Though I Didn't Call It Came

by Dana Falconberry

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“On this white sand, however far I roam, forever will I find myself back home!”

Dana Falconberry’s newest release, Though I Didn’t Call It Came, celebrates, explores, and at times laments the vast landscapes in which they are set. Touching on themes of childhood curiosity, mortality, and the aching beauty of solitude, the EP’s songs interweave the human experience with the world surrounding it. She guides her listeners down moonlit paths and sandy shores until they are standing right alongside her under the birches, wide-eyed and wondering at the eagles circling overhead.

A Michigan native, Falconberry has thrived musically in Austin, TX, hailed by the Austin Chronicle as one of the city’s “most promising singer-songwriters” and “most arresting female vocalists.” She has captivated audiences with her powerful live shows and haunting recordings, receiving acclaim far beyond the reaches of her hometown. The past few years have found her touring extensively through the US, Europe, and Japan. In 2011, she starred in the critically-lauded music documentary on the Austin music scene, Echotone, which was awarded a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Recorded in an old church in Austin, TX, Though I Didn’t Call It Came is an energetic leap forward for Dana Falconberry. It is a prelude to a full-length release recorded during the same session, which will be released later in 2012. While her past records have emphasized the sparse and delicate, these songs are lushly orchestrated with a full six-piece band, a string quartet and harpist, rich four part harmonies, and a host of unexpected accents from torn paper to prepared piano.

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released January 24, 2012

*all songs written by dana falconberry
*co-produced by dana falconberry, christopher cox, and grant johnson
*all songs engineered by grant johnson at the church house in austin, tx (except maple leaf red, recorded at good danny’s in austin, tx)
*all string and harp arrangements by christopher cox
*all songs mixed by danny reisch at lakeside studio in austin, tx, except maple leaf red, mixed by grant johnson at fat fuse in austin, tx)

PETOSKEY STONE:
df - vocals, guitar, wine glasses, percussion, hand claps
gina dvorak - vocals
karla manzur - vocals
matthew shepherd - drums, percussion, wine glasses, hand claps
lindsey verrill - upright bass
christopher cox - piano, crotales, wurlitzer, wine glasses
elaine barber - harp
tosca string quartet - strings

POSSUM SONG:
df - vocals, guitar
gina dvorak - vocals
karla manzur - vocals
christopher cox - piano, melodica

MUSKEGON:
df - vocals, guitar, piano

MAPLE LEAF RED:
df - vocals, guitar
christopher cox - vibes, piano, toy piano

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Dana Falconberry Austin, Texas

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow's new album, From the Forest Came the Fire, guides us past the forest's edge, beneath the surface of the water, and up the base of the mountain, leaving listeners awestruck at the meeting of natural landscapes and the supernatural forces that lay within them. ... more

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Track Name: Petoskey Stone
treading north along the shore i comb the dune grass through my hands
lift my gaze and there it stays until two circling eagles land
stretch my stride to beat the tide i climb up higher for dry sand
then with stealth i find myself upon a hill where two pines stand
and on this white sand however far i roam forever will i find myself back home
eagle feather sturgeon bone and in my left hand a petoskey stone
in a lull cry two white gulls they clamor close to where i stand
night will soon fall on the dunes i gather branches with both hands
northern air oh sleeping bear oh weathered birches torn and tanned
winter’s long the wind is strong but look at you how still you stand
when i’m done just as the sun i shall set heavy upon this land
before my shade i’ll hope i’ve made a faint impression in the sand
Track Name: Possum Song
i am not really alone if there are stars in the sky
how could i be lonely with so many small winking lights
i am not all by myself if there are birds in the trees
how could i become lonesome with so many songs sung for me
i’m not the only one here if the moon is out
how could i be lonely with that big glowing face shining down
i am not all on my own if the wind is high
how could i become lonesome when it whispers my name blowing by
Track Name: Muskegon
oh morning when its come to the shores of muskegon
i am sorry for the things i’ve done
i am sorry for the things i’ve done
Track Name: Maple Leaf Red (acoustic)
brook-feather green robin egg blue
penstemon lavender i dream of you
honeysuckle white maple leaf red
thoughts of you my darling floating in my head
ironweed pink prairie sage blue
coreopsis yellow i dream of you
honeysuckly white maple leaf red
thoughts of you my darling floating in my head