The Lonesome Organist | Ashes... Alas

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Ashes... Alas

by The Lonesome Organist

A reflective yet whimsical jaunt into the abyss by the infamous and inimitable Chicago based musician. This is his first full length album release since 2004.
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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1. All the Pretty Little Horses
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2. When You're Shining Bright
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3. Swallow Your Eyes
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4. Every Dog Has His Day
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5. Never Lookin' Down
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6. Turn and Fly
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7. Taking a Walk or Wandering
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8. Roll the Thunder
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9. As Wild as You Are
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10. No Hurry No Worry
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11. Run in the Rain
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Album Notes

Recorded from 2004-2015 this album is somewhat darker in tone than previous Lonesome Organist releases. Focusing on voice and one instrument at a time, the album is yet interlaced with ambitious orchestrations. Longtime followers will hear familiar accordion, vibraphone, percussion, speed-up-guitar but also added violin, resonator guitar and banjo.
“ Throughout my musical endeavors I have thoroughly enjoyed collaboration and working in a vast set of styles, sounds and traditions. It is very easy for me to blend into other peoples’ ideas and aesthetics. Yet I started The Lonesome Organist One Man Band in 1996 in order to free myself from the confines of collaboration and to present a fun show with my own distilled vision. The one man band format proved a novel and effective way to express what I wanted to at any given time. I was able to release 3 acclaimed albums on Thrill Jockey Records as well as tour internationally.
My current effort is a little less like a one man band. It takes a more singer songwriter-like approach to fulfilling the same goal.
With the years I have realized that there are lots of ways to skin a cat and that in order to grow you sometimes need to shed your own skin. That - while remaining true to myself - is what I have tried to do with this new album. I do so hope you listen to and enjoy Ashes…Alas.”

-Release date October 31st 2015



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