Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Weekly Whitley

This week's contribution is Scrapyard Lullaby, a pretty song from a pretty album - Dirt Floor:

As you listen: Dirt Floor was Chris's first album on indy label Messenger, and was recorded in a barn, in one day, with a single microphone. The basic production value meant it probably most closely resembled his typical live performances - just him and a guitar. Although, when he would play songs live they had a more raw feel where in this studio recording they are sweet and gentle.

I have no way of knowing for sure, but I believe the footage of Chris singing in this video was taken during rehearsals for the recording of Dirt Floor. At least, he appears to be wearing a wife-beater and sitting next to a pork pie hat, both of which he wore for the cover photo. I would be shocked to learn the photo wasn't taken the same day as the album was recorded.

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