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by Michael Cerveris

Released on Low Heat Records. Recorded, mixed and produced by Mark Bingham at Piety Street Studios, New Orleans, mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow, Denver

Michael Cerveris has shared stages with artists as varied as Pete Townshend, Frank Black, The Breeders, and Teenage Fanclub and was guitarist on Bob Mould's 1998 Last Dog And Pony Show tour of the US and UK. Raised in West Virginia, Cerveris returns here to his southern roots as singer and songwriter with this acoustic based, folk influenced album recorded in New Orleans with a host of beloved local artists and friends. Lush string arrangements expand these songs reminiscent of classic 70s songwriters--Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, a southern Harry Nilsson, or Nick Drake with a dash of Van Dyke Parks--combined with echoes of more modern classic writers like Elliott Smith. In his day job, Cerveris is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway actor and star of The Good Wife, Fringe and Treme.

featuring a host of New Orleans musicians, including Paul Sanchez, Anders Osborne, Mia Borders, Alex McMurray, Rod Hodges (the Iguanas), Sam and Jack Craft (Sweet Crude), Helen Gillet, Shamarr Allen and Linzay Young (Red Stick Ramblers) along with Kimberly Kaye and Kendall Meade (Mascott) with a very special appearance by Steve Gleason

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"The breathtaking product reminds me of classic recordings by Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake, dreamscapes illuminated by whispered accompaniment from fallen angels in a choir of lost hope and defiant acceptance."

John Swenson, OffBeat Magazine

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