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I Heard the Bluebirds Sing

by Dirt Road Sweetheart

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I'm Saved 03:24
My Home Town 03:00
Wichita 02:28


1. Dream of the Miner’s Child (2:36) Rev. Andrew Jenkins
2. My Home Town (2:57) Alan Struthers
3. I’m S A V E D (3:21) Joseph Emmit Mainer
4. Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair (3:09) Bob Miller
5. I Heard the Bluebirds Sing (2:29) Hod Pharis
6. Junk for the Taking (2:50) Alan Struthers
7. Mama and Katie (3:46) Nora Jane Struthers
8. The Sweetest Gift (2:20) J. B. Coats
9. Sunny Side of Life (2:20) William A. Bolick
10. Cabin in the Sky (2:11) Nora Jane Struthers
11. Little White Church (2:33) Traditional
12. Hobo’s Lullaby (4:13) Goebel Reeves, arrangement A. and N.J. Struthers
13. Texas Plains/ I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart (4:10) Stuart Hamblen/ Patsy Montana
14. Wichita (2:25) Gillian Welch

Dirt Road Sweetheart is a father-daughter duo that has been performing publicly since 2006. We recorded this, our first CD, live at Cabin Studios in Leesburg, VA, playing and singing together live without the use of over dubbing, tracking, pitch correction, or additional musicians. This is the honest sound of two voices and two instruments. We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you...to Jeanna Struthers, Danny Knicely, and All Our Friends from The Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA.

©2008 Nora Jane and Alan Struthers


released January 1, 2009

nora jane struthers: guitar, vocals
alan struthers: banjo, vocals
photography: Candiss Lynch
mastering: Final Stage Mastering
graphic design: Macon Gurley
engineering and mixing: Les Thompson

©2008 Nora Jane and Alan Struthers


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Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line Nashville, Tennessee

Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists," says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers has built her career on these kinds of songs. ... more

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