Phil Dollard | The Whirligig of Time

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The Whirligig of Time

by Phil Dollard

Suitable for the roadhouse or the coffeehouse, the debut album of this emerging artist combines the fingerstyle blues of the pre-war masters with the more introspective lyrics of current day artists such as Dave Carter or Dylan.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Grapefruit Girl
2:32 album only
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2. The Whirligig of Time
4:36 album only
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3. Mean Little Poodle
3:37 album only
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4. Waterlogged and Forgotten
3:41 album only
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5. Swamp Dog Blues
3:02 album only
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6. Trapped Inside a Dating Bar With You
4:55 album only
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7. Ophelia\'s Bouquet
4:29 album only
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8. Hot Sauce Blues
3:38 album only
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9. Paula\'s Tune
3:56 album only
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10. River of Truth
2:11 album only
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11. The Waters of Your Name
4:42 album only
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12. Cincinnati Flow Rag
1:50 album only
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13. Self-Help Blues
4:11 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The Whirligig of Time" is the debut album of indie singer/songwriter Phil Dollard. The songs were all recorded at Woody's House, Fred Gillen Jr.'s studio in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. in early 2008. The spirit of Woody Guthrie emanates from every corner of the place and hopefully, that spirit informs this album of mostly original songs; blues-based with a folksy feel, they are raw, real and relevant, without being topical. Although there are some historical markers, the songs manage to speak to the universal elements of the human condition: love, loss, the passage of time... but you'll also find references to grapefruits, lunar eclipses, herbal shampoo and mean little poodles.

From the liner notes:
"These are tunes I've been playing recently. Some are old, some brand new. Most are originals; a few were written by artists I admire and whose work I've tried to emulate in the spirit of keeping the blues tradition alive. There's a quote attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes: 'Alas for those who never sing, But who die with their music in them.' Well, there you go."

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