Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ postal shipping
Peter O'Brien | Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Ian Tyson John Stewart Tom Russell

Album Links
Peter O'Brien on Starry Eyed And Laughing.com

More Artists From
United Kingdom

Other Genres You Will Love
Country: Americana Rock: Folk Rock Moods: Solo Male Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies

by Peter O'Brien

Tales from the Anglo Americana landscape - CD Release Date: 11 June 2012
Genre: Country: Americana
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Chrome Eagle Bus
8:44 $0.99
2. Coal Dust Soot & Cinders
2:33 $0.99
3. Waylon & Hank
3:11 $0.99
4. Rock City Barns
5:53 $0.99
5. Big Sky
4:13 $0.99
6. Chalk On a Lamp Post
4:15 $0.99
7. Bitterroot
4:19 $0.99
8. Light At the End of the Line (feat. Andrew Combs)
4:52 $0.99
9. Rory Is a Yoyo Boy
4:09 $0.99
10. Moanin' of the Midnight Train (feat. Butch Hancock)
4:32 $0.99
11. That Box
5:12 $0.99
12. Dreams Keep You Alive
4:39 $0.99
13. Everything Else Is Waiting
3:59 $0.99
14. Roadwork in the Boneyard
4:22 $0.99
15. Another Song
5:40 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Peter O'Brien's follow-up to 2009's Junked Cars & Beat Up Guitars, his critically acclaimed debut album, is Small Talk, Bullshit & Lies, a 71 minute tour-de-force which ranges across the musical landscape from Dan Dugmore's steel guitar drenched opener, Chrome Eagle Bus, to Thad Beckman's gritty Stratocaster slide on the penultimate track, Roadwork in the Boneyard.

This time around Peter, and 12 string Rickenbacker wielding producer, Tony Poole, have utilized musically talented friends, old and new, to provide a rich and varied accompaniment to the songs. Prominent among the old is fellow Englishman, Wes McGhee, himself a renowned songwriter and guitarist; long time drummer compadre, Harry Arthur; John Stewart Band alumni members, Dave Batti and John Hoke; and Texan Flatlander, Butch Hancock. His 14 year old son, Rory, is one of the new, making his recording debut with lead vocals on his father's Moanin' of the Midnight Train, with sister, Katy Fachorn, adding harmony vocals.
Continuing the Texas connection is Dallas native, Andrew Combs, whose duet vocal on Tony Lane's Light At the End of the Line enhances his burgeoning reputation as one of the most gifted young singer/songwriters plying his trade in Nashville. Joining him on this song are lead guitarist, Jeremy Fetzer and Essex born, English steel player, Spencer Cullum, Jr. from Caitlin Rose's current backing band.

While playing in Whitefish, Montana, last year Peter met mandolin player, Ed Boggs, who he enlisted to add distinctive color to several tracks.
As for the songs, the heartbeat of this album, fans of literate, inteligent storytelling will not be disappointed. Between 1973 and 1988 Peter published the respected music magazine, Omaha Rainbow. Throughout this time he got to know and interview many of the artists who informed his subsequent approach to the art of songwriting. Tom Russell spoke of the last album as being, "Honest in an age of dishonesty and fear," while Canada's iconic Ian Tyson praised, "The whole progression from sixties folk to Buckaroo Elko in the fading West - of 2000 on."

Three years later Peter is ready to take his listeners on another musical journey. You're invited to join him. No passport required.



to write a review