Ferron: Boulder

Produced by Bitch: Short Story Records, 2008

Album Cover to Ferron's Boulder, produced by Bitch.
  1. Souvenir
  2. Never Your Own
  3. Already Gone
  4. Girl on a Road
  5. The Cart
  6. It Won't Take Long
  7. Shadows on a Dime
  8. Our Purpose Here
  9. Highway (Bitch Cover)
  10. Misty Mountain
  11. Shady Gate
  12. In the Meantime

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Boulder is an album of classic Ferron songs, re-imagined by Bitch. Featuring performances by Ani Difranco, JD Samson, Samantha Parton, Tina She, Geo Wyeth, The Indigo Girls, Julie Wolf, Ulali and Midtown Dickens.

Ferron and Bitch met in the early aughts on the ‘women’s music’ circuit and became fast friends. Together, they are unlikely inter-generational combo that remind us, that no matter the different styles, ages and backgrounds, true art and friendship is a pleasure to watch.

Bitch was dying to produce an album of her elder, and begged and begged. Ferron begrudgingly agreed to sing her songs ‘one more time,’ and let Bitch camp out in her RV in her backyard and follow her around her life for a few weeks, bringing her portable studio from room to room, depending on the day (and Ferron’s mood).

Boulder was recorded in Ferron’s house, close to her comforts, and you can sometimes hear her feet on the wood or the phone ring. Bitch accompanies her on an out-of-tune piano in the house, and, more often, her campfire fiddle. Boulder, includes a cover of one of Bitch’s songs, Highway, and performances by Ani Difranco, The Indigo Girls, JD Samson, Julie Wolf, Lyndell MontgomeryUlali, Tina G, Samantha Parton, Midtown Dickens and Geo Wyeth.

WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT BOULDER:

“It’s difficult to underestimate the significance of Boulder….guaranteed to blow some minds, (Boulder) will rock your world.” —Bay Area Reporter

“The big story, however, is how much notice the singer is finally getting from a newer generation, as evidenced by the plethora of influential guests on Boulder, from Ani Difranco and Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas) to the Indigo Girls and JD Samson (Le Tigre).” —CMJ.COM

“Giving this folk icon a fresh new sound” —New England Edge

“For Ferron, this new CD marks yet another milestone, as she passes the torch to a younger generation of women musicians — like Bitch, the indie-rocker who produced Boulder, and like Ani DiFranco who sings backup in “Girl on a Road.” Bitch’s icy violin playing, along with scraps of feedback and a lonely, tolling piano, create a darker soundtrack for “Girl on a Road,” emphasizing one of Ferron’s recurring themes: that the answers to life’s big questions might lie just around the next bend.” —-NPR.com

“There’s a timeless quality to Boulder, gentle meditations on nature, memory, and other lofty themes.” —Frontiers, Los Angeles

“Why shouldn’t musicians of different generations be friends, collaborate, and learn from each other?” —Bay Windows, Boston

“Not the most obvious musical pair” —Time Out, NY

“Boulder works to Ferron’s advantage, as it gives her an extra edge” —AfterEllen.com

“More than likely not the way you’d imagine a record by Ferron…Boulder is a fitting addition to her extraordinary catalogue.” —About.com

“Boulder promises to be her freshest and most recognized album yet” —The Aquarian, NY

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