The Stars Fall Shooting Into Twangsville

by The Secret Emchy Society

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    releases July 21, 2017

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Down to the River
NYC in the Morning
End of Pretty
Little Fucker
Had Enough (feat. Carolyn Mark)
I've Been Staring
Sunday Hootenanny
Songs Are All We're Left With
Sorrows Drowned


This is an album about good friends and hard times.

After burning out from years of day-job overtime, the loss of friends and family members and watching her own health decline due to the stress, Emchy found herself sitting in a haunted bar in New Orleans, her spiritual second home. On her travels that day a “grizzled and gorgeous” old woman told her, “come on honey, this is New Orleans. You gotta shake your ass!” The musician took the women’s admonition as a sign – it was time to get down to her real work as a musical artist. This is where the album began.

Thanks to all of the rockstars who performed on this record, and the supporters on indiegogo who helped make it a reality. Extra special shoutouts to all of the members of the Secret Emchy Society near and far (you know who you are) and my inspirations music / art / chosen family of Hans Winold, Eric Ingerson, John Flaw, Pat McMains, Sean Malroy, Jess McMains, Danielle Vincent, Lauren Wheeler, Keri Levy, Jen Rau, Fran Varian, Michele Kappel-Stone, Geoff Berner, and Joy for always talking me down (or up) as needed. And even more glasses raised for my road soulsister Carolyn Mark, and my amazing wife Charlotte Gutierrez who always makes everything better.


releases July 21, 2017

All songs written by Cindy Emch except
*Written by Emch, Cagnacci, Carley
**Written by Emch, McMains
***Written by Emch, Cagnacci

Cindy Emch - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion
Carolyn Mark - Backing Vocals
Tolan McNeil - Guitar, Lap Steel, Backing Vocals
Joel Fernandes - Drums, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dennis Siemens - Upright Bass, Backing Vocals
Grayson Walker - Accordion, Piano, Backing Vocals
J. McLaughlin - Backing Vocals
Olivier Clements - Brass of all kinds

Produced / Engineered by Tolan McNeil at Lucky Mouse Studios, The Last Resort, Beautiful Victoria, B.C.
Officially wrangled by Dennis Siemens
Package Design by Buck Down Designs /

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The Secret Emchy Society Oakland, California

The Secret Emchy Society plays foot stompin' heart breakin' queer cowboy songs about good friends and hard times. Frontperson Cindy Emch uses her unique & nuanced voice to sing her deeply personal americana music for modern times.

She has previously sung, strummed, and squeezeboxed her way around the country with the bands Vagabondage, Rhubarb Whiskey, Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, and Feral.
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Track Name: Two Feet and a Dream
Drinking day job wine
In a haunted bar blood and music got me this far
So I’ll read a book while the clarinet sings
This night is full of dangerous things


Two feet and a dream
Two wheels and ride
Drinking drunk coffee
Singing song slides
We’re dancing on the sidewalk
Handclaps and brass
Sugar this is New Orleans
Better shake your ass

And it’s a step outside
and it’s punch in the chest
Bagpipes are playing funeral songs you can guess the rest
Amazing grace and tears in my eyes
While that old muddy water keeps rolling by


Light paints the city
Out past the levees way
There’s miles of land, the dark waters at bay
These old wooden walls have seen a hundred years
So let’s bang bang piano (Carolyn) let’s wish you were here