Seven True Stories

by The High and Wides

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Hoke Smith MAN! I like your style.
I was expecting Bluegrass and it's that but more.
I got the feeling I was sitting around a cow drive campfire with the cattle mulling around.
Ordered my CD and Downloaded "Reverie".
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    The album covers for "Seven True Stories" were hand-fashioned from raw paper and printed on the Vandercook and C&P presses at the Rose O'Neill Literary House. Each cover is sequentially numbered and one-of-a-kind. Produced in limited supply and only available while supplies last.

    The High & Wides produced these covers in collaboration with artist Shannon Smulow, printer/designer Aaron Capp, and Mike Hoatson, owner of The Listening Room, who made the printing possible.

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    The album covers for "Seven True Stories" were hand-fashioned from raw paper and printed on the Vandercook and C&P presses at the Rose O'Neill Literary House. Each cover is sequentially numbered and one-of-a-kind. Produced in limited supply and only available while supplies last.

    The High & Wides produced these covers in collaboration with artist Shannon Smulow, printer/designer Aaron Capp, and Mike Hoatson, owner of The Listening Room, who made the printing possible.

    NOTE: CD cover posted here for reference, since LP covers are still in production. LP covers are being printed with linoleum blocks, necessitating a slightly different design.

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1.
03:06
2.
Cloud over Idaho
3.
Real America
4.
Burning Well
5.
Place No Stone - Sally Ann
6.
Reprise
7.
Noah's Ark
8.
Cohasset
9.
Head on a Shore
10.
Self Made
11.
Lullaby & Postlude

about

The old farmhouse where we recorded this album was known by many as an old boarding house, while others swear it was a brothel. Most recently, it was home to good friends who were kind enough to let us make a record in their living room as they prepared it for sale.

We chose to engineer and produce the album ourselves. While we all enjoy working in professional studios, DIY recording afforded a freedom of experimentation that we never could have achieved while working by the hour. Some of our favorite material on this project was neither performed nor rehearsed by the full band before our recording sessions, but came together through trial and error, both in front of live mics and while taking breaks outside to enjoy the stillness of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

In keeping with this DIY aesthetic, we fashioned the album covers from raw paper and printed them on Vandercook and C&P presses at the Rose O'Neill Literary House, a collaboration with artist Shannon Smulow, printer/designer Aaron Capp, and Mike Hoatson, owner of The Listening Room, who made the printing possible.

We are drawn to stories imbued with a sense of place, and those stories are what inspire our music. Over generations, genuine and apocryphal stories merge into a single, collective memory about a place's homes and institutions. Many of the stories on this album are mostly true, even the fictional ones, and all are rooted in memories of places we love.

credits

releases December 13, 2019

The High & Wides are:

Mike Buccino – Bass
Marc Dykeman – Guitar & Vocals
Nate Grower – Fiddle
Sam Guthridge – Banjo, Mandolin, & Vocals

Vocals on “Lullaby & Postlude” performed by all the High & Wides
Slide guitar on “Cloud Over Idaho” performed by Sam Guthridge
Drums on “Cloud Over Idaho” performed by Ray Anthony

Engineering – Marc Dykeman
Mastering – Philip Stevenson (nightworldrecords@gmail.com)
Album Symbol Art – Shannon Smulow (shannon.smulow@gmail.com)
Jacket Design and Printing – Aaron Capp & Michael Hoatson
Band Photo – Walter Bowie (walter@loblolly.biz)

The High & Wides would like to thank our families, fans, and friends for all of their support during the making and release of this album, and in particular, would like to acknowledge the following: Randy Ball, The Bluegrass Marketer, Walter Bowie, Michael Buckley, Aaron Capp, Charm City Bluegrass, Phil Chorney, The Creative Alliance, The Dykeman Family, Julie Eckels, Sarah Ensor, The Garfield Center for the Arts, Julia Golonka, The Grower Family, The Guthridge Family, Mike Hoatson & the Listening Room, Brandon Hoy, Kristen Jones, Mike Kaylor, Adam Kirr, Brad Kolodner & Charm City Junction, Frank Lopez, Philly Bluegrass, The Rockshop Performing Arts Center, The Rose O’Neill Literary House Press at Washington College, Matt Royles & Man About a Horse, Brook Schumann, Leah Schell, Shannon Smulow, Philip Stevenson, Tonal Park Studios, Bill Wright

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The High and Wides Baltimore, Maryland

The High & Wides draw on their backgrounds in bluegrass to take the music to a place of their own with inspiration from the days when old-time, rockabilly, western swing, and proto-rock'n'roll mingled in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

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Track Name: Reverie
Head like an empty hall

Where dead echoes hang and fall

The voices speak but don’t give on to you

Say they knew you at all



Wedded and passed away

Where my head rests, I lay

But don’t the seasons rise in front of you

Open up and give their secrets away



Don’t stop my reverie

It speaks but doesn’t sound

If you can read the words

Why don’t you write them down?



Far away from me

This path opens up to the sea

Where everything that’s said and done

Becomes one reluctant stream



These waters drag us on

And make the night run long

But if they move, I’ll break my waking dream

Just to hear the murmur of an old song



Don’t stop my reverie

It speaks but doesn’t sound

If you can read the words

Why don’t you write them down?

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