Blues songwriter and singer Allison Thrash offers up her Winter 2013 full-length release "Do You Come With The Drink?" as an invitation to EXPERIENCE the Blues. Thrash has been a headliner at the famed Silver Dollar Room for Toronto's largest music festival NXNE and for Kentucky's Annual Browngrass Festival on the banks of the Ohio River. She has performed as an Emerging Artist at Arkansas' Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival and at numerous other festivals and venues throughout North America. She has shared the stage with such notables as Pinetop Perkins, Hosea Hargrove and Miss Lavelle White.
Hailing from Austin, Texas gave Thrash the opportunity to perform with famed Dutch guitarist Tjarko Jeen. Jeen began playing with Rockabilly legend Ronnie Dawson at 16 and toured Europe and America with him until Dawson's death in 2003. It was Jeen who introduced Thrash to Hunt Sales and The Hunt Sales Memorial Band, of whom Jeen is a member. Hunt Sales continues to earn high acclaim for his performances over the years with The Sales Brothers (Tony Sales), David Bowie (Tin Machine), Iggy Pop (Lust for Life), Todd Rundgren (Runt) and his current project, The Hunt Sales Memorial. Sales is the producer and arranger of all the songs on "Do You Come With The Drink?" and he is the writer of its last cut, "The Dust Has Cleared".
Along with Tjarko Jeen, Sales brought in such noteworthy players as Ted Roddy, Johnny Moeller, Barry "Frosty" Smith, Gil T. Isais and the Grooveline Horns. Allison Thrash's songwriting is as if she is telling your story, your life. Allison Thrash's vocals have been likened to those of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin and other strong, sultry singers, but with a uniqueness all her own that is purely and distinctly Allison Thrash.
All songs written by Allison Thrash (Labrador Hill Music), except The Dust Has Cleared written by Hunt Sales (Hunt Sales Music). All songs arranged and produced by Hunt Sales. Vocals: Allison Thrash Additional Vocals: Hunt Sales Guitars: Tjarko Jeen, Johnny Moeller, Hunt Sales Bass: Gil T Isais, James Elmo (Jes) Sproat Synth Bass: Hunt Sales Drums: Barry "Frosty" Smith, Damian Llanes, Trevor Detling Keyboards: Billy Young, Matt Ferrell, Damian O'Grady Hammond Organ: Mike Flanigin Percussion: Hunt Sales Grooveline Horns - Trumpet: Fernando Castillo Saxophone: Carlos Sosa Trombone: Reggie Watkins Harmonicas: Ted Roddy
CD Art Direction & Package Design: Mark London Front, Back & Inside Illustrations: Cali Sales Inside Photo Courtesy of Frank Beacham
Mastered by Billy C. "Cris" Burns & Hunt Sales at Cris Burns Audio, Austin, TX. Mixed by Hunt Sales & Chico Jones at Ohm Recording Facility, Austin, TX. Engineered by Chico Jones & Hunt Sales at Ohm Recording Facility, Austin, TX. Recorded at Ohm Recording Facility, Austin, TX. Overdubs at Red Horse Studios ATX, Austin, TX.