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Artist: Eden & John's East River String Band
Title: Drunken Barrel House Blues
Format: LP Opaque Blue 150 Gram Vinyl
Catalog Number:1003
Barcode:736211271976 itemnumber=1000121920
Price: $42.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BLUES
Release Date: 10/11/2017
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Country Blues, Old-Time 

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Promotional Info
There's something both admirable and odd about trying to faithfully recreate music made in the early part of the 20th century. There are many currently doing it, but those who do it best somehow accentuate the timeless themes of the music, rather than treat it with undo reverence. NYC duo Eden Brower and John Heneghan do precisely that, and this third album is another pleasant collection of cherished old time tunes. As a dedicated old time archivist, Heneghan certainly knows his stuff, and none of the duo's choices on Drunken Barrel House Blues can be faulted. However, Eden and John clearly don't make music for misanthropic record collectors. Their vocals rarely approach the passion that the original recordings possess, but Heneghan is a more than accomplished guitarist, and the overall energy of the performances will appeal to those with no affinity for scratchy 78s. By Jason Schneider Published Feb 01, 2010 Exclaim Magazine

Eden & John's East River String Band are and Old-Time music group from New York City. Founding members Eden Brower & John Heneghan play Old-Time & Country Blues music in the style of the 1920's. Drunken Barrel House Blues features Carolina Chocolate Drop Grammy winner Dom Flemons, Eli Smith of The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen and Pat Conte of Otis Brothers. It also features an unbelievably beautiful cover by Underground Comic/Old-Time music legend Robert Crumb (Cheap Suit Serenaders/ Fritz The Cat).

Track Listing
Side One:

[3:32 Drunken Barrel House Blues

[3:40] The Rain Don't Fall On Me

[2:58] Johnson Boys

[3:02] The Fate Of Talmadge Osborne

[3:35] Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues

[3:32 Last Kind Words Blues

Side Two:

[3:14] Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight

[2:43] I Wish I Were A Mole In The Ground

[3:16] Yellow Bee

[3:27] Too Tight Blues

[3:18] Corrina Blues

[3:03] Devilish Mary

[3:21] The Spasm

Performers on this Album
John Heneghan: guitar, vocals
Eden Brower: ukulele, vocals
Dom Flemons: banjo [3,7,8,10,12,13]
Eli Smith: banjo [3,8,12]
Pat Conte: banjo [3,8,12]
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: LP         
Release Channel Configuration: Mono Channel(s)
Release Bit Depth: 24 Bits
Release Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Release Encoding: Digital
Vinyl Weight: 150 grams
Vinyl Color: Opaque Blue
Initial Recording Mic Setup: Mono
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