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by Trilobite

Folk, "It's a burbling, oompahing wheeze that seems to be groaning with the rest of creation." -- No Depression
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pumpkin Farmer
3:53 $0.99
2. Hunky Kentuckian
5:28 $0.99
3. A Man of God
3:57 $0.99
4. The Ledge
4:32 $0.99
5. Caves of Burgundy
4:20 $0.99
6. Snakeriver
4:16 $0.99
7. Let's Hope for Esperanza
3:21 $0.99
8. Samsara
2:02 $0.99
9. Charlemagne the Great
3:03 $0.99
10. Lucky Toes
2:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
No Depression Sept/Oct 2006:
"The back story for this enchanting debut is all about words, about how singer and principal songwriter Mark Ray Lewis was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and how he won an O. Henry and a Pushcart for his fiction. The images in his songs, from kingfishers and caves to ploughshares and holy ghosts, are plenty evocative, and loaded with spiritual and existential freight. Yet ultimately it's the music that lingers-- a parched, creaky take on rustic verities done up in pump organ, pedal steel, tuba, cello, banjo, and piano. It's a burbling, oompahing wheeze that seems to be groaning, even the gauzy he-she harmonies, with the rest of creation. Pregnant, too, are lines such as, "Floss my soul Esparanza" and "We are math/We are math/ We are a length of cold water," words that portend volumes but beguile as music." --Bill Friskics-Warren *******************
The Alibi:
"Singer, songwriter, fictionist Mark Ray Lewis grew up the son of a country preacher in Hannibal, MO. Lewis' family, which included his gospel-adoring mother, Betty Jo Lewis, who released her own 8-track in the '70s, cultivated in him a profound respect and love for music as well as an irrepressible spiritual consciousness... Lewis' guitar and lead vocals are joined by cello, trombone, tuba, violin, banjo and pedal steel in what amounts to a subdued yet powerfully melancholic flirtation with destiny. All of the pieces fit together into an intimate sound that is both experimental and exact. If a bit surprising, the instrumental combination blends with surprising precision, and Lewis' narrative lyrical style sheds light on his passion for the printed word." -- Simon McCormack



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The Rawdster, UK

This really is very good
This is a very fine CD indeed. Reminds me a little of Rabbit Songs era Hem, and that's no bad thing. If you like your / alt. folk string driven, with a bit of banjo and even a little bit of brass, this is for you. Truely exceptional.


Very Very Good
Love this CD, You know the hottest, dry, dusty day on the farm? The wind blows the barndoor open, and the dirt and tumbleweeds blow all over the place?
You move real slow cause it's just too damn hot to do much.
Go get a beer and put on this CD and sit on the porch.
But if yer in a cold New England Winter, this CD will bring you to that hot creaky porch in yer mind!
I've been searching out music like this lately, because I need SOMETHING REAL in my Life.


Fantastic original music
Fantastic music and so original !

Roy Ward

No fossil here
I heard the first track from this album on BBC Radio. I stopped what I was doing and cranked up the volume. That's how it happens. Sometimes you search and sometimes you just find...a Trilobite.