The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk

The twelve songs feature trumpet, saxophone, banjo, pedal steel, harmonica, violin, upright piano, organ, whistles, congas, handclaps, electric and acoustic guitars, tambourine, cowbell and guest performances by Brian Holwerda and Jeffrey Lee Hawthorne of Blackout Party, John Meeks, Nena Anderson, Ben Simonetti, Ian Tordella, Rafael Salmon, Brady Alvarez, and members of the MLK Community Gospel Choir.

"We spent the summer recording at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego," says LaMonaca, "and we worked very hard to make an honest record; to focus on the songs and to give them breath and blood." The release is designed to resemble an old dime novel, circa the 1860s, featuring a multi-panel booklet and other surprises.

Guest players:

Brian Holwerda- guitar, vocals on Fool’s Errand

The Hoth- congas, percussion on Other Side Of The World

John Meeks- trumpet on Well Has Run Dry; vocals on Fool’s Errand

Joanie Mendenhall- vocals on Fool’s Errand

The Big Sombrero- vocals on Fool’s Errand

Nena Anderson- vocals on Don’t Wanna Talk To Me

Ben Simonetti- trumpet; acoustic bass on The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk

Scott Collins- congas on Shoot The Messenger

Ian Tordella- saxophone

Brady Alvarez- banjo

Rafael Salmon- organ; piano on Don’t Wanna Talk To Me and Other Side Of The World

Arabella Harrison- vocals on If You Call

Members of The MLK Community Gospel Choir: Mia Garrett, Derrick Gilliam, Sarah Hurd-Sullivan and featuring Arnessa Rickett - vocals on Wildcat


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