Orphans & Relics
Top 100 Contemporary Folk Album of 2014
Still Burning is Nelson's 2012 release. American roots music is the framework and reference point for all the songs. And love—good, bad, new and old—is the common theme.
The album was recorded at Michael Thomas Connolly's Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, on analog tape, with mostly ensemble playing and minimal overdubbing. It's thick, dark, vintage—and sounds like real musicians playing real instruments in a real space.
Reviews have been great ("...it's poetic, it's melodic, it's timeless," wrote Jean-Jaques Corrio in Le Cri du Coyote). But listen for yourself, get on the mailing list, and buy the album!
Digital download of individual tracks or the album is available through Bandcamp. A variety of digital formats can be selected at checkout.