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David Stephenson: High Lonesome

Artist: David Stephenson
Title: High Lonesome

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Now available a 180 gram vinyl long playing record of High Lonesome Yes indeed thats a real record filled with 10 brand spanking new David Stephenson tunes also available in compact disc format. Additional bonus tracks can be obtained as digital downloads thru CDBaby Itunes Napster etc... They say you can never really go home again. In March of 2011 David Stephenson loaded up his car with his girls as David likes to call his six string companions and travelled down to Mesa Arizona to record his third full-length record. Waiting at the studio door was the strange yet familiar face of Gerald Schoenherr. Through the modern miracle of Facebook David and Gerald reconnected after some 30 years since gallivanting around the hallowed halls of Port Huron Northern High School in Michigan. Back in the day they were Punks patrons of the now legendary defunct Full Moon Record Store and held captive by the nearby auditory assault of 70s Detroit Rock City radio. For nine straight days the two men hammered out tune after tune operating with an unspoken trust that can only be forged from a shared musical heritage or prison. The songs on High Lonesome are offered to you the casual listener in much the same way that they unfolded in the Reposa Room at Flying Blanket Recording. There was no time for second guessing buzz-killing multiple takes or over wrought production techniques. The mission mantra declared by David at the beginning of the session was blood on the microphone blood on the console. These are songs cut close from the bone and bristling with real super-human energy. Whether its the hovering ghost of Waylon Jennings Big Heart Attack Missing Arizona or the resurrection of Port Hurons own Industrial pioneers Hunting Lodge 8 Ball the focus is on the vitality of live performance and intuition. Not enough Port Huron reference for you The song Bess McCullough was inspired by the cowbell ringing matron of the late 70s Port Huron Flags. Listen and you will hear a fight song to be played during one of the occasional rink clearing brawls that made the International Hockey League famous. The seeds of High Lonesome began to take serious sprout in December of 2010. Amidst ample personal turmoil David bought a round trip Amtrak ticket back to Port Huron from his home on the Southern Oregon Coast. After a few delightful weeks of visiting family and friends David jumped back on the train with his spiral-bound song journal and realized that he had more than plenty of material with which to record a new album. In a strange twist of fate the train stopped in Chicagoand a young artist by the name of Jessamyn Patterson plopped down in the adjoining seat. While sharing a bottle of fine quality bourbon Makers Mark Jess pulled out her sketchbook of intricately detailed graphite pencil drawings and David was smitten. With a hung-over handshake Jess agreed to produce the cover art for Davids as yet to be titled record. No specific subject matter was dictated. Track number 1 is named after the drawing name penciled onto the face of the reptile stripper woman Aminal. Bob Hoag Pollen The Ataris and The Go Reflex played dynamite drums on the ode to rural discontent Better Days and the Buzcockesque Inside Out. He also lent his ears on innumerable occasions and displayed heapin helpings of generosity as the Captain of the Good Ship Flying Blanket. Gerald Schoenherr El Sonida De Reposa Sound of Singles Old Overholt co-produced engineered mixed and mastered the album at Flying Blanket Recording. As if that not enough G-Bone unleashed his baritone backing vocals on more than a few tunes Missing Arizona 8 Ball Better Days and flexed his sinewy guitarand Moog muscles all over High Lonesome. Without his jovial back-slapping sense of humor it is doubtful whether some of the more melancholy songs on this album could have been fully articulated. The John North Wrightian styled number Lansings Burning showcases both his guitar style and his studio acumen. Multiple dub/remix versions by DJ G Bone of Lansings Burning can be obtained when purchasing the digital download version of the album. So as the song says when in doubt........Take the Amtrak take the Amtrak back to Port Huron.

1.1 Aminal
1.2 Bess McCullough
1.3 Big Heart Attack
1.4 Take Me in the Spring
1.5 8 Ball
1.6 Missing Arizona
1.7 Inside Out
1.8 Better Days
1.9 Lansings Burning
1.10 Untitled

H 0.36
W 11.63
L 12.49

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