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Barnes Bar-B-Q | A Good Place to Be From

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A Good Place to Be From

by Barnes Bar-B-Q

Folk rock, country and Americana delivered in a semi-nostalgic wrap.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Last Train
4:12 album only
2. Redneck Requiem
3:32 album only
3. 1981
3:41 album only
4. Daddy's New Corvette
5:09 album only
5. I Am a Bum
3:43 album only
6. Sweet Lullaby
3:50 album only
7. Just One Kiss
3:34 album only
8. Baker City Sunday
4:09 album only
9. 2nd Hand Life
3:18 album only
10. Broken Hearts
4:23 album only
11. Does It Float Away
4:04 album only
12. Holdin' out for a Miracle
4:20 album only
13. Here in Texas
3:07 album only
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Album Notes
This is the 2nd release from Barnes Bar-b-q. Appearing on the album are Rick Barnes, Kris Barnes, Molly Barnes, Madeline Barnes and Nicholas Russell (who also produced the album). A few of the songs were penciled in the mid 90s, and the author finally manages to bring them out of the closet and try them on with some newer ones. The author hopes they all find a kind ear to land on.
Inside the cover, there's a picture of a high-school mate. His death, at the peak of his life, is something that stays close to the heart. This authors' mourning, for that former roommate must be occasionally resurrected, and so it is, with the song Daddy's New Corvette.
Every song, of course, has a history; but perhaps it's best to let the liner notes from the first album explain the terrain:
Where I grew up, there was a sense of despair woven into the fabric of life. Hard work defined you. Illness or injury would take you. And faith was that near-intangible that would save you. Above it all, the wind blew over the crops, like a spirit from the surrounding high-desert, longing to reclaim its rightful territory... My mother toiled through her childhood; a household containing 13 siblings. Adulthood brought her to a little cafe to waitress and eventually marry the owner - who would become my father and that of my siblings. Perhaps his death, during my infancy, adds fuel to those universal questions: Where am I from? Where am I going? Who am I? ... In my own strange way, I am compelled to continue grappling for understanding, by resurrecting, upon a different foundation, that roadside cafe that was called Barnes Bar-B-Q.
Thanks for the kind ear.



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Dave Paisley

Love it
I bought the album and am listening to it more and more. Introspective and very good!

Signar Volumas

Good Album. Yodeling be fine.
I enjoyed this music. Rick Barnes is a good songwriter and performer. The songs have a very nostalgic feel for a rural America that is struggling. “Last Train” the first song is a sad tale delivered with an upbeat song- sort of metaphor for the world right now. It would be nice to have a picturesque world of of sweet country living but Barnes ‘ view is more apocalyptic. The Last Train isn’t coming back. “Redneck Requiem “ and the catchy pop inspired “1981” are also sweetly grim looks backward in to the sunset. There are some misses on this album (not a big fan of “Lullaby “ or “Broken Hearts “) But the others have grown on me. I can see this as a soundtrack to sitting alone in the cab of a pick up that won’t start in a Walmart parking lot. His yodeling really does transport one to an altogether different place. America is a beautiful place, just wish this truck would start.