The Tractor Presents: Sallie Ford W/ Jenn Champion @ The Sunset

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The Tractor Presents: Sallie Ford W/ Jenn Champion @ The Sunset
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$ 15.00 / Age 21 And Up

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Sallie Ford grew up in Asheville, North Carolina in a musical family. At nineteen she moved to Portland,OR to explore her creative side which led to her career in music. Like all aspiring artists, there were enough twists and turns along with several serious dead ends, but Sallie persevered by creating songs that took those life challenges and turned them upside down into inspired music. Much of it is inspired by '60s music, whether it's the music of the British Invasion like the Kinks and the Troggs, or American groups Canned Heat and ? & the Mysterians. Add on other influences like girl groups the Shirelles, the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes, and the sound of Soul Sick comes into focus.As Sallie describes, "This is a 'confessional' album. It's about struggling with my issues - some that I've overcome and some that I still carry around." The album opens with the line, "Woke up feeling sour on the sweetest summer day," which just about sums up Sallie Ford's state of mind a few years ago. A band breakup with the Sound Outside in 2013 led to new realizations about the things in her life that needed to change. As she jumped headfirst into those efforts, she signed with Vanguard Records, handpicked a new all-female backing band and released the debut album under her own name, 2014's Slap Back. It marked a big transition in Ford's sound, allowing her voice to take center stage amid a band sound of chugging distorted grit. It also gave her a new chance to take a stronger grip on her career and her personal life.With those deep shifts gave new questions, though, ones that weren't always easy to answer. "I felt confused, down about life and unsure of myself," explains Ford. In search of definitive answers, Sallie Ford began therapy, "This is an album about insecurity, anxiety and depression, especially after the Sound Outside and I split up and had my first summer in four years where I wasn't touring." Ford says. "I was a middle child and a homeschooler, so I've always felt like an outsider. I explored what my music means to me, and how I've always struggled with feeling the pressure of not being good enough and wanting to quit. On these new songs, it felt good to write on one theme and from one place. All in all, Soul Sick has taught me a lot about myself and helped me to heal."A lot of that healing is captured in the actual music played on the album. It is laced with a lot of nostalgic feeling, and produced to enhance that essence. "I asked Mike Coykendall (M. Ward and She & Him) to produce, Ford says. "He loves old rock & roll and always records on tape, but he's also an experimenter, exploring new things with his music. He's the most honest and genuine musician I've met. This album is as much his creation as mine. It was spontaneous in a lot of ways, but also the best-crafted thing I've ever done."
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