Go Down to the Well
Tim Laborie calls this style of music "new folk, old country." As he explains it: "These songs are in the story telling tradition of acoustic folk music and capture the feel of a classic old country song." There are songs about four deaths on this album; two stabbings, a suicide, and a lament for a friend. The mystery and confusion of human relationships make up the rest. The lyrics and melodies are are carefully crafted and blanced; the instrumentation used to contribute to the feel of the work. In 2000 the song "Two Moons" was selected as a "Future Charter" by Songwriter's Monthly. In addition to songwriting and vocalist credits, Tim is a multi-instrumentalist contributing guitar, banjo, and harmonicas to the recordings on the disc. He is accompanied by: Joel Hanna - dobro and guitar; Chuck McCann - mandolin; Jeff Crewe - electric bass. Tim Laborie started singing and writing songs when he bought his first guitar in a pawn shop in the early 1960's. He was drawn to the accessibility of the music of the folk revival, the music documented by Alan Lomax and reinvented by Bob Dylan. The roots of his music are in early folk and blues, bluegrass, and old time country .