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Life in a Ghost Town

by Laslow Simplex

On his newest album, songwriter Laslow Simplex tours life's many ghost towns: rural, urban, physical and spiritual. Crossing those deep valleys between folk, swing, and Americana, it'll be quite a ride, so just hang on and let Laslow do the driving.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Life in a Ghost Town
2:54 $0.99
2. Where the Bars Never Close
2:53 $0.99
3. Pennyheart Moon
3:39 $0.99
4. Checkbook Charlie
2:35 $0.99
5. Can't Say No to Midnight
3:36 $0.99
6. Black Is the Color
2:38 $0.99
7. Starfall Over Texas
4:02 $0.99
8. Keep Going Wrong
3:10 $0.99
9. 666 Miles to Go
3:09 $0.99
10. All You Want
3:51 $0.99
11. Towns Keep Rolling By
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One chair, one microphone, one voice and one guitar. These are the essential ingredients of "Life in a Ghost Town," the newest album from songwriter and singer Laslow Simplex.

"I wanted to get directly to the essence of each song, without any distractions, like a photographer taking pictures with an old film camera and just one lens. So I sang and played the songs over and over, with that one mic plugged into a portable tape recorder, until the mood clicked. Only afterwards did I think about adding drums, electric guitar, bass, etc."

This stripped-down approach seemed to fit perfectly with songs about never-closing bars, inescapable midnights, ceaseless desert highways and luck-forsaken stars.

"I think I've been lucky to have captured a little bit of that ghost town essence, bring it home with me, and transplant it into my tape recorder. Of course, there's really no shortage of ghost towns; just look left and right."



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