Andrea Stray

Andrea Stray: Vacancy

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Artist: Andrea Stray

Artist: Andrea Stray
Title: Vacancy

You can buy the MP3 album or the jewel case CD, which includes an eight page booklet with lyrics and photos taken by Andrea. From the dark yet upbeat spaghetti western flavored song 'You Shot Me' to the lush cello and piano of 'Stumbling,' the songs on this CD will take you on a journey through the desert and into the dive bars where the girls talk about heartaches, men and guitars. After spending some time in Austin and Nashville, Andrea was lucky enough to record her album with top notch players from Nashville. Capturing a desolate feeling, the title track 'Vacancy,' tells the tale of a man looking for redemption in all the wrong places. Eventually he mistakes a motel for a church, but in his mind he is redeemed....and isn't that all that matters? David Henry's cello adds the low sizzle to the song 'Desert Rain.' Here Andrea describes living in Tucson: 'People try to tell you about the desert heat/ but it is something so hard to believe.. /Playing music under starlit skies/ Drinking whiskey and sometimes champagne/ Just waiting for the desert rain.' Told with dark details, the song 'Damaged' is a haunting story of two people bound together by life's scars: 'Damaged people are never really free/ I guess that's why someone like you found someone like me.' During the music solo you hear the piano and guitar intertwined like the slow dance of sad lovers. This is a CD you can take on a long drive and get lost in the rhythms, textures and stories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Andrea Stray is a San Francisco musician who plays guitar and piano. Andrea lived in many different places while growing up including Tucson, the Rocky Mountains and the foggy shores of San Francisco. Especially drawn to Tucson where the open spaces and mystery of the desert have shown up in her songs. She learned to play guitar on her father's old Gibson guitar and has written songs most of her life. She has played with several bay area bands and likes to work with other musicians on their projects whenever she can.

1.1 Vacancy
1.2 You Shot Me
1.3 Desert Rain
1.4 Take It
1.5 The Devil Next to You
1.6 Damaged
1.7 Nothing New
1.8 Stumbling
1.9 Whiskey Lie
1.10 Tastes Like a Heartache

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