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nathan bowles

a bottle, a buckeye

soft abuse


Released: 19th Nov 2012


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this spacious, rollicking, meditative, & above all powerful banjo record bridges the methods of his groups, black twig pickers & pelt.

armed only with a 5-string openback banjo (built by nathan's neighbour) & a bottle of Elmer T. Lee, bowles' recent focus on the instrument's possibilities is on full display here; bowed & drummed textures, clawhammer boogie, & sidewinding are all explored. with a mixture of traditional folk tunes, original compositions, & reinterpretations of material from players who've passed on, 'a bottle, a buckeye' is a varied ride with a serious player at the helm.

a bottle, a buckeye