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Hierarchy of Noons

by Wadlo, Klor & Sadow

This Arizona-based guitar/violin/bass singing group creates a mesmerizing palette of original Americana folk-rock sound. Melodies, texture and memorable lyrics are hallmarks of a trio that prides itself on originality and creative beauty -- with an edge.
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1. My Eyes Were Sweating Green
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2. Vanished in the Wind
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3. Mona Lisa
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4. Organia
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5. Before I Die
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6. Claire
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7. Always Be with Me
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8. My Nipples Hurt
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9. It's Christmastime
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10. Mournin' Nola
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11. You're My Diamond
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12. If I Had Tried
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If Allen Wadlo Williams, an independent Arizona singer/songwriter, loves anything better than a catchy, beautiful tune, it's a catchy, beautiful tune written by him. His influences are country, folk and rock singers, especially "pretty-sounding" vocalists like Marty Robbins, Chris Isaak and Bryan Ferry. As a singer, Wadlo tries to bring all of these influences to bear -- but with a new feel of expression and little desire for imitation. In 2013, he released a solo effort titled "Moonbow" with the help of a strong set of musicians backing him up. Before that, in 2008, he teamed up with longtime friend and fellow songwriter Dave Weil, releasing a total of 17 songs on a CD titled "All Over the Road." Wadlo wrote half of those tunes and Weil wrote the other half.

Tim Sadow is a musician's musician who has a mastery over various styles of the violin, from Classical to Cajun stomps. Tim has the uncanny ability to stir the listener's soul with an instrumental voice of profound depth. A violin teacher by day, Tim is constantly busy juggling gigs with various Arizona artists, including Tempe, Arizona, legend Walt Richardson. Tim also was a vocalist and violinist with a longtime Arizona Celtic rock band, The Brazen Heads.

Kevin Klor Mauch, a specialist on the five-string fretless electric bass, has been a working musician his whole life and has played in countless bands and in countless studio sessions. Like Tim Sadow, Kevin was a member of The Brazen Heads, a high-energy group if there ever was one. Kevin plays with various Phoenix-area groups, but these days, he's loving the work and feel of the music coming from Wadlo, Klor & Sadow. Kevin played bass on the title track of Sister Sledge's "African Eyes." He also played with groups like Dr. Bombay and the Inda Easton Band.

The phrase "Hierarchy of Noons" is from a William Faulkner novel, "If I Leave Thee, Jerusalem," or "The Wild Palms." We adopted it for this album because the lion's share of our sessions and rehearsals occurred mostly at noon. Some of those sessions were more productive than others and memorable, as well -- hence the "hierarchy." We're no experts on the writings of Faulkner, but his characters tend to see lives through the prism of their own eyes and mistakes. The lyrics for many of these songs focus on life and love -- requited and unrequited -- as well as humor, melancholy and reflections on day-to-day existence.

Most of the lyrics for "Hierarchy of Noons" were written by Allen Wadlo Williams. The lyrics for three songs on the album -- "My Eyes Were Sweating Green," "My Nipples Hurt" and "Mournin' NOLA" -- were the creation of Arizona journalist Ron Rinehart. Interestingly, although "Nipples" and "NOLA" were based on Rinehart's life experiences, "Sweating Green" was based on stories that Wadlo Williams used to tell Rinehart about Wadlo's own life growing up in the copper-mining communities of central Arizona.
Rinehart is a lifelong runner (hence the sore nipples rubbing against his nylon shirt in one of the songs). In "Mournin' NOLA," he wrote of a bout of drunkenness that should cause a shudder to run through anybody who has ever had a wee bit too much to drink in New Orleans. Wadlo had a lot of fun writing the music for those tunes.

Helping out on this album, which was recorded and mastered at Full Well Studio in Phoenix, Arizona, were Phil Janzen, a session drummer who did excellent work on "My Nipples Hurt" and "Mournin' NOLA." Featured on one cut, "Mona Lisa," is Texas guitarist Danniel Giraldo, who can really tear it up but works some satin-smooth magic here. Lastly, helping out occasionally with backup vocals on the record was Kolby Peoples, the main engineer on the project, who sings like an angel. Overseeing all this through past seven years has been good friend Mike Bolenbach, owner of Full Well Studio.

We'd like to thank everybody who comes out to the gigs and who have been pressing us to finish this album. We tried to get it all done before Christmas 2019, but just missed it. (Speaking of Christmas, we're really proud of the yuletide song "It's Christmastime" on this album. Hopefully, it will join holiday song lineups in the future.

-- Wadlo, Klor & Sadow


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