||The Girl Without Country|
||Angels In Her Eyes, Devil In Her Grin|
In early 2006 David Kraai hit the studio to record a follow-up to his 2004 album A Denim Fall. Equipped with some new instrumental skills (banjo, dulcimer, harmonica and mandolin) and a tight group of musicians who, individually, had already shared stages with Bruce Springsteen, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Little Feat, The B-52’s, Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Fugees and members of The Band, David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps, spent over a year recording their follow-up album, 2007’s high & lonesome. Joined by Jon Stern (of ska/funk legends Perfect Thyroid) on bass, Chris Ragucci on drums, Sean Powell on electric guitar and Marty Hodulick on pedal steel, David Kraai & The Saddle Tramps spent over a year recording their follow-up album, 2007’s high & lonesome. Showcasing the band’s ability to dole out both traditional and progressive, acoustic and electric, laid-back and upbeat, country and rock, it would earn them not only consistently solid reviews but slots on television and radio, headlining stages at festivals and be named the 79th album of the year by WNCW. In support of the album, David (both with and without The Saddle Tramps) would find himself gigging all over the country and at leading venues like The Knitting Factory and Eddie’s Attic, booked as part of a national tour honoring late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, performing as the backing band for Ian Dunlop (of Gram Parsons’ International Submarine Band), playing with legendary drummer N.D. Smart II (of Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris’ Fallen Angels, Mountain, Great Speckled Bird and The Remains), interviewed on Amsterdam radio by poet, activist and counterculture impresario John Sinclair, at Gram Parsons tributes in Florida, Georgia and New York City as well as on bills with Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ N’ Cryin’) and J.P. Bowersock (Ryan Adams’ Cardinals and guru to The Strokes).
Released: September, 2007
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