Bro-country Christmas wishes to you and yours. Apologies for the paucity of pickup trucks and SoCo.
As long as I am posting moody, folksy songs with voice and guitar...here's another one!
Instrumental country death song
Another living room recording, this time live on a single mic. A lesser-known Roger Miller tune interpolated with Stone's Rag, featuring some important lessons about Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts' second-favorite barnyard animal.
In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
Night Train to Memphis by Roy Acuff Jr, recorded live by Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts in Eugene, OR, 8/29/2016. Old time fiddle music with a washboard groove. [more inside]
Getting drunk in the woods with some MeFites led to jokes about songs on a fictional country/bluegrass album called Keep On Stumpin', which led this afternoon to writing and recording the title track. Find a stump to dump the junk in your trunk on! [more inside]
My entry for the final round of Nur Ein over on Song Fight. I was going for a Gram and Emmylou sort of thing. With perfect harmonies by greenish. [more inside]
This mp3 was converted from a video I made, recording stereo audio straight into my phone. It's a rough draft with minimal instrumentation and arrangement I'm hoping to develop further with a group that recently started coming together called The Wishing Well Divers. [more inside]
Resonator and baritone uke, trying to channel Willie Nelson though maybe via John Darnielle a little it turns out. [more inside]
An old Merle Travis song that I learned years ago when I first started getting into bluegrass. Another chance to break in the new resonator guitar, and do some fun chorus harmonies. [more inside]
Twitter joke that turned into an actual country song an hour later. I'm in Huntsville with nothing but my ukulele, so this didn't get the full band treatment I'd otherwise do, but it works pretty well like this.
A lonely cosmic country rock song loosely inspired by Neal Stephenson's Seveneves [more inside]
You were.... [more inside]
Who doesn't like a song about forbidden love? An acoustic cover for a Wednesday. [more inside]
Hank Williams and tons o' tape delay! [more inside]
This is a song about what a serial murderer might feel like after he's been at it for so long he can hardly stand it anymore. [more inside]
I love the fiddle on this one. This is the second track (third posted) from my EP "Skyclad Revival," releasing March 13. [more inside]
Drunken country-jazz jamboree, in reverie. A song about commiseratin' and never hatin'. To Whisky. [more inside]
Another track off our country album, "This Is Naughtybilly" -- this time a song about a young woman, a small town, and a hotel on the edge of town.
Another song from our forthcoming country album, "This Is Naughtybilly." A celebration of the various adult actresses from Minnesota. [more inside]
Another song from our forthcoming country album. This is a song written in the filthiest Spanglish I could come up with, imagining a Day of the Dead diorama set in a brothel. [more inside]
Another song from our forthcoming album "This is Naughtybilly." This one is just a series of dirty puns about Moorhead, Minnesota. [more inside]
The third country song from our forthcoming album "This is Naughtybilly." A trucking song, written using 70s CB slang, told from the point of view of truck stop prostitutes. [more inside]
The second song from our naughty country music album, "This is Naughtybilly." This song is about an especially bad exotic dancers. [more inside]
If Neil Young wrote songs about space aliens seducing men on buses. Which, frankly, I'm surprised he didn't. [more inside]
As advertised, this Shins song changed my life. Now I sit around the house on Sundays recording wistful mandolin tracks on my computer instead of going outside. Thanks Shins!
My love/hate song is a cover of Delbert McClinton's country/gospel classic (actually written by Frankie Miller & Jerry Lynn Williams) accompanied by the pump organ. [more inside]
So a good long while back I posted an early demo version of this song. This, right here, is the final finished product that is on the EP. [more inside]
Me back in country mode. Written by a band of a friend of a friend long 6 years ago, Sixty Acres. Recorded tonight. Even missed Must See TV! [more inside]
I've posted this song and then it's evolved version - now here it is in its FINAL (almost) entirety. [more inside]
Just a short instrumental (my favorite kind) comprised of a train beat, steel guitar riffs and some other riffs thrown in for good measure. [more inside]
I sat down to work on stuff for my art-rock band, but wound up demoing a Nashville-style country song in favor of gay marriage. I have no idea where this stuff comes from some times. [more inside]
AcoustoFolksyCountrySappiness! [more inside]
Country Western waltz ballad. Featuring faux-pedal steel and more twang than I usually evidence. [more inside]
Revenge and ukulele. [more inside]
I'm taking this night class in 'Audio Recording' at NYU, and we assembled a small group of people to practice making field recordings in Washington Square Park. 'Hot Potato' was sung and played by a duo in town from Tennessee who played accordion and ukulele. [more inside]
Woke up this morning with a sore throat and my voice about an octave lower than usual so I figured it was time to record a cover of Roger Miller's despicable novelty hit that was #1 on the country charts the day I was born. Despicable because it's a song written from the perspective of a complete cunt. So I brought some self loathing to the table, along with the sore throat and my complete inability to play blues guitar.
A heart-breaking tale of love, loss and relatively famous Antipodean sirens. [more inside]
song 8 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
song 7 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
song 4 of 11 - cornfield [more inside]
song 2 of 11 of cornfield [more inside]
A ridiculously happy bluegrass song, which you may recognise from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack. Arranged for ukulele, bass and three vocal parts. [more inside]
A happy fun cover of a Meat Purveyors song. [more inside]
A mildly country version of silent night. Tune+Bucket=Success [more inside]
This is a cover of John Prine's sad little song about a girl, a bus, and a man who done her wrong. Also babies. [more inside]
In the summer of 1996, less than one year before he died, Jeff Buckley wrote and recorded this song which was released for free on the Internet, but never on any of his albums. [more inside]