“Sweet Tea” by Datri Bean
| Download MP3
Slow Down Summertime (Butter Bean Records) by Datri Bean
Named one of the Best 5 DIY Albums of 2006 by Performing
"(Bean has a) seemingly innate ability to charm a packed house into
quietude with infectious tunes about sweet tea and tamales...one of
the best folk artists you haven't heard of." -About.com
"Bean's vocals recall Billie Holiday, only with sheer joy replacing
all that pain." The Seattle Post Intellegencer
Bean was raised in a rodeo family on the plains of Wyoming. Listening
to her mother's scratchy Scott Joplin records, at the age of 5, she
began to study piano seriously. She kicked around here and there,
eventually landing in a big house in Austin, full of jazz musicians,
hooligans, exchange students and bike mechanics, from whom she learned
to play jazz, fix bicycles, speak Russian and drink hooch - all at the
Pulled by the love of a very special bicycle mechanic, Datri was
dragged kicking and screaming from Austin to Seattle. Datri coped by
crying as perpetually as the Seattle skies and singing songs about the
sunny South. She soon returned to Austin to record her 10-song, all
original, debut album, Slow Down Summertime, working with
Stanley Smith (Asylum Street Spankers) on clarinet, Rob Jewett (Wayne
the Train Hancock) on upright bass, and Scott French on drums. On some
particularly sassy tracks, she is joined by Terry Shimazu on an almost
gospel Hammond B3 organ, and, on the tearjerker "Not Enough Winter,"
by pedal steel legend, Kim Deschamps.
Recorded at Wire Recording, Austin, Texas
Engineered by Andre Moran
Broken link? Report it to us
This track appears by permission of contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.