Violet and Mayhem

Violet & Mayhem

“…If A Moment (You Never Dreamed) and Scared of The Dark (from Rie’s solo EP,“Glow”) had never flitted into your consciousness, they could even be top of my Sinclair pile. I love the humour and the whole laid-back feel and the violins. My two musical loves are Cole Porter lyrics and acoustic earthiness – and guess what! [She’s] occupied my personal musical zone. Listening to the tunes on my headphones whilst gazing at the website, I actually thought, ‘I think I’ve discovered Rie’s niche’.” – Charlie Hankers, Editor    :::Listen Here:::


This Bakersfield / Americana folk project was inspired by Anita Carter, Dale Evans, Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline & Johnny Cash.  Violet & Mayhem’s new CD, SOUR MASHED WHISKEY has Nine little 2-3 minute original melodic gems; nostalgic & witty, plus the Hank Williams cover “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love)”.  Release date: February 2014.



Mixed & Mastered by: Bryan Carlstrom

Kevin Haaland [guitars – acoustic/electric, slide, banjo]

Jamison Hollister [pedal steel]

Tim Lorsch [fiddle/mandolin]

Phil Parlapiano [accordion]

Doug Miller [fiddle]

Ian Walker [upright bass]

Dave Carpenter [upright bass]

Bryan Head [percussion/drums]

Photography: Kelly Cappelli

Cover Art Design: Terami Hirsch

CD Layout: Brio5

Produced & Performed by Rie Sinclair


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