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"Waking Up in Traffic conveys the kind of yearning and searching that made Jackson Browne's early work so compelling."

OPTION Magazine
"This is perfect folk music. Lillie opens up his soul for the world to see and what you see is a melancholy sadness, one long sigh and a sense of realness that can't be faked."
Alan Goldsmith - Agenda Magazine, September, 1995


Twelve original, emotionally intense and imagistic songs about the ups and downs of an honestly lived life.  The instrumentation is spare- mostly finger-picked acoustic guitar with touches of fiddle, mandolin, and pennywhistle, leaving the songs and Brian's grainy, unadorned voice to do the talking.

This here inaugural collection of pesky little devils was recorded and mixed over a bunch of Thursdays and Sundays by the esteemed JOSEPH LEMMER at Channel Z's specially designed "Cluttered Living Room Re-Creation Studio", Ann Arbor, MI

Brian Lillie
1995


The Songs

kalamazoo

how much can i love?

starvish

just a mile away

stars
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fountain street

alone

sky

goodbye 27

bats in my bluebird house

red room

prayer of St. Francis

"Stars" is for Cynthia.


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The swell folks who played on it include:

Rich
Griffith

Acoustic Bass, harmony on "Alone".

K.c. "Penny"
Groves

Pennywhistle, harmony on "Bats".

Colby
Maddox

Fiddle and mandolin.

John
Koupal

Rockin' dumbek action.

Chris
Moore

Flute, tambourine, harmony on "Sky" and "St. Francis".

Katie
Kirkpatrick

Harmony on "Fountain Street".

Al
Smith

Harmony on "Stars" and "Goodbye 27", weird slide guitar.

Stefan
Ornamarson

Cello.

Brian
Smith

Piano, cello arrangement on "Fountain Street".

Brian
Lillie

Vocals, guitars, harmonica.


Produced by BPI

 Photos by Alanson Graphics by Al

 Songs written by Brian Lillie, except
"Alone" by Dave Goyer/Brian Lillie
"Red Room" by Greg Hillegas/Brian Lillie All Songs Copyright 1995 Chimp Hammer Family Champion

 Special thanks to all the very cool people who gave of their time, talent, financial support, and love to help see this project through. Double special thanks to Ian MacGregor and his boys, The Black Virgins of Europe, and to my teacher.

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