New Year's Poem

by Olds Sleeper

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A Darren Brown Cigarbox Guitar was used on "delusional" and "i fell down"
his guitars can be found

Casey Weber's photo inspired "Bigsky/flatland",

Rachael Resist inspired the idea for "aint my home"

William Shakespeare, lyrics for "tomorrow" from Macbeth, act V, sc V

"worried man blues" is a traditional folk song of unknown origin.

recorded fall/winter 2011 . lancaster, PA
thanks for listening.

"I get the impression that Olds Sleeper’s kind of truth is the truth of experience; the physically apprehended truth of the body; the truth of sincerity, rather than the truth of argument. The truth of ramming a guitar’s signal through a cable so hard that it starts to bleed, rather than the truth of a ‘fidelity’ that denies the cable even exists; because it’s the ‘cable’, the mediating factors, that keep the lost and wounded characters in these songs in isolation from one another, even as it offers their only hope of connection, and the distortion we hear so liberally applied throughout New Year’s Poem is the ragged edge of their pain. I have rarely heard music that so economically and powerfully enacts a view of the world, and though it is a bleak one, it is not an unrealistic one, and it is not without its compensations. I’m raising a toast to the man who made these songs, although unlike one of his characters, I won’t be drinking it from shotgun shells."- Oliver Arditi, - New Years Poem, review

"Not the type of artist that will be making an appearance on the next Gossip Girl, but that is just another reason to dig your teeth into it. It’s dirty, got guts, dusty jeans and includes a heart of gold on the inside "

-SLowcoustic music- 1/10/10

"Gravel, grit, sweat and spit. Twang, mash, distortion and bash. Meet Olds Sleeper." -

FOLktowne, 2010

"It is said the systemically-morose life the modern American male leads is one of quiet desperation. Olds gives that quiet desperation a voice, and a vehicle in I Will Follow You To Jail. Towns and women, and unresolvable circumstances and sins paint a bitingly authentic picture of a man at wit’s end. It is a soundtrack for the American anti-hero, making you fall in love with the villain, cheer on bad male middle-aged behavior, and see the beauty in otherwise ugly things. . . . . and then Olds plays a bad ass banjo instrumental"-- Saving Country Music

"Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Olds Sleeper has worked long and hard over the years to cultivate a most unusual soundscape of experimental and rustic folk, old soul Americana, and lo-fi minimalist roots."- James Carlson, and Indie Examiner


released January 12, 2012


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Olds Sleeper Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Olds Sleeper makesall his
music at home,
in quiet places-- alone.

He likes
to play small, intimate shows

He also
records as Jellyspine Jenkins,

keep it lofi. keep it honest.
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