Abraham Holmes

August 4, 2006 4:02 AM

More low quality, drunken Bluegrass with The Failsworth Pilgrims. Recorded the same night we recorded Diamond Joe - only slightly more sober. We always opened our shows with this one because it lends itself to soundchecking so well. Another rough mix, although we did go back later (drunker) and add the super-camp backing vocals

posted by Jofus (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I didn't make clear in my previous post - The Failsworth Pilgrims are/were:
Matt Evans - Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals, Band Leader, Showbiz impressario.
Joe (Jofus) Saunders - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals (mainly the harmonies, but lead on Diamond Joe for reasons that surpass understanding).
Michael Darby - Drums, Vocals, Wit and, on this track, Guitar. (Played live along with the kick drum - always a live favourite).
Damien Grist - Fiddle, Harmonica (on this track), Appalachian Clog Dancing.
Ben The Bass - Upright Bass and the percussive qualities thereof.
posted by Jofus at 4:03 AM on August 4, 2006

I like it, yep I do.
posted by Jimbob at 6:40 AM on August 4, 2006

This is solid man, I love it.
posted by snsranch at 4:29 PM on August 4, 2006

I like how it falls together from soundcheck into the song itself. You guys are great.
posted by sciurus at 8:50 AM on August 8, 2006

You guys completely rock.
posted by Miko at 9:50 AM on August 25, 2006

Ah, Jofus, I thought the vocals on Diamond Joe were fan-frickin' tastic. This is a great track as well.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:33 AM on October 19, 2006

This is what Johnny Cash would sound like if he started to go Goth. Which is another way of saying this is great, neat and unique.

Shame I missed it for so long. I've linked to you now, Jofus, to ensure I don't miss any of your future gems.
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:55 PM on April 15, 2009

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