Jacob and the Ghost Train | No Business Mountain

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No Business Mountain

by Jacob and the Ghost Train

Thoughtful lyrics meet evocative arrangements in this concept album about masculinity and boyhood in a changing rural America.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Last Man Standing in Monroe, VA
4:13 $0.99
2. The Ought to Do's
2:56 $0.99
3. Brenda
3:32 $0.99
4. Giants on the Mountain
5:19 $0.99
5. Flies
4:48 $0.99
6. Girl in Green
2:40 $0.99
7. Dandelions
4:06 $0.99
8. Moment of Weakness
4:33 $0.99
9. Mortar and Stone
5:03 $0.99
10. No Business Mountain
4:39 $0.99
11. Green Gobs
3:53 $0.99
12. Summer Day
4:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jacob and the Ghost Train consists of: Jacob Martin, vocals and guitar. Joshua "Bobcat" Stacy, cello. Emilie Lygren, piano. Maranda Duvall, vocals and percussion. This project features Gawain Matthews on mandolin, percussion, and bass. John Bartron plays guitar on tracks 4, 6, and 12. Aaron Drake plays percussion on track 10. All songs were written by Jacob Martin.

A note from Jacob: I grew up at the foot of No Business Mountain — a peak in rural Virginia named for the disappearance of a revenue man. Now its sides are streaked with logging roads, and its summit topped with radio towers that shine red over the hollow at night. Summers we sometimes picnicked at the lake across the county, where I’d swim and imagine the flooded countryside below. In my daydreams, I still explore the ridges and valleys of my boyhood. I keep kinship with other ghosts there, scrambling to find footing on the shifting landscape.

Recorded & mixed by Gawain Matthews at Gawain Matthews Music Studio.
Produced by Jacob and the Ghost Train, Gawain Matthews, & Non C'e Male Records.
Mastered by Justin Weis, Trakworx. Copyright 2017 Jacob and the Ghost Train.

Much love and gratitude to our generous friends, families, fans, and backers who made this album possible.



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