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.
Contact: E. Christina Herr or Martin Rowell at (505) 890-8924
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
E. Christina Herr leads the band ~ Wild Frontier ~ through the rugged Western Gothic Landscape. Her eye on the horizon ever searching the constant beauty of the sky for signs of an approaching storm or a fleeting oasis. Telling tales of the New/Old Frontier through songs of lonesome roads, devil winds, alluring rivers, startling rock formations and the romance and mystery of decaying buildings and haunting graveyards...
Christina’s crystal clear alto voice and tremolo vibrato contrasts brilliantly with the ring of vintage acoustic and electric guitar twang, sweet violin, 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 landscapes and Ennio Morricone soundtracks.
At first many of songs sound like gentle Lullabies ~ then listen to the words and find Cautionary Tales. Playful melodies mask dark mysteries revealing insightful forecasts within each song's borders. Christina and the members of Wild Frontier live near the red waters of the Rio Grande in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.