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Sister Holler

(Mercy House, 2007)

  1. Leave That Trouble Alone
  2. The Endless Day
  3. Eloise
  4. Give Me a Clean Heart
  5. Who Will Shoe My Pretty Foot
  6. Moonlighter
  7. Ain’t That Good News
  8. The Soldier at Your Door
  9. That’s My Ship
  10. This Train
  11. Abington Sea Fair
  12. The Rght Road
  13. We’ll Plant an Oak

Sister Holler is Nerissa and Katryna’s fourteenth album to date, and it brings them back to their folk roots while at the same time showcasing their growth as musicians and songwriters. The premise of the album is that Folk music has always been passed down orally, and as such, it changes with each generation of singers and songwriters. Each song was inspired by a pre-existing song: there’s a revised version of the old spiritual, “Ain’t That Good News,” a modern sea chanty–even a version of Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

“Best of all,” quips Nerissa, “this CD is green: reduce, reuse and recycle is its motto. There are plenty of great old songs out there; why write new ones?”

That being said, there is plenty here that is new and fresh–long time Nields fans will not be disappointed and this CD is sure to garner The Nields a whole new generation of listeners. Produced by Dave Chalfant.