Valley Of Heart's Delight Margo Cilker

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Label: Loose

Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Folk Rock

Interpret: Margo Cilker

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  • 1Lowland Trail02:24
  • 2Keep It on A Burner04:27
  • 3I Remember Carolina04:54
  • 4Beggar For Your Love03:27
  • 5Mother Told Her Mother Told Me03:55
  • 6With The Middle03:27
  • 7Santa Rosa02:30
  • 8Crazy or Died03:14
  • 9Steelhead Trout02:21
  • 10Sound And Fury03:34
  • 11All Tied Together03:34
  • Total Runtime37:47

Info zu Valley Of Heart's Delight

Margo Cilkers zweites Album bezieht sich auf einen Ort den sie nicht zurückholen kann: Das kalifornische Santa Clara Valley wie es war, bevor die Obstplantagen zugepflastert wurden und das Hauptaugenmerk auf Silizium denn auf Aprikosen liegt. Margo zählt zur fünften Generation der Cilkers die dort geboren wurde - und in dieser 11-Song-Sammlung verflechten sich Familie und Natur als Leitmotive, die zugleich kostbar und gefährdet, schön und anstrengend sind. Die Bäume hier sind Familienbäume oder Aprikosenbäume, aber die Zersiedelung der Vorstädte sieht für beide nicht gut aus. Cilker zog mit Mitte zwanzig von Kalifornien in den pazifischen Nordwesten und schrieb einen Großteil von "Valley of Heart's Delight" während sie in Enterprise, Oregon lebte, einer kleinen Stadt in der Nähe des Snake River, die von den massiven, öffentlich finanzierten Wasserkraftwerken des Flusses mit Strom versorgt wird. Die Dämme (Teil desselben Systems, über das Woody Guthrie beauftragt wurde zu schreiben) versorgen einen Großteil des Westens der USA mit sauberem Strom, erschweren es aber anadromen Fischen (wie Steelhead-Forellen) außerordentlich, aus dem Meer zurückzukehren und in ihren heimischen Flüssen zu laichen. "Valley Of Heart's Delight" lebt von dieser Spannung - wie wir in und von der Natur leben, wie wir innerhalb und ohne Familie leben und warum wir an die Orte zurückkehren, an denen wir geboren wurden. Wiederum produziert von Sera Cahoone.

Sera Cahoone, Schlagzeug, Gesang
Margo Cilker, Gitarren, Gesang
Sarah Cilker, Gesang
Caleb Klauder, Mandoline, Gesang
Rebecca Young, Bass
Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Klavier, Akkordeon, Orgel
Annie Staninec, Violine, Bratsche
Paul Brainard, Gitarren, Pedal Steel
Kelly Pratt, Hörner
Ben Walden, Komponist, Gesang, Mundharmonika
John Morgan Askew, Banjo

Margo Cilker
is a woman who drinks deeply of life, and her debut record Pohorylle, due fall 2021 on Portland label Fluff and Gravy, is brimming with it. For the last seven years, the Eastern Oregon songwriter, who NPR calls one of “11 Oregon Artists to Watch in 2021,” has split her time between the road and various outposts across the world, from Enterprise, OR to the Basque Country of Spain, forging a path that is at once deeply rooted and ever-changing.

As Pohorylle traverses through the geography of Cilker’s memories—a touring musician’s tapestry of dive bars and breathtaking natural beauty—love is apparent, as is its inevitable partner: loss. For what bigger heartbreak is there than to be a fervent lover who must always keep moving? Cilker seems keenly aware of the precarious footing upon which love stands, and at many turns, the record circles something that is staggeringly beautiful and slipping away.

“I am a woman split between places,” Cilker sings on the album’s wistful closer, touching for a brief moment upon the vast dichotomies of her selfhood and her profession, and the negotiation that she conducts between them.

“I'm just very inquisitive. I’m a very curious person. Why are things this way? Do they have to stay this way? You know, how can things change?” Cilker asks. It is this part of her nature that expands Pohorylle into the complex journey that it is: her ability to crack open a moment of desperation and lay it out on a table to catch a careful light.

Pohorylle, which carries gentle nods to Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, and Gillian Welch, shines under the instincts of producer Sera Cahoone, whom Cilker first came across in 2019 while planning her first full-length. “I was trying to pin down what kind of sound I wanted and stumbled across a video of Sera and just loved how she performed. I then listened to her last studio record and thought, that's the sound.” Cilker says. “I found out Sera had produced that record herself with John Askew. My friend put me in touch with her and she liked my demos enough to produce the album. It felt very auspicious—It was truly just a gut feeling.”

Cahoone quickly got to work assembling a first-rate band: Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) on keys, Jason Kardong (Sera Cahoone, Son Volt) on pedal steel, Rebecca Young (Lindsey Fuller, Jesse Sykes) on bass, Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom) on strings, Kelly Pratt (Beirut) on horns, and the album’s engineer John Morgan Askew (Neko Case, Laura Gibson) on an array of other instruments. The record also prominently features effortless harmonies from Sarah Cilker, Margo Cilker’s sister and frequent touring partner.

Over the last six years, Margo Cilker has toured extensively across the US and internationally, and is a staple in the independent festival circuit. She looks forward to returning to the road in full swing in 2021.

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