Friday, June 30, 2017

Walt Falbo - The Crybrator Demos

An addendum to The Crybrator, here we have a Walt Falbo cassette of acoustic versions of the album plus a few other treats thrown in for good measure.  A personal favorite is a rearranged version of the traditional song "Young Hunting," famously adapted by Nick CaveCrybrate till your ears ache.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Michael Hurley - Live at The Sanctuary 7/30/2016

Michael Hurley may very well be one of the greatest living songwriters.  His off-kilter guitar technique coupled with a deeply earnest voice and sense of humor has made him a staple in the folk section of my library.  This live performance took place in Arcata, California last summer to an attentive crowd in a re-purposed church.  Download the full set here.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Falbonauts - The Crybrator

Here's a real treat for anyone that still stumbles upon this horribly neglected blog.  The Falbonauts finally released their proper album of 'mostly' original songs, penned by the infamous Walt Falbo.  Per the liner notes:

"The Crybrator was born in a cheap hotel on the east side of Paris, Texas March 2014 and died in the phantom wood of the Hog Chute Opry, June 2017. It roamed and rambled without reason from pastures of plexiglass to vineyards of stratosphere."