"Folk Songs of the American Longhair" is the debut album from Lafayette, Louisiana’s BROTHER DEGE. The album was originally issued on CD and digital formats back in 2010. On July 10, 2015, Magic Bullet Records is proud to finally bring the critically-acclaimed album on vinyl format for the very first time to listeners worldwide.
A true child of the swamp, BROTHER DEGE (aka Dege Legg) has summoned the exalted ghosts of pre-war Southern Blues and channeled their haunted spirit into a fresh Mekong-Delta-blues-by-way-of-Louisiana take on the music that was omnipresent since birth. "Folk Songs of the American Longhair" is a pure, unadulterated slide and dobro album captured painstakingly in the sheds, ancient houses, and open fields of the bayou by four-time Grammy winning producer Tony Daigle (Dr. John, Gatemouth Brown, Bobby Charles, Sonny Landreth, etc.). In spite of minimal arrangements (one mic on his voice, one mic on the dobro, one mic on his foot stomping), the album ends up feeling like an extra-sensory sonic séance akin to “Son House meets Leonard Cohen… raw dirt, railroad pounding, swamp-fried” (Classic Rock Magazine).
Spanning 10 tracks in total, the album grabbed everyone from Quentin Tarantino (who featured “Too Old to Die Young” in his 2012 film and soundtrack “Django Unchained”) to The Discovery Network’s “Deadliest Catch” franchise (who featured “Hard Row to Hoe” as 2010’s theme music to “After the Catch” with Mike Rowe). This album has already been played and heard everywhere around the world, now finally finding its truly rightful place on the shelves of vinyl collections everywhere.
releases 10 July 2015
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