John Lincoln Wright | Takin' Old Route One

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Takin' Old Route One

by John Lincoln Wright

original, intelligent country music songs - in the genre of Merle Haggard and Billy Joe Shaver -this is his first country album that has been out of print on vinyl for 30 years or more - now on cd - he was formally in the Beacon Street Union, a rock band
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. I Gotta Get Back There
John Lincoln Wright
3:01 album only
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2. Lonesome Rainin' City
John Lincoln Wright
3:35 album only
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3. Diamond Heart
John Lincoln Wright
3:35 album only
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4. I'm Crazy to Stay By Your Side
John Lincoln Wright
3:12 album only
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5. Pull Away
John Lincoln Wright
3:22 album only
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6. Stumblin'
Unknown
3:03 album only
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7. Closed for Alterations
John Lincoln Wright
3:14 album only
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8. A Little Whiskey
John Lincoln Wright
3:31 album only
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9. Love Stone Dead
John Lincoln Wright
4:42 album only
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10. Nothin' but the Rain
John Lincoln Wright
3:30 album only
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11. Pine Tree John Got Drunk
John Lincoln Wright
3:06 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
John Lincoln Wright was interested in singing and performing since he was a young child, but he began his serious music career when he left the Boston College honors program to front The Beacon Street Union , a rock band in the '60's. The band released three albums and opened for Janis Joplin in Harvard Square and Jimmi Hendrix in New York. When the band was disbanded due to poor management, Lincoln ( as he was known ) returned home to Maine to rethink his direction. He emerged as a singer / song writer, reflecting his long time admiration for such singers as Haggard, Hank Williams, and Bob Wills. In 1972 Lincoln formed the country band, John Lincoln Wright and the Sour Mash Boys ( the sour mash review when two women joined the band ). Life in the northeast was the inspiration for his songs. Although he remained a New Englander, Lincoln traveled far and wide from New Mexico to Nashville, Canada to Singapore.Lincoln was respected by many country stars and opened for several of them ie. Willie Nelson, Haggard, Emmy Lou, Jerry Jeff,Billie Joe, Townes Van Zandt.
Over the years there were many changes within the band but each member was a strong and professional ; Lincoln prided himself in recruiting the 'Best'. Lincoln not only had a wonderful way with lyrics, and a baritone voice that made you feel you were hearing someone authentic aand real. He was a star in the Northeast, filling any club he chose to play in from the '70's to the '90's. He won so many Massachusetts Music Awards that he was retired from the competition in order to give other musicians a chance. John Lincoln Wright recorded four Cds and one album on vinyl plus some singles and EPs. After being out of print for 30+ years, Takin' Old Route One, is being reissued as a CD and will be available at CDBaby. That Old Mill is also available there. And stayed tune for more reissues.
P.S. For more info please go to his page on Facebook.

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