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Coalminers & Moonshiners

by The Beautiful Sunsets

The Beautiful Sunsets play clever and salient original songs with a spattering of worthy traditional or cover songs. They draw from traditional folk, folk rock, outlaw country and Americana to create music that is beautiful and with substance.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Razors
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2. The Beautiful Sunset
3:56 $0.99
3. Sand in Your Teeth
4:50 $0.99
4. Meteorite
3:54 $0.99
5. Black Diamond
4:31 $0.99
6. Copper Kettle
4:02 $0.99
7. Grand Canyon Line
2:59 $0.99
8. Delirious
2:40 $0.99
9. Dirty Old Town
3:17 $0.99
10. House of Gold
3:35 $0.99
11. The French Girl
4:09 $0.99
12. The Accordian
3:14 $0.99
13. Moonshiner
3:09 $0.99
14. Crumble
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Album Notes
"Everything on Coalminers & Moonshiners works spectacularly. It even inexplicably manages to never overstay its welcome, even at 14 tracks in length. The level of songwriting and arrangement skill on display throughout its entirety is not only admirable but enviable.” (Pop Matters, Evanston, IL)

“The earnest traditions of Guthrie and Seeger meet the gritty swagger of Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams in the form of The Beautiful Sunsets and Coalminers & Moonshiners. From the Pacific Northwest, The Beautiful Sunsets deliver tales of America. Dreamlike and angsty, Utopic and rational, Coalminers & Moonshiners showcases The Beautiful Sunsets’ noteworthy, often familiar folk melodies, propelled by rich harmonies and intelligent lyrics that transform and transcend each time you listen.” (Innocent Words Magazine, Oakwood, IL)

“Beautifully harmonic and brimming with a haunting feeling of despair, this album makes for a profoundly moving listening experience. The delicately dulcet vocals project a quiet, yet still strong feeling of angst, sadness, and regret. The equally fragile and pretty folksy melodies likewise further capture and convey the overall melancholy mood with bracing clarity and conviction. Moreover, the sharp lyrics vividly present the bitter hard-scrabble lives of impoverished folks who have to struggle in order to barely scrape by. A very fine and touching little jewel.” (Jersey Beat, Weehawken, NJ)

The Beautiful Sunsets are a five-piece Seattle based folk rock band that play clever and salient original songs with a spattering of worthy traditional or cover songs (The Pogues, Steve Earle, early Lucinda Williams, Hank Williams Sr., etc.). As the name implies, they focus on making beautiful music, rich with textures and harmonies, but music with substance.

This is not bearded false drawl alt-country or Americana, or some 60’s folk rehash, but sincere music from real people who have lived, laughed, suffered, prospered, and lost almost everything, only to survive and rise again.

From the dismal entrenched urban ghettos, to the black lung coal mining villages of misty mountain hillsides, The Beautiful Sunsets bring forth stories of relationships, poverty, loneliness, desperation, and resistance. Coalminers and moonshiners. Farm workers and day laborers. The Beautiful Sunsets create soulful songs with vivid imagery of work, relationships, tragedy, and beauty, while creating rainbows within the mixture of rain and sunshine.

Previous incarnations of The Beautiful Sunsets have shared the stage with performers like: Damien Jurado, Tim Seely, Vince Mira, Pete Krebs (Hazel), Joel RL Phelps (Silkworm), Dick Valentine (Electric Six), etc., Fernando Viciconte, Mike Watt, The Murder City Devils, The Blakes, Head Like a Kite, Napalm Beach, Chiodos, etc.



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