The Long Draw - available now on Glitterhouse Records and at my own Shop.
Terry Lee Hale’s new album The Long Draw is here! An album of short stories, it’s like Raymond Carver’s “Short Cuts” but framed with music. A travelogue filled with the vagaries of American lives. This is not typical Americana fare though. These songs are strong and deep where our resources lay. Simple production and arrangements only point vaguely towards traditions or style. There is no detracting from the clear, unrelenting drama of the albums 8 songs and their characters. Stories of America written by an American who no longer lives there. This records is not: 45 minutes of feedback, inane repetitive choruses, gauze tissued, a reason to stay in bed or not go to work. The Long Draw is all about songs. Stories. A songwriter and a vision shaped by a life of travel, adventure, wandering and searching. A journey not ended.
Check out the shows page, German dates announced - mostly with The Long Draw Band - plus a Prague gig.
I am selling my Larrivee 12 string guitar. I've upgraded to a Froggy Bottom 12 and I don't need 2. Click HERE for pictures and more informations.
Finally the Terry Lee Hale webstore is up and running. Click on the the Shop button above and it will take you directly to our site. I've added a The Blue Room (digital and CD), Frontier Model (digital), Wilderness Years (digital), the Tunnel Tree limited edition single and all the various formats for The Long Draw (digital, CD and LP). All prices include shipping. We have a company that handles all the money transactions and whatever denomintion you want to use. We don't have your credit card information here and don't even see it. We DO handle the mailing though and we're pretty fast in getting them posted right away. Check it out when you have time. Buying my music in this way is a great way to show your support and much apprecaited.
If you are anywhere nearby Hannover, Germay on December 7th you should consider attending the Blue Rose Records Christmas Party. Blue Rose Records. Hardpan wll be rearing it's tequilla soaked head once again at Blues Garage. Formed by Joseph Parsons, Todd Thibaud, Chris Burroughs and myself back in 2001 we made one recording for Blue Rose Records, did one European tour, released a 'live' CD and then fizzled out. Blue Rose label boss Edgar Heckman's kind invitation to be part of this years infamous Christmas celebration was just too generous to pass up. So we will be dragging our crusty selves onstage with Jim the Box one more time and look out below! Fellow stage hogs, innebriates and scroundrels will be The Wynntown Marshals, Ad Vanderveen & The O'Neils and Shurman. Get your tickets early because this will sell out.
The Long Draw sessions band and producer: Nicolas Chelly, Bob Coke, TLH, Frantxoa Erreçarret.