Rhythm Angels

Rhythm Angels

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Celeste Krenz and Rebecca Folsom form an amazing duo, producing touching songs, beautiful melodies and exquisite harmonies. They can also get downright funky. Celeste's pure, sweet voice combined with Rebecca's earthiness, creates an absolute magic that touches the spirit.

Biography

Rhythm Angels sprang forth from serendipity as much as from destiny, blossoming from a Women-in-the-Round showcase. It was immediately obvious that the talents of Celeste Krenz and Rebecca Folsom should be combined. Each musician is a talented singer-songwriter and enjoys a successful solo career, but together, this incredibly talented duo creates an inspired new sound.

Celeste Krenz started writing songs at age 15 and continued writing through college. In 1990, Celeste moved to Denver, where, before long, she developed a loyal following in a community that appreciated the honesty and warmth of her songs and voice. She released four independent albums between 1993 and 1998, with "Slow Burning Flame" produced by Tim O'Brien and Bob Tyler, reaching #11 on music trade magazine GAVINS Americana radio airplay chart.
Now settled in Nashville, Celeste has been embraced by audiences across the country. Robert K. Oermann of Music Row Magazine writes, "The purest folk voice I've heard in years, and that little catch in her throat gives it just a touch of hillbilly soul. I was so enchanted that I practically held my breath".

Celeste reflects on writing songs about closely-held emotions. "In a strange way, I think they're easier to write, you can hardly keep them in, on the other hand, they're the hardest ones to perform. I feel like I'm telling my story for the first time, every time...it's very emotional. What I've realized is that although the songs are very personal, they have a universal message. Life is constantly changing, we all lose people we love and we are all looking for ways to keep love alive and find peace in the world. I think the trick is to squeeze every drop of joy from the time we have together. Try to do the right thing...life is short...make it count."

Rebecca Folsom has been described in The Denver Post as a "sultry vocalist". Westword writes "Like Susan Tedeschi, Folsom shares a blues bent and vocal prowess. Her music takes you from exquisite ballads to uplifting acoustic rock grooves, and knock-you-to-your-knees original blues."
Rebecca tours extensively, having performed on BBC, London television and radio, at NYC's Bitterend and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, Opryland, Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. She loves the spark of the moment found in live performance. "My aim is to awaken and uplift people. It is important to look at the realities going on in the world today, socially and politically, but it is equally of value to laugh and spread comfort and joy."

And Rhythm Angels definitely spread comfort and joy.

Lyrics

Mama's House

Written By: Rebecca Folsom

Mother Mary, full of grace, a little different, out of place
Red haired and Irish named,
born into the Catholic stain
Tied up in a double cross,
a good girl with wilder thoughts,
How long did it take to weigh,
to save your soul,and throw your life away?

Leave the kids, the house, the man,
Hope in time they'll understand.
Big eyes and little waves as you drove away.

But who's to say it's wrong or right
how you live your life?
All that you wanted, ask and receive, oh Mama please.

Freedom comes at quite a cost, letting go, things get lost.
Looking out for your one and only,
it surprised you when it got so lonely.

It'd be easier I confess,
If I had loved you more and blamed you less
as we clear out all these places haunted,
did you get the love you wanted?

But who's to say it's wrong or right how you live your life
allthat you wanted, ask and receive, oh Mama please.

Time goes by so quickly, it builds things up and breaks them down
You learn to do things more simply
the longer you've been around.

We all knew this day would come,
cold earth waits for everyone
Lay all our regrets to rest, dress you in your Sunday best.

I lean in for one last kiss, there are no words for how I'll miss
and like a kid I make a wish that we could have more time,
more time,
more time at Mama's house

If I Had A Gun

Written By: Celeste Krenz, Rebecca Folsom

If I had a gun you'd be dead
One to the heart, one to the head
If I had a gun I'd wipe it clean
My fingerprints off on these sheets.

They'd bury you in the cold hard ground
Fist full of dirt would hold you down
They'd bury you in the cold hard ground
It'd be the first night I'd sleep sound.

If I had a gun no one would cry
No one would mourn the day you died
I'd leave you there wearing your ring
I'd leave your name, I'd leave everything,

They'd bury you in the cold hard ground
Fist full of dirt would hold you down
They'd bury you in the cold hard ground
It'd be the first night I'd sleep sound.

If I had a gun, I'd drive away
I'd drive away, I'd drive away

Sister Love's Cafe

Written By: Celeste Krenz, Rebecca Folsom, Sally Barris

There's one down every highway
It's in everybody's town
It's just around the corner
wherever people gather round.
They've got just what you're needin'
and you won't get turned away
The doors are always open
at Sister Love's Cafe.

