After a series of false starts over the past few years, I’ve hit the reset button on songwriting. This is the starting point – an eclectic flight of fancy with a thematic emphasis on the town I grew up in. Down south, where the dairy cows roam.
Available as a free download via Bandcamp.
Garden Ruin is my songwriting nom de plume – a mix of country/folk/blues/pop.
2. Country Angst
3. Blackberry Rust
4. Stone Circle
5. Little Creek
6. Peppercorn Tree Blues
7. Two Room
8. Belinda & Sarah In Tongues
9. New Stranger Blues (trad. arr TLR)
TLR: vocals, DeGrucy and Tama acoustic guitars, Fender Telecaster electric guitar, no-brand mandolin, RM Tempo reed organ, Casio CZ-101, assorted harmonicas, custom shaker, percussion (skewer bundle, cardboard box) and assorted effects processors.
Recorded between 22-24 April 2011 in the corner of the spare room at home.