Coco O’Connor (from the album This Ol’ War available from Satarah LLC)
Dreams take Coco O’Connor around the world in song as she carefully puts flesh and blood into her words on her recent release, This Ol’ War. The woman stitching soles on shoes traveling far from “Crenshaw County” as she sits on the line at an Alabama shoe factory. Hope is at an exit further down the road as This Ol’ War makes plans for a future found “South of Santa Fe” and relates family history held in “Daddy’s Arms”. Voices are heard in the rhythmic rumble of the title track as “This Ol’ War” questions a relationship in turmoil.
Finding lessons to be learned though no place to plant her own Roots, Coco O’Connor moved from Nashville, Tennessee to a home in New Mexico, feeling that ‘Santa Fe is more reflective because of the landscape. It makes you introspective because you feel, by default, small. You’ve got the majestic mountains and you’ve got the big sky. You’ve got all this glorious bigness around you, so it makes you look inward to yourself to do some soul searching’. Returning to Nashville to record, Coco O’Connor and producer captured the tracks for This Ol’ War, the five-month process allowing the tunes to breath and grow organically like the southwest stories in her songs. Drifting desert melodies float over “Abilene” as This Ol’ War slashes guitar chords to frame “Free State of Winston” while Coco O’Connor tells the tale of “The Devil, A Wounded Man, and Me”.
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