Chipper Thompson | O How I Wish My Bad Heart Was True

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O How I Wish My Bad Heart Was True

by Chipper Thompson

Dark, Appalachian folk-rock with a dash of the desert - both the Great American Desert and the Sahara.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Falling Off the World
3:32 $0.99
2. I Can Talk to Crows
4:07 $0.99
3. Kim's Lullaby
3:16 $0.99
4. The Stargazer
3:06 $0.99
5. Follow Me Down
6:24 $0.99
6. The Union Dues Blues
4:31 $0.99
7. In the Holler of Leaning Trees
3:04 $0.99
8. Edge of the Earth
2:41 $0.99
9. Reap the Whirlwind
5:35 $0.99
10. O How I Wish My Bad Heart Was True
3:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
Chipper Thompson was born and raised in north Alabama, steeped in the musical traditions of the Tennessee Valley: strains of dulcimer-laced Appalachian folk and Muscle Shoals throbbing soul. He has lived in Taos, New Mexico for over twenty years and played in many bands (including his own!) taking in rock, folk, middle-eastern, Celtic, surf, and country-western and making a delicious stew of it all. Chipper has released four collections of his own music - "Strange Lullabies," "Folk-N-Roll, Live!," "Penny Dreadfuls," and "O How I Wish My Bad Heart Was True," as well as two collaborations (one traditional folk music with Mason Brown - "Am I Born To Die" and another of original music for the bouzouki with Roger Landes - "The Janissary Stomp" and has played on many others. He is the published author of the art book "Homefields, The Art Of Lanford Monroe" and the novel "The Substance Of Things Hoped For." Furthermore, he is a noted artist, showing his work at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



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The real deal.
These songs come from the heart and the gut. Don't listen to this album if you can't handle large doses of truth, because you'll choke.

Michael McCaffery

Good music!
As one raised in the South and only recently coming to Santa Fe after many years I California and Oregon, I appreciate Chipper's authentic sound. I met him personally recently, and he is a funny and very authentic guy, kind of like they grow back there. Good stuff!