Menage - 7 Songs CD

There's an exotic subtext to the word "menage" - the promise of delights uncommon and often seductive. And then there's the trope that good things come in threes, definitions that clearly herald the arrival of three young musicians poised to breach the national landscape. Mary Ellen Bush and Sarah McDonald are the gifted talents that merged to form "Menage," a band whose intimate, harmonic landscapes echo the authenticity of Emmylou Harris, the Indigo Girls, and Neil Young. While legendary predecessors inform any current artist, Menage has etched their own signature perspective: folk-rooted melodies wrapped in a bluesy swing, conveyed in grooves ranging from smoky, rollicking roadhouse, to dreamy, three-quarter waltz.

Menage's collective musicianship underscores lyrics of whimsy and gravitas delivered in unfettered harmony, sparked by the occasional Texas croon. Solid stringed riffs laced with distant artful flashes of harmonica and accordion are siren songs to those lucky enough to be within earshot. Mary Ellen Bush and Sarah McDonald are the unique components of Menage's singular sound. Southern girls all, their separate paths followed a musical trip-tik that ultimately merged in Asheville, N.C. at a popular local bar that promoted weekly Open Mics.

It was on that stage in 2003 that Mary Ellen's and Sarah's paths joined. A shared vision and mutual admiration inevitably led to trading tunes, and the nurturing of "Menage."

1- Tomatoes mp3
2- Tell Me mp3
3- Sunday mp3
4- Never Cried mp3
5- New York Situation mp3
6- Don't Make Me Cry mp3
7- Cowboy Song mp3