E. Christina Herr
"It’s easy to think Joni Mitchell’s long-lost but equally talented sister has suddenly found herself backed by a haunting Western band."
—Santa Fe Reporter
A sonic rodeo of original Americana, Alt Country Twang, old school Rock ‘n Roll and Spaghetti Western, E. Christina Herr & Wild Frontier evoke a compelling musical weather report from the West and Southwest of yesterday and today.
Christina’s crystal clear alto voice and tremolo vibrato contrasts brilliantly with the ring of vintage acoustic and electric guitar twang, atmospheric lap steel and driving upright bass & drums. She’s been compared to Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Joni Mitchell, Wanda Jackson and Chrissie Hynde.
Wild Frontier reflects influences from the psychedelic Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the cosmic alt country of Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers, Don Rich’s Bakersfield sound, John Ford’s atmospheric landscapes and Ennio Morricone spaghetti western soundtracks.
The songs on Wild Frontier’s latest CD, Lullabies and Cautionary Tales, cover a wide range of rhythms and themes.
Beats range from shuffles, rockabilly, two-steps, cowboy waltzes and southwest flair. Flavored with an original sound the band calls Western Gothic.
Some of Wild Frontier’s recent appearances:
Santa Fe Bandstand, KBAC Free Fall, Nashville Songwriter Showcase, Santa Fe Performance Exchange, Albuquerque Old Town Americana Picnic, New Mexico State Fair Expo, Cowgirl BBQ, Route 66 Casino, Buffalo Thunder Casino, The Alley Cantina, The Adobe Bar - Taos, The Santa Fe Brewing Co, 2nd Street Brewery, Low Spirits, Launchpad, Corazon, The Mineshaft Tavern…