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A History of Ghosts

by Bobtown

"If you're looking for acoustic, gothic-folk-Americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further." - Americana UK
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Across the River
3:10 $0.99
2. Girl in Blue
2:55 $0.99
3. Morning Sun
3:32 $0.99
4. Rumble Seat
3:48 $0.99
5. A History of Ghosts
4:00 $0.99
6. Darlin'
3:07 $0.99
7. Our Lady of Guadalupe Street
4:32 $0.99
8. Fosse Grim
4:07 $0.99
9. Kentucky Graveyard
3:11 $0.99
10. Oh, Undertaker
3:36 $0.99
11. Stitch in Time
3:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
"A History of Ghosts" is the third full-length release from New York City-based folk/Americana band Bobtown. The five-piece group’s discography also includes their 2010 eponymous debut and "Trouble I Wrought," released in 2012.

With a library of original material from five different writers, the Bobtown sound doesn’t easily fit into one genre. It certainly falls under the umbrella of folk/roots music, but often incorporates other styles as well. Their material features elements of country, pop, R&B, bluegrass, rock, gospel and field hollers, but the group is most widely recognized for its strong emphasis on vocal arrangements and harmony.

On this album, you'll hear:

1. Across the River (3:11) – The sound of angels. Appropriate, considering the subject matter.

2. Girl in Blue (2:55) – Up-tempo banjo-burner based on the mysterious death of Josephine Klimczak.

3. Morning Sun (3:33) – Ram Dass-influenced, outlaw ballad.

4. Rumble Seat (3:48) – We don’t know what small town John Cougar Mellencamp is singing about. It sure isn’t this one.

5. A History of Ghosts (4:00) – Western themes and post-punk references ask the question, why do bad things happen to good people?

6. Darlin’ (3:07) – A waltz so country we had to leave the “g” off the title.

7. Our Lady of Guadalupe Street (4:32) – Dios mio! A tango about a south-of-the-border witch.

8. Fosse Grim (4:07) – Folk/Americana and folk/Scandinavia mix in a haunting tune about a misunderstood, violin-playing water nymph.

9. Kentucky Graveyard (3:12) – You’ve been to Disneyland, right? Now image if they built the Haunted Mansion on Tom Sawyer’s Island.

10. Oh, Undertaker (3:37) – Story of a woman who meets an undertaker and finds him to be, ahem, stiff.

11. Stitch in Time (3:50) – Outdoor festival-ready, banjo-rocking anthem that leaves the listener wondering…what will the world write on my tombstone?



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Rich harmonies + diverse writing = perfection!
I'm an obvious fan of Bobtown and this album has been a thrill to devour. As always the vocals, writing, arrangements, and production is soulful and creative. Thank you!