Kip Loui​-​-​The Hill Recordings With JJ Loui (2016)

by Kip Loui

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Shortly before the birth of my son in 2013, I went into producer David Toretta's home studio in The Hill neighborhood of St Louis with a small group of friends to make some quick recordings of mostly original songs. Two more sessions took place in the months immediately following Max's arrival. The band consisted of Mark Spencer (Son Volt, Jay Farrar, Blood Oranges, Laura Cantrell etc.) on electric lead guitar; Richard Tralles on upright bass; Spencer Marquart on a single snare drum; and myself on acoustic rhythm guitar and vocals.

From the CD liner notes: 'These songs were essentially demos...time and budget constraints prompted a decision to record live in the studio with virtually no overdubs--only the harmony vocals and JJ's harmonica were added post-production. After hearing the sessions some three years later, I chose to resist the temptation of adding additional layers to the songs, and they're presented here in their original form. Four of the songs--"Ruby Red", "Get Up, Get Busy", "Here Now" and "Equal Measures--were previously recorded with other bands. The rest of the material is new with the exception of "Sitting Alone In The Moonlight", which is an old Bill Monroe tune JJ and I have played together for years. The bonus track is a remix of "Get Up, Get Busy" and features overdubs added by Mark Spencer at his home studio in NYC. My very sincere thanks to the musicians on this record and David Toretta, who captured the music simply and directly'. --Kip Loui, July 2016.

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released August 3, 2016

Kip Loui: acoustic rhythm guitar, lead & harmony vocals
JJ Loui: harmony vocals, harmonica
Mark Spencer: electric lead guitar
Richard Tralles: upright bass
Spencer Marquart: snare drum

All songs by Kip Loui except "Sitting Alone In The Moonlight" (Monroe)

Recorded by David Toretta in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Kip Loui St. Louis, Missouri

Kip Loui has been making music for a long time, mostly in his hometown of St Louis, Missouri. He is a musician by vocation and a high school English teacher. Kip is a co-founder of the annual Twangfest music festival in St Louis; a former morning DJ on St. Louis radio station KDHX 88.1 FM; and an original member of Diesel Island, a classic country band fronted by Brian Henneman (Bottle Rockets). ... more

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