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Blissfield

by Hoodang

Twelve darkly original songs of people tarnished by bad blood and bad luck who still find ways to make it through to the next day, town, marriage, con, or bottle.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. The Blissfield Post
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2. The House That Hate Built
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3. The Devil's Own
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4. Falling Away
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5. Sadie Come Around
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6. Joplin Sunday Morning
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7. Eugenia
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8. Just Your Luck
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9. Don't Follow Me Down
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10. What Were You Thinking?
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11. Imminent Demise
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12. Out With a Bang
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Album Notes
"What’s that sound? It’s warm tubes and dirt roads. It’s small towns, big dreams and even bigger disappointments. On “Blissfield, the long-awaited new record by HOODANG, singer-songwriter David Rossiter paints his songs with dust in his brushes and sings them with gravel in his throat. David Keeney, a guitarist of unusual depth, contributes some fine songwriting of his own, giving HOODANG that all-important second voice. “Blissfield” is a sonic “Last Picture Show,” an aural Walker Evans photograph. It’s a remarkable record and it re-establishes HOODANG as the standard bearer for dignified Americana music in southeast Michigan." - Will Stewart

Coming 9 years after the band's 2004 debut album, and recorded by Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording in Ann Arbor, Michigan, BLISSFIELD is a song cycle of 12 HOODANG originals penned by David Rossiter and Dave Keeney. Here, packed into 51 shimmering minutes, you'll find ghost stories, songs of politics and pulp, autobiographical revelations, and tall tales of petty crime. BLISSFIELD is a darkly lit passage through the chaotic terrain of lost souls.

Founded in 2003, Ann Arbor-based, genre-busting HOODANG has been tapping into that gleaming vein of sonic gold that travels back into the early part of the last century. Drawing inspiration from the tradition of English murder ballads, hardcore country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues, the band plays a rich amalgam of angular, strikingly original American roots music that is alternately pensive and seriously rocking; nightmarish and redemptive.

The word on HOODANG:

"They're making some of the toughest, smartest country music anywhere in the Midwest." - www.TheArk.org​

"One of the most skilled and smartest songwriters around these days. His lyrics really talk to me. His music is authentic. I have received lots of inspiration from it." - Christoph Mueller, Outlaw Artist​

"Rossiter is a storyteller first and foremost. If you like the parade of ornery hard-luck characters who have wound their way through Steve Earle's albums, or the tough, edgy romantic characterizations of the grassroots Ontario iconoclast Fred Eaglesmith, be aware that there's a local figure who can play in their league. And he's got a dry leather strap of a voice to go with his songs." - James M. Manheim, The Ann Arbor Observer​​

"Sometimes all a country song needsle is a plucky mandolin and a melancholy banjo, and this Ann Arbor quartet makes the most of its simple, catchy ramblers. Frontman David Rossiter has a tinder-dry voice tailor-made for pensive road maxims; gleaming steel only adds to his authority." - Download.com​

"Fine Morning is one of those so-good-they're-scary tunes that force you to hit the repeat button just to make sure that you really heard what you just heard. Then it lingers in your head for a long, long time." - W. Kim Heron​, Detroit Metro Times, WDET

HOODANG is David Rossiter, Dave Keeney, Ralph McKee and John Crawford.

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