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Wayfaring Strangers

 

LONESOME HEROES

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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 own
Nowhere 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.

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