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Empathy Moves the Water

by The Crooked Jades

“Empathy Moves The Water" Visionary music, forged from the raw materials of old-time forms and instruments. This is sepia tones, bent angles, unexpected accents, unanticipated sounds. It is the familiar embraced by the strange with beautiful vocals.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ryland and Spencer (Rise and Bloom Again)
3:35 $0.99
2. Featherbed
2:35 $0.99
3. Down to the River
5:05 $0.99
4. Yellow Mercury 4
3:50 $0.99
5. Going Across the Sea
5:25 $0.99
6. The Water Spirit According to Mike
1:15 $0.99
7. Empathy Moves the Water
5:56 $0.99
8. Mike in the Wilderness
3:36 $0.99
9. Long Time Traveling
2:22 $0.99
10. Wade in the Water
4:47 $0.99
11. Am I Born to Die / Long Time Traveling
4:29 $0.99
12. Pretty Little Shoes
3:17 $0.99
13. Yellow Mercury 3
5:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
**** “Few could make an album as striking as this…the highlights are the originals.” - Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine

"True to form, The Crooked Jades are alive and thriving and they just may have produced one of the best Americana albums of 2019" - FOLKWorks

Across the wide seas, distant mountains, and the vast complexity of the soul, The Crooked Jades new release “Empathy Moves The Water" emphasizes the lonesome in "High Lonesome" music. The band’s old-time roots reflect the cultural melange and longing implicit in the shadows of America - from haunting ballads punctuated by hypnotic fiddles that express digital isolation and humanity lost in a rapidly changing land, to the high energy revival songs inspired by early rural gospel blues. Reaffirming their reputation as an innovative old-time string band closer in spirit to Tom Waits and Nick Cave, The Crooked Jades create a unique and soulful modern sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa.

With a bold vision and drive to innovate and inspire, the Crooked Jades release their brand new album “Empathy Moves The Water" on their own label, Jade Note Music. Largely recorded at Berkeley’s famous Fantasy Studios, this new album is produced by the highly celebrated Bruce Kaphan. The band once again features their signature mix of inspired re-arrangements of rare and obscure old-time gems and beautiful original compositions, all played on vintage and eclectic instruments, including Hawaiian slide, Vietnamese jaw harp, harmonium, ukulele, banjo, ukulele, arco bass, and minstrel banjo.



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