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Wayfaring Strangers

Lonesome Heroes

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.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g LPs
    1 2-pocket gatefold tip-on jackets
    2 printed inner sleeves
    1 download coupon

Track List

  1. Jim Schoenfeld Before
  2. Jim Ransom It's So Profound
  3. Richard Smyrnios As I Walk
  4. Tucker Zimmerman No Love Lost
  5. Kieran White Hummingbirds
  6. Les Moore Ooh Pah Do Pah Do
  7. Rob Carr R.N.B. II
  8. Jack Hardy The Tailor
  9. George Cromarty Little Children
  10. Jay Bolotin Dear Father
  11. Tony Trosley Deep Night
  12. Roger Lewis Autumn
  13. Tim Ward Good Mourning
  14. David Kauffman Kiss Another Day Goodbye
  15. John Villemonte I Am The Moonlight
  16. Bob Brown Close Of The Day
  17. Robb Kunkel O'Light