Lonesome Wyatt has been making the most creepily weird country music for the last decade or so, with several projects always in motion. My first experience with his unique take on country and western music came from his band, Those Poor Bastards, a duo who has released several albums full of strangeness and desperation.
His other band, Lonesome Wyatt and the Holy Spooks, recently released a great album called Heartsick, and a collection of early recordings called Moldy Basement Tapes. I saw a recent announcement on his Facebook page, that they will have another new album coming out this spring, called Ghost Ballads!
Of course, the best thing he ever did, in my opinion, was to team up with the great Rachel Brooke for a haunting album full of heartbreaking tunes, called A Bitter Harvest.
I had the good fortune to catch this duo live a few years back in a shitty little bar in Flori-duh, and even had the chance to shake their hands and tell them thanks for existing.
It was a great show, and I would love to see more collaborations between these two in the future!
(PS They did an incredible version of Nick Cave’s classic “Where The Wild Roses Grow”, that I would gladly kill to hear again!)
For more info on this book, and many of the releases mentioned here, be sure and visit the official store here, where many of these albums are available for sale on vinyl, CD, and even cassette!
Check them out, freaks!