Amish Love Child
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Amish Love Child

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"CD's are reason to celebrate"

"Amish Love Child is a trio based in Eugene that is ready to give birth to its debut CD.
The self-titled disc will be celebrated with a gig tomight at Luckey's Club Cigar Store, 933 Olive St. The show will begin at 10 p.m.
Amish Love Child features singer-songwriter Troy Krusenstjerna on guitar and vocals, Tony Gilchriest on bass and vocals and Jeff Davis on drums and vocals. All the4 songs on "Amish Love Child" are Krusenstjerna originals.
Krusenstjerna, who has a fine arts degree from the University of Oregon, also created the 16-page CD booklet. Jeff Davis of Eugene's Lucky Dog Studios served as producer. - The Register Guard

"Online Rock CD Review"

OnlineRock CD Review
by Roland Goity

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Amish Love Child
Amish Love Child

Besides a great band name and an impressive album booklet, Amish Love Child also produces some pretty good music. The kind steeped in rock tradition, that echoes the bell-bottom sounds of a generation ago. There’s a mellow feel, mostly, though tunes like Snidely Whiplash allow the band to unveil their punkier, grungier side.

Quirky lyrical themes and Western beats on more than a few tracks recall bands like NRPS and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the type of music that Mother Hips has mastered today. This trio hails from the college town of Eugene, Oregon, and their laid-back sound is sure to bring smiles to local folks, rain or shine.

Favorite Track: Track 3, “I Don’t Wanna Work”

Roland Goity is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and freelance business pieces. His background includes marketing and promotion in the music industry and an inability to capably play his guitar no matter how hard he practices. He can be reached at or at his web site
- Online Rock

"Forbidden Love"

Forbidden Love
Amish Love Child has common man calling.

It's funny how a rough performance can build a young band's character. After Amish Love Child's first performance back in 2003, the band knew it would take a lot more work to become the live show it hoped to be. Practices became more frequent, lead singer Troy Krusenstjerna took singing lessons and the band gradually became more confident. "I think we're at the point right now where we can get in front of people and put on a good show," says Krusenstjerna.
Amish Love Child. 10 pm, Friday, 9/30. The Downtown Lounge, $5.

The band, Krusenstjerna, bassist Tony Gilchriest and drummer Bob Becker, describe the end result as "alternative music for the working class." Amish Love Child's self-titled full length debut is a 12-song combination of acoustic and electric, influenced by '60s pop and '70s punk but with a calmer, almost country delivery. Its content ranges from working class hardships to sadder break-up songs.

Songs like "I Don't Wanna Work" and "Paycheck to Paycheck" show the workingman side of Amish Love Child. During more typically morose songs a sense of mockery brings uniqueness to songs like "PBR Vacation" and "Cellphone." A drawn out metaphor regarding why Pabst's Blue Ribbon is so blue definitely adds a sense of playfulness to the despair facing the song's main character. "I think generally you can't take things too seriously," says Krusenstjerna. "If you do you're going to end up writing songs that sound like suicide notes or something."

Other parts of the album are quite upbeat. The first song, "Things," is a rallying, concerned message to a friend who's down. Ultimately, the product is a relaxing, relevant collection of anthems for and about the common man (and woman).

And while it took a lot of work to get to the point where the band could write and record this album, barely a year after that first substandard live show, Amish Love Child still believes its bread and butter comes from performing. "We've just been plugging away at it," said Gilchriest. "I think that kind of comes with experience. We try to work on playing tighter shows and having good interaction with the audience."

Now Amish Love Child hopes to get the final product on the road as soon as possible. "If we could be making money and hearing our songs on the radio and playing out of town, then that's our goal," says Krusenstjerna.    


  - Eugene Weekly

"Pabst Blue Ribbon, live and local"

Amish Love Child

Influenced by the music of the British Invasion: the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Stones and later seventies punk and new wave: the Ramones, the Clash, and the Cars, Amish Love Child is pumpingout some quality original songs. Make sure to see at least one of their two performances this weekend. Check out Eugene Weekly's clubs page and for more details. - Eugene Weekly


Amish Love Child, self-titled

songs with airplay: Things, Green Light, Paycheck to Paycheck, Cell Phone, & I don't wanna work


Feeling a bit camera shy


Amish Love Child, a trio based in Eugene, Oregon is a hard hitting alt country, power pop, sometimes punk rocking mixture of genres. Many of ALC's songs are based around the theme of not wanting to work, not having enough money, living paycheck to paycheck, societal issues: america's current government, cell phone's , the list goes on. Singer songwriter Troy Krusenstjerna writes ALC's songs from the gut, and in all honesty, the lyrics hit home. Meshed with Tony Gilchrist's fine melodic bass playing, and newly acquired drummer Mac Hines, Amish Love Child is a refreshing new band on the music scene. Influences include but are not limited to:the Kinks, the Beatles, Talking Heads, the Ramones, with good old American country (not to be confused with new country), the result being sharply composed original songs that are radioworthy.