Mountain Roads & City Streets: Vinyl LPNUM1262lp-C2
Label: Numero Records
Release Date: 27th January
Rockin'-N-A-Shuffling and even some funk'in cosmic American music, get us plugged into those mountains with that electric rural 70s. Pedal steel, flute, the sweetest picked guitar and a humble warm friendly West Coast voice that sounds like its door is always open with a drink to warm the bones and hearts.
For those who dig: Michael Chapman, Michael Hurley, Jeff Cowell, Tim Hardin, Cat Stevens, Jim Sullivan, Jim Ford...
Cosmic American Music from the far flung reaches of rural Oregon. Issued in 1979 on Allan Wachs’ own True Vine imprint, Mountain Roads and City Streets gathers a decade of songs written while hitchhiking up and down the west coast. Screeching pedal steel, lilting flute, and tingly dulcimer are peppered throughout Wachs’ tales of brief affairs, invisible dogs, and getting lost in a changing America.