Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke - A Bitter Harvest (2009)

2009 - A Bitter Harvest

Track Listing:

1. This Painful Summer
2. Poor Desperate Fools
3. Scars
4. Someday I’ll Fall
5. Crippled Farms
6. Only the Booze
7. Darkness
8. Never Forget (These Nightmares Are Mine)
9. Empty House
10. Give Up And Die

Those Poor Bastards' singer Lonesome Wyatt teams up with Rachel Brooke for ten songs of woe and unrelenting despair.  This is more along the lines of the album Sabella that I posted a couple of days ago.  

Here's what SCM has to say about Rachel Brooke:

  “Like so many of us, Rachel Brooke was born in the wrong time. Her classic style, and her simple and poetic songs fit much more snugly in an oval picture frame of tarnished metal and smoky glass than on CMT or Clear Channel pop country. She might be from Michigan, but this girl must have been touched with the songs and sentiments of the southlands and the weary West at birth.
The Rachel Brooke brand of old school country soul is true, and doesn't even give a hint of fake, stereotyped molding to fit a style or genre that happens to be hip at the time. It flows out of her as true and vital as breath. In other words, this girl is the REAL DEAL!
Her songs have that capacity to take you somewhere you haven't been for many many years, or to take you somewhere you want to be: in the depths of drunkenness and depression, or back home where all was right. Then she feeds it all through the effects of a warped record or an fuzzy AM radio to erase any tinges left behind by this modern antiseptic world with its polished existence, because the songs are not meant for this modern world or the people who dwell in it. They are meant for YOU,..the wayward soul rambling down the Lost Highway."

And here's what Mr. Wyatt has to say:

"Rachel's songs will reach down your throat and beat your poor dead heart black and blue. She's a thing of wonder to behold." -Lonesome Wyatt, Those Poor Bastards

I love this album.  Do yourself a favor and....



  1. Thanks millions!!

  2. I heard the song 'Empty House' the other day and it's been stuck in my head since. Pleasantly depressing.


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