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The Outwoods emerge from the studio

Back from the warm embrace of Yellowbean Studios, with ‘Wild’ Jez Burns at the controls… The OCR have got 7 absolutely original songs in the can for the forthcoming long player.

For some SONG SAMPLES, click HERE

First up is ‘Broken Arrow’, at breakneck speed 2badjim tells you everything is pointless except the arrow, you can draw your own conclusions… featuring Gun For Hire Tris ‘Iron Horse’ Hooley on gob harp…

Next is ‘Bean Town’, oom pah, oom pah… it’s a geographically unsound tour of 2bad’s alter-hometown… listen in for the rattle of Filthy Paling’s fretless bass…

Then ‘Charlemagne’ gets it in the neck, but I don’t want to spoil the ending, I’m sure I remember hearing this story on the way to Canterbury… Slim Williams and Filthy do amazing stuff with the top and bottom backing vokes and Slim delivers a masterclass in fiddle minimalism…

‘Old Crow Joe’ is a song about depression, but in a fun way… hello to the slide guitar, plugged into an old fuzz pedal… watch out for the intro it might cause distress…

Now we slow it down for ‘Birds’, a lager saga or ‘how not to behave in a hotel in Clifton’… it wobbles, it lurches, but it’s SUPPOSED to, no really… lap steel effects give this one a country feel…

‘Ramblin’ Rose’ has a gardening theme and a shaky list of places 2badjim thinks he might remember he’s been… twinkling along in the background Slim takes up the tee fer (Cajun Triangle)… Hooley is back for his second time in the session…

And the set finishes with the epic story of Bill Doolin told through ‘Indian Territory’… this is epic ice-pick telecaster territory, and that intro sounds just like it could be in a Sergio Leone western, oh it IS in a Sergio Leone western…

Provisionally titled ‘Wild Life’ the OCR album will be completed with a few songs from the live party, showcasing the North Mississippi Hill Country blues side of the band. It’s set for release in January, we’ll keep you posted here at OCR news…

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