Seasonal Hire is the new collaborative album between Steve Gunn and The Black Twig Pickers. The album was recorded live and features four original tunes and one traditional piece. Gunn’s profile has been rising steadily, especially since the release of Way Out Weather (via Paradise of Bachelors), his most expansive’ offering to date.
Amongst the members of The Black Twig Pickers is Nathan Bowles who also plays as an ensemble player for Gunn. Bowles also recently released Nansemond, an equally inventive album that we reviewed here. Together they all make a formidable combo pushing the boundaries of American folk music today. Take a listen to Trailways Ramble below:
01. Dive For The Pearl
02. Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
03. Cardinal 51
04. Trailways Ramble
05. Seasonal Hire
Released February 24th via Thrill Jockey
LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with an artworked inner sleeve and download coupon. The first 500 LPs are pressed on limited translucent yellow vinyl
It is hoped they’ll be able to make some time during 2015 for some collaborative tour dates.
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