

Credits:

Produced by Chris GageRecorded and mixed by
Chris Gage at MoonHouse Studio; Austin, Texas
Additional engineering by Bill Small
Mastered by Fred Remmert, Austin, Texas 
Art Design by Dick Reeves and Heather Hill
Photos by Todd V. Wolfson 
Project Manager: Christine Albert

All songs written by Abi Tapia
Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)

Featuring:

Abi Tapia - vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Gage - guitars, keyboards, mandolin, dobro,
                   percussion, background vocals
Glenn Fukunaga - bass
Bruce Logan - drums
Eleanor Whitmore - violin
Buzz Evans - pedal steel guitar
Christine Albert - background vocals
Bill Small - background vocals

MH2907  © P 2008  Abi Tapia Under worldwide license to MoonHouse Records
PO Box 41021   Austin, Texas 78704.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

www.abitapia.com   www.moonhousestudio.com

Reviews:

Freight Train Boogie ****

Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

3rd Coast Music ****

Buddy Magazine

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Track Listings:

1.  Another State Line  (4:53)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Mandolin, modern country groove.  An autobiographical song about being moved about as a child, going off to college, learning from Momma to crave an adventurous life. 

 2.  The Easy Way  (3:16)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Medium country rock, almost titled “I Want to Go Downhill”.  She is exploring the fantasy of giving up and taking ‘the easy way’ for a change.  

 3.  How It All Started  (4:00)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
A bouncy ‘sing-a-long’ groove with a great hook.  A bittersweet reminiscence of young summer love.

 4.  My Miner  (3:51)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Slow and contemplative, sparse production of acoustic guitar, vocals and dobro.  It’s about the fear of loving someone with a dangerous road to take.  

5.  Let The Lover Be  (2:53)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)

Upbeat, positive country train beat groove about letting those in love off the hook for their little faults and foibles.  Fat, thin, distracted, selfish….just let the lover be. 

 6.  Flying  (4:03)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Medium country rock.  The singer looks down from an airplane and gets some perspective on life.  She sees “the beauty in the ruin” (the title of this CD).   

7.  Beware  (3:19)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Rock / blues in a minor key with screaming slide guitar.  Explores the dangers of going through life and the warnings we hear every day.  “Beware of the water, beware of the sky, there’s a thousand ways to die.”

.8.  Just Let Me Go  (3:42)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
A waltzing 6/8 feel with electric piano and pedal steel.  The singer wants to escape the stagnation of her life, but is it her situation or her fear that is holding her back?  “If you’d just let me go, I know I could fly”. 

9.  Get It And Go  (4:30)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)

Starts intimate, but kicks into a rocking country groove.  The singer would like to get out of a relationship that has no future, but can’t seem to let go. 

10.  Sorry  (4:38)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Medium bouncy modern blues-tinged groove.  Maybe this is pointed at a lover, maybe a politician, perhaps a friend, but someone is going to regret their bad behavior.

  11.  Born Again  (3:52)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Rockin’ funky tune full of attitude about wanting to change bad habits, but, hey, it’s probably not gonna happen.  “I’ve already been born again a hundred times before.”

 12.  The Last Waltz  (4:40)
(Abi Tapia) Wanderlusty Music / Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)
Beautiful medium waltz with fiddle and pedal steel guitar.  The singer recalls her first dance, and then pines for the waltz later in life.  The CD plays out to a reprise of the fiddle and steel waltzing off into the sunset.   

    
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