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WAYFARING STRANGERS: LONESOME HEROES (NUMERO GROUP)

VARIOUS - WAYFARING STRANGERS: LONESOME HEROES 146830
Format:
1 CD
Release:
25.08.2009
Label:
NUMERO GROUP
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
146830
Barcode:
0825764102827
No common ancestral folkie_no mercurial Fahey or lilting Joni_makes a fitting a touchstone to this third Wayfaring Strangers installment.

These Lonesome Heroes are linked instead by mood: the turn of a strange phrase, a piano oddly mic'd, the sound of a room, both its guitar and man falling perfectly out of tune.

For these somber, dark, and meditative troubadours, we opened up space for everything between a shambling revisit of some dusted Highway 61 capillary and a blue afternoon gone black.

Each traveler tracked here took first steps out of his ownNowhere Special. Some made stops in common, but none ever honestly intersected, and each recording thus owes its sound to a divergent time, method, and reason.

From back-porch singer-songwriters who never played a single professional gig to those dragged off stage only by years, these sung tales were mostly privately pressed, privately created, and intended for the most private of audiences: those kindred lonely few who listened along the way.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. JIM SCHOENFELD BEFORE
  • 1.2. JIM RANSOM IT'S SO PROFOUND
  • 1.3. RICHARD SMYRNIOS AS I WALK
  • 1.4. TUCKER ZIMMERMAN NO LOVE LOST
  • 1.5. KIERAN WHITE HUMMINGBIRDS
  • 1.6. LES MOORE OOH PAH DO PAH DO
  • 1.7. ROB CARR R.N.B. II
  • 1.8. JACK HARDY THE TAILOR
  • 1.9. GEORGE CROMARTY LITTLE CHILDREN
  • 1.10. JAY BOLOTIN DEAR FATHER
  • 1.11. TONY TROSLEY DEEP NIGHT
  • 1.12. ROGER LEWIS AUTUMN
  • 1.13. TIM WARD GOOD MOURNING
  • 1.14. DAVID KAUFFMAN KISS ANOTHER DAY GOODBYE
  • 1.15. JOHN VILLEMONTE I AM THE MOONLIGHT
  • 1.16. BOB BROWN CLOSE OF THE DAY
  • 1.17. ROBB KUNKEL O'LIGHT