small towns ; big lives

by Olds Sleeper

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about

i recorded this album at home, in different rooms and settings, whenever the mood hit. IF you download the album, you will also get a free bonus EP. Hidden things and ideas.

Most of these songs are some truth blended with some fiction. Creative non-fiction of sorts.

I grew up in a small town. Not a single red light in the whole town...a few stop signs.. ...lots of cornfields and dirt roads, small rivers and places to get away. On back country roads at night, driving under moonlight alone, it is easy to feel like your life is somehow broadcast large across the landscape.

this is lofi country and folk. ( Hiss, crackle and strum.)
i am going for a mood more than technique. I grew up listening to LPs and lots of cassettes that were handed to me-- My grandfather made a lot of tapes of bluegrass radio--- a small station out of West Virginia. I have those tapes in my basement and i put them on when i am working on something down there. ANd so the sound i make has a bit of that in it. Erratic bootlegs .

I sincerely thank you for taking time to listen to the album and reading this.

I had a lot of fun working on these songs and it has helped me get through --- A way of making sense of my small occupation of this huge universe.

The music is free-- i only ask that if you dig it, share it.

live fiercely,
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credits

released June 17, 2017

cover photo, -- c. 2017 , -- olds
guitar, banjo, minstrel banjo, mandolin, resonator guitar, ukelele-
"early june" is dedicated to guy clark. RIP

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Olds Sleeper Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Olds Sleeper makes all his music in Pennyslvania. He also records as Jellyspine Jenkins, keep it lofi.

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