Stories from the Silver Moon Café, originally released in 2000, was the second album of original songs issued by Mountain Retreat. Also very much in Newbury’s in characteristic, understated, sensitive style and recorded with the same Nashville players, alongside twelve previously-unreleased Newbury originals, the album features a new recording of Newbury’s classic “Why You Been Gone So Long”.
The song originally appeared on 1973’s Heaven Help The Child and has been covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Jessi Colter and David Allan Coe, among others. Of the new songs, Susan Newbury, Mickey’s wife for over forty years, considers “A Storm Is Comin’” to be one of his finest: “the song he wrote when he realised he was dying."
1. The Silver Moon Cafe
2. Lie To Me Darlin'
3. It Makes Me So Sad
4. Some Memories Are Better Left Alone
5. Down N' Dirty
6. Why You Been Gone So Long
7. Ain't No Blues Today
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Oh Mama
10. Dancing Shadows
11. Twenty Years And Sweet Dreams Ago
12. A Storm Is Comin'
13. A Father's Prayer
Entrance Records & Tapes
Release Date: 05/02/2021
What if Rimbaud met Roy Orbison, on acid in a room full of synthesizers, after a late night wander through the haunted streets of New Orleans? Is getting lost the only way to ever be found? At what point does the hero’s journey become a fool’s errand?
Nearly two decades into a lifer’s voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee, poses these and other conundrums on his dramatic new album, Postcards From The Edge (Entrance Records).
Recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with former Sonic Ranch engineer and producer, Enrique Tena Padilla (Oh Sees, Wand), and featuring appearances from singers Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James of The Entrance Band,
Postcards From The Edge is electrified by the spirit of sonic experimentation, and the fervent desire to chart a map into unknown territory. Across the record’s seven tracks, Blakeslee’s questing lyrics teem with stormy emotion, his plaintive voice finding succor in richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes, always on the verge of collapse.
Release Date: 04/12/2020
“Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave Draper