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Ralph White and Steve Marsh "Two Distinguished Gentlemen"

$7.00 / On Sale

A slice of New Weird America, "Two Distinguished Gentlemen," rooted in folk & blues, steeped in psychedelia (including an entrancing take on King Crimson's "I Talk To The Wind"), is the electroacoustic melding of two of Austin's long-time idiosyncratic musicians, Ralph White (Bad Livers) and Steve Marsh (Evil Triplet; Terminal Mind; Radarcave). 21st-century troubadours, Ralph and Steve cycle through heartbreak, loss, protest and spiritual renewal.

FFO/RIYL: The Incredible String Band; Holy Modal Rounders; John Fahey; Richard Youngs; Nathan Bowles; Vibracathedral Orchestra; The Black Twig Pickers

Ralph White — voice, fiddle, fretless banjo, fretless guitar, kalimbas, accordion
Steve Marsh — voice, electric 2x4, electronics, treatments, theremin, foot stomps

Produced by Steve Marsh and Ralph White
Recorded and mixed by Rob Halverson at Halversonics Recording (Austin TX)
Mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio (Austin TX)

"Gun Barrel Polka," "Spin Cycle," "Ledge," "Bouldin Oaks Blues" by Ralph White (End Of The Tar Music: BMI)
"Zen Dog," "Snakebird Messenger" by Steve Marsh (Abstract Concrete Music: BMI)
"Over The Ledge" by Ralph White and Steve Marsh (End Of The Tar/Abstract Concrete)
"Little Birdy" by traditional, arranged by Ralph White and Steve Marsh (End Of The Tar/Abstract Concrete)
"I Talk To The Wind" by Peter Sinfield, Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Michael Giles, Greg Lake (courtesy of E.G. Music)

photo by Richard Lynn
album design by Steve Marsh

release date: Friday, 23 February 2018

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