‘Til The MorningLullabies and Songs of Comfort, Edie Carey & Sarah Sample
Award-winning singer/songwriters, friends, and fellow travelers on the path of motherhood – Edie Carey of Chicago and Sarah Sample of Salt Lake City – weave their distinctive and yet perfectly blended voices to create an intimate, harmony-laden collection, ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort.
‘Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort opens with a cover of the Dixie Chicks’ “Lullaby,” which sets lyrics of maternal love and devotion in a texture of cascading vocal and instrumental lines and features guest performer Mai Bloomfield (of Raining Jane and Jason Mraz) contributing the golden sound of her cello and ethereal harmonies. An exquisite treatment of Wilco’s “California Stars” follows, bringing out the elegance of its mesmerizing harmonic progression. Other highlights include the beloved perennial, “Turn Around,” “Slumber My Darling” (where listeners are treated to a hauntingly beautiful combination of vocal harmonies floating over the rich sound of a string trio), Paul Jacobsen’s tender “I’m On Your Side,” the familiar hymn “Softly and Tenderly” (with lyrics modified to reference “Mama” and “children”), Townes Van Zandt’s treasured song “If I Needed You,” the folk classic, “All The Pretty Little Horses,” and “La La Lu,” the famous lullaby sung by Peggy Lee in Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.