John Louis | Drift

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by John Louis

Twangy folky Americana music about love, loss, living and nostalgia.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Barn
4:15 $1.25
2. Real Good Heart
4:09 $1.25
3. So Sorry
4:04 $1.25
4. Hearts Uncrossed
4:35 $1.25
5. In the Small Ways
2:29 $1.25
6. Out of Kingfield
4:04 $1.25
7. Carry Me Home
4:39 $1.25
8. Force That Drives
2:42 $1.25
9. There Again Tonight
3:32 $1.25
10. New Brighton Stars
3:11 $1.25
11. Chase the Skyline
3:06 $1.25
12. Tonight When the Band
4:05 $1.25
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Album Notes

Album Notes:

John Louis: Vocals, guitars
Brianna Lane: Banjo, vocals
Jimmy Johnson: Pedal steel
Mike “Razz” Russell: Fiddle, mandolin, classical guitar
Andy Carroll: Bass
Kris Schaefer: Drums
Marty Tanquist: Vocals
Greg Neis: Vocals
Jed Germond: Fiddle
Michelle Kinney: Cello on “So Sorry”
Page Burkum: Vocals on “So Sorry”
Jack Torrey: Vocals on “So Sorry”
Ben Kyle: Vocals on “Force That Drives”

Producer: Mark Stockert
Engineer: Casey Hamborg
Co-producers: Brianna Lane & John Louis
Mastering Engineer: Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Mastering
Design: Jeremiah Nelson
Photographs: John Louis
Recorded & mixed by Mark Stockert at Underwood Recording

All songs written by John Louis
“So Sorry” and “Hearts Uncrossed” co-written with Brianna Lane
© & ℗ 2015 John Louis LLC
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who crafts twangy folk songs about love, loss, living and nostalgia. “I think of my music as tonic from the chaos and swirl. Music for the road, or the kind of songs you sing with friends around the campfire,” said Louis. His songs evoke hope and longing, change and regret, love and death, lost and found, and kindness.

Collectively, Louis says he’s been influenced by all of the music he has ever heard, but is especially fond of that long list of singer-songwriters that begins with Kris, Townes, Lucinda, Bob, Waylon, and Gram. “I am drawn to songwriters who are serious about their craft, but who make themselves vulnerable -- who from time to time put big pieces of their heart and soul into their songs.“ It is through these influences that John has put big pieces of his own heart and soul into his songs.
While Louis has written songs and played music with other musicians for many years, the release of Drift in September 2015 marks his first record as a solo singer/songwriter. Louis wrote the bulk of Drift in late 2013 and 2014. The album was recorded and mixed at Underwood Studio in Minneapolis with producer Mark Stockert and co-producer Brianna Lane. Mastering was performed by Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Mastering in Los Angeles.

For Drift, Louis pulled together some of the most gifted musicians around: Mike “Razz” Russell (fiddle, mandolin, gypsy guitar); Jimmy Johnson (pedal steel); Brianna Lane (banjo, vocals); Michelle Kinney (cello); Jed Germond (fiddle); Andy Carroll (bass); and Kris Schaefer (drums). Louis provides lead vocals and guitar to every track. The album also features gorgeous vocals by Page Burkum and Jack Torrey (Cactus Blossoms), Ben Kyle (Romantica), Greg Neis, and Marty Tanquist.



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