Chris Pureka Goes Double Or Nothing On "Betting on the Races"
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:46:20
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The crystalline vocals of Portland, Oregon's Chris Pureka summon listeners to the not-so-distant past, a time when names like Shawn Colvin and Dar Williams were dominating the festival circuit and the Lilith Fair was in full swing. Yet as much as Pureka's tone sounds indebted to the '90s contemporary folk scene, it also provides a glimpse of where modern folk is headed now: the electric guitar, for example, on her stunning track, "Betting on the Races," adds just enough edge to support confessional lyrics like, "Do I really love to lose?"
The song is featured on the songwriter's latest full-length album, Back in the Ring, released last week via her own Sad Rabbit Records. We asked Pureka to tell us more about this gorgeous new track.
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