And if your cup is empty
they will fill it up
til it's overflowing
You'll have more than just enough
You can bring in all your troubles
Watch them melt away
Come on, won't you meet me
at Sister Love's Cafe?

It can start with just one person
It's anytime, it's anywhere
It's when you need somebody
and somebody is there
When you're talkin' heart to heart
and your tears get wiped away
that's when you know you've found it
Sister Love's Cafe

And if your cup is empty
they will fill it up
til it's overflowing
You'll have more than just enough
You can bring in all your troubles
watch them melt away
Come on, won't you meet me
at Sister Love's Cafe?

Love is waitin'
Come on down
Ain't no closing time

And if your cup is empty
they will fill it up
til it's overflowing
You'll have more than just enough
You bring in all your troubles
watch them melt away
Come on, won't you meet me
at Sister Love's Cafe?
You'll never go hungry at Sister Love's Cafe.

Girls Like Us

Written By: Rebecca Folsom, Sally Barris, Celeste Krenz

Girls like us go with the wind
Risk it all, and if we fall we risk it all again
We burn hot and we fall hard
Girls like us are like the stars.

Girls like us aren't scared of love
We look it in the eye, we try, we let it change us
From the passion to the sting
Girls like us feel everything.

It's every girl who ever was a dreamer
Who opened up her heart and reached for something more
Who was quiet long enough to hear her own voice
The world is full of girls like us.

Girls like us sometimes we cry
Sometimes we break and walk away, though we don't know why
We have to search out bigger skies
Girls like us we learned to fly.

Sometimes it's hard to take another leap of faith
Walking the hard road can show you what you're made of.

Girls like is go with the wind
Risk it all, and if we fall we risk it all again.
We burn hot and we fall hard
Girls like us are like the stars.

Something Good

Written By: Rebecca Folsom

Sweet Diane, your good medicine for me
I’m not home, I know I’m not where I’m supposed to be
But when you lay your head back like that and laugh
What had died inside, shutters alive, rises up and asks for

Something good, Something Good
We forget how good more than good enough can be
Something Good, What we should not do
Sometimes holds the key, to set us free

Oh Diane, a spark of interest thrown across the room
It’s been so dry here, can’t you see the signs that’s a dangerous thing to do
Why pretend these lines we’re about to cross
Ain't already bent, your heaven sent, I don’t care what the cost of

Something Good, Something Good
We forget how good more than good enough can be
Something Good, What we should not do
Sometimes holds the key, to set us free

Diane is not a matter of right and wrong
She’s just shining her light on what’s been missing for so long
And when the rules get lost, the coin is tossed
Will you be saved or in misery, wait and see
Or maybe just another lost, opportunity for

Something Good, Something Good
We forget how good more than good enough can be
Something Good, what we should not do
Sometimes holds the key, to something good, something good,
What we should not do
Sometimes holds the key, to set us free

If I Don't Leave Now

Written By: Celeste Krenz

I'm leaving this place someday soon
Leaving this all behind
Not so sure anymore
Just what it is I hope to find
All this time I've been playing it safe
But something is missing, now I'm afraid.

If I don't leave now, I might never go
If I don't leave now, I might never know
What feeds this fire
Why I can't stand still
If I don't leave now
Maybe I never will.

These faraway dreams,they stay with me
and they fill up all my sleep
Such a struggle to change anything
These feelings are sown so deep
There's so much about this place
I love
But still somehow it's not enough.

If I don't leave now, I might never go
If I don't leave now, I might never know
What feeds this fire
Why I can't stand still
If I don't leave now
Maybe I never will.

Baby don't think for a moment that it's you
Gonna miss you, really gonna miss you.

But if I don't leave now, I might never go
If I don't leave now, I might never know
What feeds this fire
Why I can't stand still
If I don't leave now
Maybe I never will.

Discography

Rhythm Angels
Girls Like Us (2009)

Celeste Krenz:
Acoustic (2006)
Beautiful Soup (2004)
Ten Year Compilation (2003)
Through My Baby's Eyes - Christmas (2001)
Celeste (2000)
Wishin' (1998)
Hello Country (1996)
Slow Burning Flame (1994)
Edge of the Storm (1993)

Rebecca Folsom:
Water on Stone (2008)
Shine (2004)
Across the Sky (2001)
Welcome (1997)

Set List

two 45-minute sets