Coming 3rd September 2021! Pre-Order Now! Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow join talents to create a collection of acoustic guitar and violin duets inspired by, and written for, the Barn Owl (aka the Ghost Owl). Recorded in the dark days of Winter 2021, Williams and Catlow bring their singular voices to this tradition with soaring melodies, heart-tugging counter-melodies and agile rhythms. They seamlessly connect Trans-Atlantic overtones of American Roots and British Folk with technical brilliance. These two are masters of their respective instruments. At its heart, “Ghost Owl” is a love song to the barn owl and the world in which it lives. Which, as it happens, is the world in which we live, too.
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Limited-edition, numbered and signed release in all its analog glory! Classic acoustic Brooks Williams on vinyl for the first time. Recorded in 1995 at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario onto 2-inch reel-to-reel tape through valve mics, a valve compressor, and a vintage plate reverb. Brooks plays acoustic & bottleneck acoustic guitar and sings. Also featured are: Colin Linden (guitar, mandolin), Hugh Marsh (violin), Richard Bell (organ), Gary Craig (drums/percussion), Johnny Dymond (bass), Kristen Kunhardt (vocals), Terry Wilkins (double bass) and Bob Doidge (accordion).
Track Listing: SIDE A 1. Someone Else To Blame 2. You Don’t Know My Mind 3. Late Night Train 4. Lee’s Highway 5. From Boston To Dublin
SIDE B 1. Wanderer’s Song 2. When The Dentist Dreams 3. Knife Edge 4. Caves Of Missouri 5. Goodbye Walker Percy 6. This World Is Not My Home
30th-Anniversary album of Brooks Williams' favourite songs from his back catalogue. An acoustic tour-de-force, "Work My Claim" also features some of Brooks’ musician friends including John McCusker (Mark Knopfler, McCusker McGoldrick and Doyle, Heidi Talbot), Christine Collister (Richard Thompson, Daphne’s Flight), Jim Henry (Eliza Gilkyson, Tracy Grammer, The Boxcar Lillies), Ralf Grottian (The Bluescats), Aaron Catlow (Yola Carter, Sheelanagig, Hawes & Catlow) and Phil Richardson (Claypath).