American Jitters

American Jitters

by Lisa MarrLisa Marr

CD(Includes Compact Disk / DVD)

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A lot of folks first got the word about Lisa Marr when fellow Canadian with alt-country tendencies Neko Case covered her song "In California" (from the debut Lisa Marr Experiment album 4 AM) on her EP Canadian Amp, and actually Marr and Case would make a pretty good musical match. While Marr lacks Case's wondrously clear pipes, she has a fine, strong voice that serves up both rock & roll and honky tonk tunes with equal skill, and in Marr's lyrical world things tend to go wrong as often as they go right. The 16 songs on Marr's second album, American Jitters, veer back and forth between high-energy country, full-bodied rock & roll, and edgy pop, and Marr and her band sound comfortable and accomplished regardless of genre (especially second-in-command Mike Flanagan, who takes over lead vocals on a few cuts). Unlike many latter-day twang-oriented acts, Marr and company don't aim for camp or misery for its own sake; on American Jitters, the busted relationships, bruised feelings, and general malaise over the current state of their lives is the sound of normal folks trying to make the best of what the fates have given them, and these songs ring true with the honest expression of a lived life and a hard-won sense of humor. American Jitters certainly matches the quality of 4 AM, and leaves no doubt that Marr has the makings of a major artist if she can get herself heard by a wider audience.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2003
Label: Sympathy 4 The R.I.
UPC: 0790276071421
catalogNumber: 714
Rank: 65332

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Marr   Primary Artist,Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dave Burns   Banjo
Dan Burns   Banjo
Mike Flanagan   Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Paul Morris   Banjo
Dave Philips   Pedal Steel Guitar,Group Member
Diane Barkauskas   Accordion
Jerry Wheeler   Trombone
Martin Beal   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Sherri Solinger   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Landon Donsbach   Bells
Teodora Hristova   Fiddle
Rebecca Sommer   Hand Clapping
Randy Kaplan   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Teodora Histova   Fiddle
Diane Barkauskas   Accordion

Technical Credits

Billy Idol   Composer
Steve Stevens   Composer
Terry Adams   Composer
John Collins   Producer,Engineer
Mike Flanagan   Engineer
Joey Spampinato   Composer
Lisa Marr   Artwork
David Carswell   Producer,Engineer
Martin Beal   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Sherri Solinger   Artwork
Miss Leslie Ann Sundoll   Artwork

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