Simon Flory | Unholy Town

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Unholy Town

by Simon Flory

Mythical red-state “Americana” invoking the sincerity of early country music
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ghost Woman Blues
2:58 $0.99
2. Unholy Town
4:16 $0.99
3. Shelby Bridge
5:42 $0.99
4. All American
3:13 $0.99
5. If I Were a Bird
3:59 $0.99
6. We Got This Thing
4:18 $0.99
7. It's Over
4:04 $0.99
8. I Need To Work On My Songs
3:01 $0.99
9. Crazy With the Heart
4:12 $0.99
10. Up Yonder
4:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
It takes a perceptive ear to translate icons of a mythical red-state “Americana” into the daily textures of real human lives, and Flory does it with, among his many contradictions, an urbane sensibility that invokes the sincerity of early country music (alt-alt-country?). His compositions are as much short-story sketches as they are songs, each populated – like the locales that inspire them – with those among us who have few choices. A waif from the Ozarks finds an odd comfort on the streets of an alien urban landscape (“Unholy Town”). A drunkard wakes to find more than the car that almost got him home is a wreck (“Crazy With The Heart”). Lovers patch their wounds and carry on in spite of themselves. Some find remorse; fewer find redemption.
Flory’s sound evokes voices not much heard on radio airwaves, a stew of early country, gospel, and the best of classic Nashville. Even his guitar playing captures the rhythmic tumble of clawhammer banjo and Appalachian fiddle (on both of which he’s adept), and his vocal phrasing carries inflections from the Carter Family to Eddie Cochran to Hank Williams (I, II and III).
“Flory comes from the same stock as all those great rough & tumble
songwriters that real music fans seek out. He’s a hard core troubadour
who’s got a story to tell, and you’d be wise to listen.”
-Trevor McSpadden, The Hoyle Brothers



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