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Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels | Desert Blend:  Crepuscular

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Desert Blend: Crepuscular

by Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels

Like a warm wind out of the West, Desert Blend performs songs that come from an undefined, gauzy place of shadow, of uncertainty, of questioning, a place that we all inhabit at times.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fields of Athenry
Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels
4:30 $0.99
2. Fields of Gold
Mark Courtney
5:23 $0.99
3. Lonesome Waters
Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels
4:43 $0.99
4. Who Will Watch the Home Place?
Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels
4:20 $0.99
5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Lauren Michaels & Lauren Michaels
4:04 $0.99
6. You'll Never Be the Sun
Mark Courtney & Lauren Michaels
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Crepuscular”: devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed”. So many songs come from this place of shadow, of uncertainty, of questioning. We have chosen six that reflect our interpretation of this undefined, gauzy place. Pete St. John’s “Fields of Athenry” tells of the lonesome, uncertain future of a wife and child of a man whose desperation to feed his family led him to imprisonment half-way around the world. Sting’s “Fields of Gold” is inherently set in twilight—a twilight of the day, life and love. Perhaps the most inherently crepuscular of the songs is Tommy Makem’s magical “Lonesome Waters”, impossible to hear without imagining a deep forest lake with the swan lovers swimming in and out of the shadows of overhanging dark branches. Kate Long’s song of melancholy and confusion, “Who Will Watch the Home Place?” conjures the shadows that linger after the loss of both person and place. The classic Harburg and Allen “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, in the style of the great Israel Kamakawiwo'ole’s interpretation, refers to a land, a state of mind that is beyond the reach of conventional light. And the title of Donagh Long’s wonderful song of unqualified love is explicitly in shadow, “You’ll Never Be the Sun”.

We feel these songs have a center of vulnerable beauty that help us visualize, through music, the crepuscular nature of life that, at times, we all experience.



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