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White Horse

by Oly Mountain Boys

An 18-song concept album that tells a life story from beginning to end through original bluegrass. This unique project unifies music with Pacific Northwest history in a supplemental 68-page booklet containing the work of a dozen writers and artists.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. White Horse I
1:52 $0.99
2. The Ballad of Charlie and Lisa Ann / It Was Spring
2:48 $0.99
3. Cabin Walls
3:31 $0.99
4. Don't Fight the Flower
1:54 $0.99
5. It Rained for Forty Days
3:41 $0.99
6. Sky Fell Down
6:14 $0.99
7. Charlie's Turnaround
3:34 $0.99
8. The Peak of Whitehorse Mountain
4:05 $0.99
9. Demon Day
2:43 $0.99
10. Chased Away
2:07 $0.99
11. Six Hours
2:42 $0.99
12. Memories of the Hillside
4:51 $0.99
13. They Cut Down the Trees
3:46 $0.99
14. Back Home Again
4:14 $0.99
15. Long Ago and Far Away
3:44 $0.99
16. The Town Where I Was Born
2:49 $0.99
17. Charlie's Lament
3:58 $0.99
18. White Horse II
6:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
With their third studio album "White Horse," the Oly Mountain Boys have set out to do something unprecedented: a concept album that tells a life story from beginning to end through original bluegrass. The album honors tradition by centering its story in Washington's frontier past, while looking to the future of bluegrass music with fresh, original songwriting.

White Horse tells the life story of a fictional historical character, Charlie McCarver, who lived in early 20th century Washington State. It begins with his happiness in youth with wife Lisa-Ann and their children. When his marriage unravels and his family leaves him, the songs chronicle Charlie's psychological crack, descent into violence, and life on the run. The album closes with songs that explore Charlie's memories, regrets, and confrontation with aging and death.

To further enrich the story and the character, the music is supplemented by a full-color 68-page booklet containing lyrics, writing, historical photos, and original art from a dozen contributors. The result unifies music with other art forms, and weaves it into a picture of Washington history. Nothing quite like it has ever been done in the bluegrass world before.

"As original and innovative as they are, The Oly Mountain Boys’ sound still gives you that down-home feeling, only this time, it’s about a home in the Northwest." - Candace Brown, Good Life Northwest



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