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Neighborhood Noir'

by The Lonesome Trailers

Honest, real and original. As in "Original Rural Rock." Intelligent songs with a rootsy feel.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. When the Word Comes Around
3:53 $0.99
2. Happiness Takes Another Hit
5:05 $0.99
3. Painted Horse (Casino and Bingo Hall)
3:51 $0.99
4. A Family Mourns
2:23 $0.99
5. Soldiers Story
4:55 $0.99
6. My Beautiful Friend (Stony Lake)
4:27 $0.99
7. Stone in my Shoe
3:44 $0.99
8. There's No Family (on the family farm)
5:22 $0.99
9. Suffer in Comfort
4:03 $0.99
10. Yellow Sky
4:11 $0.99
11. Eastern Window
5:09 $0.99
12. Dollar Store Girls
4:31 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Lonesome Trailers
Honest, Real and Original

Musicians-studio and/or live.
Mark Cornelius- bass
Dave Fix- keyboards, acoustic guitar
Jack leaver- pedal steel
Todd Long- drums
Melinda McDonald-violin
John Merchant-lead and rhythm guitar, mandolin, background vocals
Karen Vander Zanden- background vocals, percussion,
David Vander Zanden-acoustic rhythm guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
Joe Van Lente-harmonica, flute, bongos,
Phil Van Lente-keyboards, piano, accordion, background vocals.

Quotes and Excerpts from Reviews
First things first, this is a blindingly good album. "Neighborhood Noir'"
is roots rock at it's absolute finest....to reiterate, a hidden gem which can be unearthed at www.lonesometrailers.com. John Lonergan-Revolutions Magazine, London England

Entertaining music, thought provoking lyrics, with an honest look at contemporary issues. Mike Kennedy, DJ -WYCE-88.1 FM (GR)

Dear LT's, thanks for sending your most excellent "Neighborhood Noir'" CD. My highest compliments towards these lyrics...class insight and depth.
Eddie Russell, DJ -Columbus, Texas

Your new CD just came in. I gave it a couple of spins and I want you to know I love it. I played it for our producer and he went nuts.
Dani Heyvaert, Leopolsburg, Belgium Lokale Radio 103.1 FM.

The band has assembled a bracing, emotionally dark gem with this album...
A delectable feast and one of the best local albums to hit West Michigan in years.....3 ½ stars of 4, John Sinkevics-Grand Rapids Press

This articulate, grippingly unhinged trio plays what it describes as Original Rural Rock...not to mention the burdens of being in an ornery/independent country tinged rant band ... hopefully this impassioned, self-made CD will resound past geographical and cultural boundaries. 4 Stars- Bob Strauss-LA Daily News

Just received your package, after listening to it, I must say you did a great job again. Listening to your two CD's I can see what a talented band you are. Ray Elly- Rootstown News, Belgium

We reviewed your album and spun a cut last night, good stuff, we'll definitely play deeper into the CD. Douglas Neal, Progressive Torch and Twang, WDBM-FM, Lansing, MI

"A Mayberry boy in a Melrose world" sings DVZ on this CD's opening song and it nicely describes this Michigan band. This is gimmick free roots- rock whose writing pens well drawn tales that live up to the albums title. Miles of Music- North Hollywood CA
******plus more lengthy reviews on web-site

1993,94,95-Billboard Magazine Song Contest, Two "Honorable Mentions"
1996- Release six-song cassette "The Lonesome Trailers"
1998-Release 15 song CD, "It's Not What You're Thinking"
Top Ten Americana (1998) CD -Radio 2000 (Portugal)
Top 12 'Indie' CD of (1998)- Independent Songwriter Magazine (USA)
Top Ten Americana CD-(1998) Belgium
Song "Puppets From Nashville" selected for Compilation Album-England
2001 Released "Neighborhood Noir'
Top Ten Feb- Belgium-Rootstown News
Top CD of Month (Feb) Independent Songwriter Magazine
Distribution Sweden, Italy, and Los Angeles
"When the Word Comes Around" selected for Oasis Sampler
Dusty Records of Sweden selects "We Stone Prophets" for their compilation disc.
Named as "band to see" at GR. Arts Festival last 3 years.
"Man in the Middle"-Dusty Records Christmas CD
"When the Word" chosen for Sound Asleep Records
"When the Word" chosen for Shut eye Records. comp CD

The Lonesome Trailers originated in 1995 in an attic in Casnovia, Mi. Longtime friends and songwriting partners, David Vander Zanden and Steve Herin, decided they needed to put their songs out in the light after writing together since the mid-eighties. They've won two Billboard Magazine "Honorable mentions" in their nationwide songwriting contest. The Lonesome Trailers released a six song cassette in 1996 and changed a couple of players. In 1998 they self- released a CD called "It's Not What You're Thinking" that made it's way into 15 countries and 35 states. Their song, "Puppets from Nashville" was included on a compilation CD from England called "Cool Hands and Hot Heads. They were also selected for a couple "top ten" lists for "Indie" CD of the year.
In 2001 the Trailers released "Neighborhood Noir' The album was written and recorded in Muskegon County with all Muskegon, Ottawa and Newaygo County talent. It was selected as one of "Independent Songwriter Magazines" top CD's of February, plus a top ten release of the month from Milo Radio in Belgium. The album has received many terrific reviews from all over the world including "Revolutions Magazine" in England, The Grand Rapids Press, and Rootstown News in Belgium and the LA Daily News.
The CD is in 17 different countries already including airplay in Japan, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and more to come.

The Lonesome Trailers
P.O. 316
Kent City, Mi. 49330
ltrailer@wmis.net or dave@lonesometrailers.com
Phone/fax 616-675-7270



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Jessica Newfer

Damn Good
This is my second-cousin's band. They do an awesome job!!