Christina Herr & Wild Frontier are the very definition of Americana music
today. Pulling references from the many “roots” genres, their latest release, <em style="font-size: 14px;">Americana
a road trip into new territory.
cowboy imagery, “Headin” For A Wreck” opens the album with choices, none of
which appeal to the singer.
band moves effortlessly from the modern country sound to something more
traditional with the lush “Bluebirds”. As with many of Christina’s songs, it’s
real pretty until you listen to the words. “Bluebirds” was a Best Country
nominee at the New Mexico Music Awards.
something totally different, Christina remakes Bruce Springsteen’s acoustic
“State Trooper” into the driving, (literally), anthem of a desperate woman
running from her demons.
title track, “Americana Motel”, could be that same woman at a less desperate
time…on the road in search of a temporary safe haven.
is a haunting song about the wanderings of songwriter Townes Van Zandt and what
his travels through New Mexico may have been like. This song was named Best
Americana by the New Mexico Music Awards.
fan of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Christina had their great duets in mind
with “Little Blue House”. However
the bridge takes the song far away from that traditional sound.
Fly” brings in New Mexico’s Latin influence…A plaintive tale of forbidden love.
both good and bad are the theme of “Lightning”.
wrote “Look For Me” as homage to country music’s great drinking songs, especially
“There Stands the Glass”.
is a road song about a specific stretch of California highway and souvenirs of
a relationship that ebbs and flows on the journey.
next piece answers some of the questions in “Headin’ For A Wreck”. Whatever the
choices, the song urges one to “Follow Your Heart”.
album closes on a high note of self-acknowledgement and hope with the punk
inspired “Who Luvs You”.
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