Blind Brand X ‎– Black Dog Blues

Empty Square Records ‎– ESR 002
CD, Album, Limited Edition



"Worst day of my life when that dog died" signed the old man as he slowly and hesitantly reached out with gnarled and calloused fingers to grasp the ancient, weather beaten guitar that lay at his side. Strumming its rusty, untuned strings, the old man pondered an errantly languorous chord and wondered where the past and his dreams had gone. But then ... with a sign of relief he remembered ... the past and his dreams were right there with him ... ensconced in those rusty, untuned strings ... ready to bust loose like some crazy old buckdancing hillbilly juiced up on backwoods Kentucky moonshine and snake venom. The old man then joyously reveled ... in his dreams, his music, and his memories of a happy, old black dog ..."

All music written and/or arranged by Blind Brand X and Dixie Camille Lula Patton except where indicated.

Birdbrain of Wonder Mountain ... written by Ragtime Ralph in 1970 and played for Leo Kottke when Ralph opened for Leo at the Soft Rock Café, Vancouver, B.C., back in the early 1980s.

Photos and design: Blind Brand X

*Moments captured live (nerves, warts, sweat and all!) by Oliver Conway at the Yale Hotel and Aero Studios, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, September 16 and October 2, 2008"