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“SHERI FRUSHAY, daughter of Austin country legend Ray Frushay, is the South Austin Queen of roadhouse country rock. Her vocals shred the air with raw power and her songs, well lets just say they’re not for the weak of heart.

– Karen Tyler

(freelance blues journalist Austin Blues Monthly & Real Blues Magazine)
 


 
Within the grooves of Sheri Frushay’s “Scarlet Song” CD, like wisps of smoke from Townes heavenly campfire, a soap creek minuet of old Austin Joplin mixed with a Charlene Arthur attitude. Eleven epic selections, each another world, & all both refreshing, & highly recommended

Eddie Russell – Country/ Outlaws For Peace Radio
 
Willie Nelson & Friends
 


 
Sheri Frushay – Scarlet Song (Tough Cookie Music)

Debut recording for this Austin legend. A favorite of Butch Hancock and Joe Ely. Her style is raw singer-songwriter, not unlike Butch himself. The sound is sparse but filled with her expressive voice and one of a kind songs.This disc was the buzz in Austin during SXSW.

– Village Records

 


 
Svenska Dagbadet – THE SWEDISH DAILY – JUNE 4, 1998

BLUES/CD

—-We find more immediate emotional expressiveness on SHERI FRUSHAY’s acoustic debut album SCARLET SONG. Sheri has a rougher voice than the rest, but it’s full of FIRE and CONVICTION. SHERI FRUSHAY has written all the songs herself. The blues is present as a more basic attitude. It gives a certain pulse and colouring to the music which then develops along different lines: to blues, rock or country. SHERI FRUSHAY’s basic UNFAILING sense for melody as well as her haunted expressiveness reminds the listener of TOWNES VAN ZANDT, VAN ZANDT filtered through LIGHTNIN” HOPKINS and ROBERT JOHNSON.

– Magnus Erikkson

 


 
“Sheri captures the spirit deep down in the grooves for everyone to hear”

Joe Ely
 


 
“SHERI FRUSHAY, daughter of Austin country legend Ray Frushay, is the South Austin Queen of roadhouse country rock. Her vocals shred the air with raw power and her songs, well lets just say they’re not for the weak of heart.

– Karen Tyler

(freelance blues journalist Austin Blues Monthly & Real Blues Magazine)
 


 
From the first time that I stuck her tape in I couldn’t stop listening to it. I listened to it for weeks, months,…..I’m still listening to it! It’s the most listenable stuff I’ve heard in years. I am ‘knocked-out’ by her show! She’s an incredible talent. I am so proud of her.

– Butch Hancock
 


 
CD – Review – 3rd Coast Music

SHERI FRUSHAY – Scarlet Song (Tough Cookie Music)

Hang around a scene long enough and you see artists evolve (or not), but Frushay’s development hasn’t been so much growth as pupation – from sitting in with an indulgent Calvin Russell Band for amateurish renditions of I feel Good to becoming Butch Hancock’s favored opening act for Austin gigs. Quite a jump. While she’s maintained her colorful, South Austin ‘tough cookie’ image, she’s become a thoughtful, introspective, but solidly grounded, singer-songwriter who’s moved into the front ranks without really going through any of the preliminary stages. Though the production is very sparse, Frushay’s vocals and acoustic guitar supported only by the backup vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and left boot heel of David Waddell (aka The Sheri Frushay Band), the album is extraordinarily atmospheric and compelling, moving Joe Ely to comment “Sheri captures the spirit deep down in the grooves for everyone to hear.” Of the 11 songs, one Talk Of The Town, is by Waddell, no mean songwriter himself, and another, Walk Tall Cowboy, was co-written with Sheri’s father Ray Frushay, a once promising Country/rockabilly singer who, well his problems are his own business. Frushay’s nine originals include songs dedicated to Townes Van Zandt and Stevie Ray Vaughan and one inspired by Evan Johns, which while illustrating her range of influences, may give a misleading idea of the very idiosyncratic and personal path she’s taken from them.

Publisher-Editor 3rd Coast Music

– John Conquest
 
Source: http://www.greencity.com/articles.htm