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BILL MALLONEE & THE BIG SKY RAMBLERS - WINNOWING (CD, 2014)

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BILL MALLONEE & THE BIG SKY RAMBLERS - WINNOWING (CD, 2014)

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10 tracks

I've mentioned that Winnowing is an Autumn record. From the opener, "Dover Beach" to the real closer "Now You Know" it's something of a study in all that Autumn means to me. I wonder if it means something similar to all of our spirits. Things retire; nature goes dormant. Maybe the very essence of Hope is like that. It sleeps, for a spell, with the expectation that it'll return. Maybe in a different form. Who knows? That's the hope anyway. They say it springs eternal. I like that idea. Hope returning with a vibrancy that only the years of wisdom and "world-worn-ness" could imbue them with... I think I've found a certain suppleness in my voice over the years that was never present in the early work. Maybe now it's because i mostly sing alone (as opposed to with a band) and it fosters being in touch with the nuance of phrasing. Anyway... Melancholy, Longing, Fear, Darkness. You know, the landscapes of the reality behind the one we live in most of the time. I rarely heard anyone speak of these things as a kid. It was a subject all hush-hush if broached... Bill Mallonee