Tequila Time, the New Release from Natasha James, A Triple Shot of Triple AAA/Americana Already Making Waves at Radio

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Tequila Time, by Natasha James, engineered by Ronnie Rivera (Lisa Marie Presley), and mastered by Gavin Lurssen ("Raising Sand," Allison Krauss/Robert Plant), is her latest release on Highway One Records. 15 stellar tunes with soulful driving vocals...

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At first, we were going to call it Modern Life, which is one of my favorite songs -- we also have a video coming out of that one - but Tequila Time is bouncier, and really, don't we all wanna be south of the border, livin' on Tequila Time?

Tequila Time, the latest release from Highway One Records recording artist, Natasha James, is a triple shot of Triple AAA/Americana already making waves at radio with roots rock hits from country rock, to Tex-Mex, to swampy country blues. From the Stonesy vibe of "Straight to Hell," to the Latin vibe of the title track, "Tequila Time," to the Allman Bros. like slide on "Get Out Of My Way," Natasha James delivers. Her vocals have been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Joan Baez; her music to Van Morrison, Los Lobos, Allman Bros, Neil Young, Johnny Cash…see for yourself…you might just wanna join her "south of the border, livin' on Tequila Time." From the opener, "Takes Alotta Love," to the last track, "Modern Life," you'll find yourself tapping and humming to high-energy, upbeat songs of broken hearts, desert sunsets, south-of-the-border bars, NYC east village dawns, and that endless highway always behind and always ahead.

The production is superb, with Ronnie Rivera engineering (Lisa Marie Presley) and 6x GRAMMY winner, Gavin Lurssen, mastering (Allison Krauss/Robert Plant, "Raising Sand"; Oh Brother, Where Art Thou), and a rare musical maturity in the songwriting we also saw on her last record, Bad Judgements (the single, The Restless Kind, went to #10 on the FMQB charts staying in the top 100 for 10 months, and her Billboard article received more than 144,538 hits!).

With Tequila Time, an impeccable collection of songs with soulful driving vocals, Natasha shows us that she's here to stay. The musicianship is excellent with her own band consisting of Steve Evans (Charlie Musselwhite, Roy Rogers, Etta James) on bass, Ian Lamson (Elvin Bishop) on guitar, Herman Eberitzsch (Jules Broussard, Jorge Santana, Malo) on keys, and friends and fellow contributors Rafael Padilla on percussion (Chris Isaak, Shakira, Sara Bareilles), Bobby Black on pedal steel (Commander Cody, Asleep at the Wheel), just to mention a few.

When asked about this latest record, Natasha says, "At first, we were going to call it Modern Life, which is one of my favorite songs -- we also have a video coming out of that one - but Tequila Time is bouncier, and really, don't we all wanna be south of the border, livin' on Tequila Time?"

Look for an article on Natasha James in the April issue of The Alternate Root (http://www.adcmediaguide.com).

Tracks: Takes Alotta Love, Tequila Time, Boy Do We Drink, Cheetah on the Run, Get Out of My Way, Straight to Hell, Stuck in Atlanta, If You Think This is Love, I Don't Care, Somebody Just Blew It, Ain't Done Nothin' Wrong, Fillin' Station, Let Me Cry, The Wind, Modern Life. (Highway One/City Hall HOR 817)

For more information on this artist, please see: http://www.myspace.com/natashajamesmusic, or http://www.natashajames.com. Digital press kit at: http://www.airplaydirect.com/highwayone.

Street Date: April 21, 2009. Distributed by City Hall Records, US & Canada, digital distribution by IODA (iTunes, Napster, Amazon.com, etc). AAA/Americana radio launch Feb. 23, 2009, national and international. Publicist: Jones & O'Malley, Bertie Chandler 818-762-8353. Contact: Joey Quarles, Streetpace Entertainment Group, Inc. 818-209-9166.

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