MP3 Nanker Tillis & Bronking Buckos - Song Spirit
A collection of country-rock songs about life and times in the U.S.A.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (66:11) !
Related styles: Country: Progressive Bluegrass, Folk: Folk-Rock, Mood: Patriotic
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Nanker Tillis is a former member of the band Eli Radish. He has written over 1800 songs to date, most delivered through the spiritual entity Song Spirit about places and events Nanker’s most likely never seen, nor experienced firsthand. Nanker gives the elusive entity all the credit for channeling the words and music he receives on an almost daily basis. Whether it’s a song about Native American injustice in The Black Hills of Dakota, or invoking the welcoming arms of a promised land in The Gates of Ellis, his songs capture times, places, and emotions as if Nanker himself suffered the pain of discrimination; or centuries ago got an immigrant’s first view of the Statue of Liberty. In reality, he’s a complex soul from simple West Virginia roots, but his words belie his mortal capabilities and experiences. Nanker often begs the Song Spirit to leave him alone, not understanding why he’s been chosen. But as the words and music continue flowing, he has no choice but to receive as they come instantaneously, day or night. Nanker obediently writes down the lyrics and captures the melodies on acoustic guitar or harmonica; and with a few trusted musician friends, puts them down in one-take recording sessions whenever he can. The sheer volume of this body of work is magical in scope.
Song Spirit was recorded at Suma Recording Studio and Big Baby Head Productions and was engineered by Paul Hamann, Mike Wey, and Al Globakar. It was produced by Wally Bryson and Nanker Tillis. Bronking Buckos musician line-up is: Nanker Tillis, lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica; Wally Bryson, Lead guitars, tambourine, vocals (lead vocals on Veteran and Gates of Ellis); Jack Freeman, Bass guitar; Tom Foster, Pedal Steel guitar; Ralph Kuta, Keyboards, vocals; Dave Alexy, Drums; Extra musicians on some tracks: Jesse Bryson. Guitars; Chuck Andrews, Bass, Al Globakar, Lead Guitar.