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The Empire's Blade (2009)

"The Empire's Blade" is East of Shirley's second album (or at least, it's the rough draft for something that will become our second album) - and a followup to 2008's "A Thousand Sarajevos." Like "Sarajevo," this album features songs of longing, loss, memory, desire, imagination - of stories and histories personal and universal.

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East of Shirley

BIOGRAPHY

East of Shirley is a 6-piece folk-rock ensemble from the towns and orchards of central Massachusetts. We play an eclectic mix of (mostly) originals and (some) covers, with material that ranges from completely irreverent to totally outraged. We released our first album, "A Thousand Sarajevos," in 2008 to almost universal acclaim (ok, so that last part isn't really true - the acclaim has been fairly local...as have our CD sales...but we're optimistic that this will improve along with the economy in general...sometime this year...). We took on the RPM Challenge in order to get our butts in gear for our 2nd album - "The Empire's Blade."

BAND MEMBERS
Mike Clark - vocals, guitars, songwriting Lydia Biasi - vocals Tim Langevin - vocals, guitars Nate Ranney - vocals, upright and electric bass Dan Fassett - vocals, harmonica, fiddle, mandolin Ed Conley - percussion

YEARS COMPLETED
2009

GENRES
Folk

OTHER BAND SITES
http://web.mac.com/stilleastofshirley
http://www.myspace.com/eastofshirley


Completed Albums

The Empire's Blade(2009)

"The Empire's Blade" is East of Shirley's second album (or at least, it's the rough draft for something that will become our second album) - and a followup to 2008's "A Thousand Sarajevos." Like "Sarajevo," this album features songs of longing, loss, memory, desire, imagination - of stories and histories personal and universal.


Last Time   (preferred)
Ernesto, manana