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Call the Captain

by Western Centuries

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As our culture grows increasingly isolated and selfish, Seattle-based roots group Western Centuries believes that the way forward is better together. 'Call the Captain,' the band's third full-length record, is a cosmic, genre-melding testament to the power of collaboration and humility. Teaming up again with Band of Horses veteran and GRAMMY-nominated producer Bill Reynolds, 'Call the Captain is rife with topical songwriting, deftly woven into a crazy quilt of country, rock & roll, and classic R&B sounds. 'Call the Captain'’s twelve tracks delve into issues contemporary and timeless, be it the arrogance of the powerful, the search for purpose, or the ever-sorrowful pain of lost love. The band's three songwriters (Ethan Lawton, Jim Miller, and Cahalen Morrison) question dogmatic authority and institutional thought throughout, with both an earnest, introspective approach as well as brilliantly executed humor and satire. Similarly, the band's kaleidoscopic sonic choices make it nigh on impossible to pigeonhole the group, adding a subtle undercurrent of subversion to the country music establishment. The core makeup of the band (Lawton, Miller, Morrison, Nokosee Fields, and Thomas Bryan Eaton) are embellished with special guests along the way, including Americana legend Jim Lauderdale and former Stray Birds fiddler Oliver Bates Craven. Western Centuries will have you questioning your deepest assumptions, but don't be fooled: with 'Call the Captain,' you'll have a damn good time doing it.

credits

released April 3, 2020

Produced by Bill Reynolds and Thomas Bryan Eaton
Recorded and mixed by Bill Reynolds at Fleetwood Shack, Nashville TN
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle WA
Graphic Design by Dan MacDonald Studios
Cover Art by Ethan Lind

WESTERN CENTURIES are:

Ethan Lawton
Lead vocals (2, 5, 8, 11)
Harmony vocals (1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12)
Drums (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12)
Acoustic guitar (2, 5, 8, 11)
Electric guitar (2)

Cahalen Morrison
Lead vocals (3, 6, 9, 12)
Harmony vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Acoustic guitar (6, 8, 9, 12)
Electric guitar (1, 3, 4, 7, 10)
Drums (2, 5, 8, 11)
Electric bass (9)

Jim Miller
Lead vocals (1, 4, 7, 10)
Harmony vocals (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Electric guitar (2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Acoustic guitar (1, 4, 6, 7)

Nokosee Fields
Electric and upright basses (1—12)
Fiddle (5)

Thomas Bryan Eaton
Pedal steel (1—12)
Piano (5, 9)
Synthesizer (9)
Electric guitar (8)

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:

Oliver Bates Craven
Fiddle (1, 5, 6, 9, 11)

John Pahmer
Organ (2, 4, 8)
Wurlitzer (2, 12)
Piano (11)

Jim Lauderdale
Harmony vocals (4, 10)
Lead vocal (final verse, 10)

Tara Nevins
Tambourine (10, 11)

THANKS: Helen and Jim Lawton, Kathy and Dave Morrison, Gayle McKool, Jonathan and Cassie at Free Dirt, Brad, Chris, Val and Kerry at Mongrel Music, Mollie Farr, Mark Raudabaugh, Miss Tess, and Ali.

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Western Centuries Seattle, Washington

Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, Western Centuries strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. ... more

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