Hey folks, while I’m working on getting my second album out later this year, I thought you might like some new music to keep you going. Or maybe old music! I recently went into the studio to record a number of old-school cowboy songs and have now put them together in an album called ‘Traditional’. For the time being, this CD is only being released in limited numbers.
I was originally drawn to these songs by the field recordings, collections and interpretations of men like John and Alan Lomax, Ed McCurdy, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Woody Guthrie, among others. I love their honesty and directness. Most of these songs are ‘traditional’ or, in other words, have no known writer. Countless versions of each probably exist, but these are my favourite versions.
The tracks are as follows:
1. Goodbye, Old Paint
2. Fair Lady of the Plains
3. St James Infirmary
4. Strawberry Roan
5. Rambling Gambler
6. The Buffalo Skinners
7. Roving Gambler
8. Diamond Joe
9. Red River Valley
10. South Coast
11. Mole in the Ground
This album will only be available on CD and is purely being self-released. The only place to get it is direct from me.
The CD costs £10.00 (includes postage) and there are three ways to buy it:
1. BY PAYPAL – you can use the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to make payment over Paypal. Be sure to specify what the payment is for and include your address.
2. BY POST – Send cash or a cheque to 29 High Street, Finstock, Oxon, OX7 3DA.
3. LIVE! – Once I receive stock I will have copies of the CD at all my live shows until they sell out.
NON-UK orders – please e-mail email@example.com to confirm postage costs.
The CDs are now being manufactured so orders will be dispatched as soon as I receive them.
It’s been a long-held ambition of mine to record this CD, so I hope you like it. I think it’s important to keep this stuff alive.
Cowboy up and get ya one!