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Collie Ryan phones it in from Terlingua, TX, a few miles from where she lives off the grid in Alpine, deep in the Big Bend country of the Chihuahuan Desert.

From her bio:

"An earth mother who still lives off the land, eschews the ownership of poverty, and communes with nature in a fashion that few can even dream of. In the mid 1970s her van broke down on the Texas highway outside of Terlingua. She lives there to this day, gardening and selling her painted hubcaps at a nearby art gallery for sustenance. Collie's music is almost solely based around her cosmic and birdlike voice and nylon guitar picking, and her lyrics reflect her lifelong study of theosophy and naturalist living. For fans of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Sibelle Baier, and Ruthann Friedman."

After being featured on the Numero Group's 'Ladies From The Canyon' collection of forgotten female folkies, her lone three albums (originally funded by New Age Farms juice company, and sold only at shows and at the Sun and Earth Health Food store) have recently been rescued from Californian counter-culture obscurity and given the much-deserved reissue treatment. Though listening to this set sounds like listening to history, scratchy grooves and all, Collie's never stopped writing music and her songs are easily the better of any recent throwbacks the likes of her records have inspired. She's rarely played out over the last few decades, so it's especially amazing to present this performance and awkward interview. Enjoy!

Nadav Carmel, KDVS 12/11/2009


Peace Comes Easy To The Countryside
Walk Upon The Land
Indian Harvest
Walk On a Sunday
Southern Coast
Prairie Day Lady

Links Yoga Records Collie at Sebastian Speaks Collie on MySpace
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