Pony Bradshaw - Thus Spoke the Fool [Indie exclusive - In The Cinnamon Glow - Orange Splatter LP] | RECORD STORE DAY
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DISC: 1

1. Ginseng Daddy
2. Viva Appalachia!
3. The Long Man
4. By Jeremiahís Vision
5. Housebroke
6. Going to Water
7. Young Eudora
8. In the Cinnamon Glow
9. Hiwassee Lament
10. Rebel

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Prolific wordsmith Pony Bradshaw arrives safely in the arms of vernacular yet again with his newest offering 'Thus Spoke The Fool' - an album full to the brim of well-crafted storytelling and spilling over with his signature emotive sound. Bradshaw brings true meaning to the roots genre with the lines he pens for this new record.

Similar to his previous two offerings, the tracks on Thus Spoke the Fool feel less like songs you hear, and more like places you go, odes to the land and language of Appalachia, lyrical topographies paying faithful homage to the region where Bradshaw put down roots nearly two decades ago. The songs are lush with mountain laurel and tobacco leaves, taking listeners to mill towns, and American Legions, and Mineral Bluff. Theyíre flushed with the flood of the Coosa and Hiawassee Rivers, tense with the tenor of a buck dancerís tapping feet. Recorded in part in the sanctuary of an old church outside of Athens, Georgia, "Thus Spoke the Fool" is a taut,10-song collection, and the third and final installment in a trilogy that began with 2021ís critically lauded "Calico Jim." What began as a bluegrass record alchemized during recording sessions in Nashville to create a more hybrid, textured sound, heavy on fiddle and pedal steel. Beyond any strict genre classifications, however, itís mountain music that bears witness to a maligned and misunderstood region by a songwriter forever contending with the notion of what it means to call a place home.