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2005
| BS 117
Digital Only

In Your Lonesome Town

AVAILABLE IN THE DIGITAL REALM ONLY!  CDS SOLD OUT.

Takes you back to a place where men were hot for their women, women were hot for their men, where rickety run-down back porches were alive with spirit and song, good company, and ample quantities of BBQ and booze.

Full Description

The Devil's gonna take you for a rough ride in the back of the old pickup truck down the muddy back roads behind the juke joints of the deep, deep south. Find yourself a big fat jellyroll, let its contents dribble down your chin all dirty-like, and take a deep listen to these 12 tracks on In Your Lonesome Town. These vibrant songs will take you back to a place where men were hot for their women, women were hot for their men, where rickety run-down back porches were oh-so alive with spirit and song, good company, and ample quantities of BBQ and booze.

Unlike their pretty-boy indierock counterparts that saturate the music scene with their rented tour buses loaded with Marshall stacks and Midi sequencers, the Devil doesn't need the fancy-shmancy trinkets and crutches the others use to overcompensate for their, well, lack of musical luster. These guys are the real deal--the raw, rootsy, gutsy highlights of the best stuff that came out of the early rural Americana blues ensemble works, the stuff that inspired bands like Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top to get busy workin' it out. They want to both tempt and fix your sick soul, they want you to drink tons of booze and they wanna see blisters on your feet from excessive stomping.

On In Your Lonesome Town, the Devil hits the country blues hard.  Some less obscure (but with DIAW, that's ALWAYS a matter of degree) like Sonny Terry ("A Long Way From Home"), Charlie Patton ("Shake It and Break It") as well as a couple from the REAL deep catalog of Casey Bill Weldon ("You Just Well To Let Her Go" and "Has My Gal Been By Here.")  They get their gospel on with the Mavis Staples' goodie "I'll Be Rested," keep their Big Bill Broonzy jag going with "When I'm Drinkin'" and even conjure a show stopper out of the otherwise bloated and mystical Led Zeppelin tune "Bron-y-Aur Stomp."  Dang, now that's some range.

CHOICE CUTS:

Long Way From Home
Shake it and Break It
Bon-Y-Aur Stomp
I'll Be Rested

 

 

Short Description
  • The band's mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and ragtime is so thick and genuine that it gives off its own smell---a rich blend of oak, leather and kerosene. If you haven't started banging along on a piece of crockery within the space of

    — Splendid E-Zine
  • Devil in a Woodpile sacrifice nothing. The feeling is there, the soul is overflowing and the instrumentation gets the job done with utmost style and flair.

    — Rockpile
  • It's hard to refrain from smiling when a group as talented as Devil in a Woodpile plies its trade. In that regard, In Your Lonesome Town is as fitting a tribute to American roots music as any present day extrapolation.

    — Musicbox

Track List

  • 1. A Long Way From Home
  • 2. Shake It and Break It
  • 3. Until My Love Comes Down
  • 4. Bron-y-aur Stomp-----that's right, the Zep, baby
  • 5. Has My Gal Been Here?
  • 6. Beer Ticket Rag
  • 7. You Just Well to Let Her Go
  • 8. Louisiana Fairytale
  • 9. Stovepipe Blues/Greenville Strut
  • 10. So Sweet
  • 11. I'll Be Rested
  • 12. When I'm Drinkin'

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