By Chris Hassiotis
In a studio in Athens in March, Liz Durrett sat still on a couch. She held a notebook and listened. Musicians recording on her new album clattered, spoke, joked and cooed over a friend's baby attending the recording session. Violins looped and curlicued from the other room. Durrett's voice came clear through the speakers, while she sat on the couch and paid attention.
"It sounds really clean," she said. Eric Bachmann, the former Archers of Loaf frontman in town from North Carolina to produce Durrett's new album, leaned back from his computer, turned around and said, "Oh, don't worry, we're gonna dirty this up."
That's one of the main appeals of Durrett's music its balance between the ethereal and the terrestrial, drawing from both the sacred and the profane and firmly rooted in Southern Gothic traditions.
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Liz Durrett plays with Hope For Agoldensummer and Tin Cup Prophette at the Earl tomorrow (Thurs., Sept. 18) at 9 p.m.
(Photo by Bill McCormick)
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