New EP Out Now! The Wood And The Spark

New EP Out Now! The Wood And The Spark

The Wood and the Spark

Jerry Oliver

This is the second in a two album collection of original songs recorded in three sessions in 2014 and 2015.
These performances were recorded totally solo in one take. Jerry O just the way you get him live. No overdubs, doubled vocals or editing tricks. Just a good room, nice mics and a talented engineer to capture Jerry, his guitar and a few pedals while he paints these stories of heritage, loss, inspiration and the big question of existence.
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  1. 1 Top Of The Hill 04:17 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Old Crow River 05:33 Info Buy
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  3. 3 The Wood and the Spark 03:54 Info Buy
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  4. 4 The Journey 04:03 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Out On The Edge Of Darkness 04:04 Info Buy
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  6. 6 No Coming Back 03:40 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Unpredictable Moments 03:52 Info Buy
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Believe - Out Now!

Believe - Out Now!

"Jerry Oliver's new album has been captivating me lately. When I discover new music I often want it to take me on a journey. First it challenges and sometimes disturbs before one little moment completely wins me over. Jerry's record has definitely passed that test. Jerry has been quietly working on his craft for years and deserves a much larger audience. Hopefully this record will get him just that. " 

Jim Reilley/The New Dylans
 

Nashville, are you ready for Americana with a bad ass, trippy guitar? I hope so. Cause he's here.” 
- DJ Glenn McReynolds, WRFN Radio Free Nashville (Lunch With Glenn McReynolds) (Dec 14, 2015) 
 

Believe

Jerry Oliver

For several years fans have been asking Jerry if he has an album of original songs recorded the way they usually hear him live, which is solo; one guitar, one voice and maybe some harmonica here and there. This is that album and there is another one already done and ready to follow up.
The fifteen songs spanning the two releases were recorded in three sessions with Jerry's long time friend and collaborator Pepe as engineer and producer. The first session took place at Jerry's Birdwatcher Studio in Nashville over a weekend in spring 2014. The bulk of the material was recorded over four days in October 2014 at Pepe's Back Of The Head Studio in Arkansas. We fixed a couple things and re-recorded a couple songs in January 2015 at Back Of The Head and then Pepe got to mixing.
We hope this collection of songs written over the last four years takes you on a journey of sound and story beginning with the album Believe. These songs center on relationships and our relationships with the world around us and how it all affects what we believe or don't believe.
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  1. 1 Lookin' 04:26 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Geography Of The Soul 03:24 Info Buy
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  3. 3 It's The End Of The World 04:21 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Sundown On A Ghost Town 05:35 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Vultures 07:30 Info Buy
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  6. 6 I'm Not The Devil 04:22 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Magic Band 02:50 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Looking For The War 09:12 Info Buy
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Trumpzilla

Jerry Oliver

This song was originally written as Godzilla, with Godzilla as a metaphor for so many of the things going wrong in America. In the studio it soon morphed into being called Trumpzilla with the idea of how easy it is to label Trump as a scapegoat for all that is wrong with America. Is it all Trumps fault? That's not for me to answer. I'm just the one to point out what I see and prod the status quo. I hope you enjoy this funky little number for what it's worth.
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Unpredictable Moments

Jerry Oliver

This track was recorded during the making of Jerry's 2015 solo album Believe. The lyrics had been written just a couple days before the last sessions and very late the first night of recording Jerry improvised the music and Pepe captured it. We want to share the fun for our Record Store Day download. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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Spider Poets

Jerry Oliver

This album of all original Jerry Oliver tunes was originally released as an album by the Nashville duo Spider Poets consisting of Jerry Oliver on guitars and lead vocal and Sonny Joe Slim (Joe Collier) on harmonica and harmony vocals. Released in 2010 this album slipped between the cracks with little notice but spawned one of Jerry's most popular live songs He Got Away With Murder. The album is finally being re-released as a subscriber exclusive on Bandcamp!
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  1. 1 He Got Away With Murder 02:03 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Love Over The Radio 03:03 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Where Did You Come From? 03:22 Info Buy
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  4. 4 She Keeps Me Downtown 03:12 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Dark Heart 03:43 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Unbury Me (Get Me High) 04:04 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Brad Loved The Clash 03:45 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Mother Damaged Letter 04:13 Info Buy
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  9. 9 My Own Kind 05:56 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Dark Side Of Iceland 03:34 Info Buy
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Death Of The Avant-Garde

Jerry Oliver

This solo album from Jerry O was released in 2008 to critical acclaim and is one of Jerry's strongest and most ambitious projects to date. It is an album filled with spiritual questions and longing and a variety of perspectives on art and faith.
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  1. 1 prelude (devils and angels) 00:32 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Hot Coals 04:04 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Death Of The Avant-Garde 04:14 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Out Of Here 03:24 Info Buy
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  5. 5 no more interruptions 00:17 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Fact Or Fiction? 04:17 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Ripped Yellowed Shade 04:42 Info Buy
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  8. 8 In the Beginning You See The End 03:14 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Rain Parade 04:03 Info Buy
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  10. 10 polka hole 00:33 Info Buy
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  11. 11 There's A Hole In Your Dark 04:00 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Things You Throw Away 03:32 Info Buy
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  13. 13 who what where? 00:27 Info Buy
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  14. 14 The Question 04:00 Info Buy
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  15. 15 Do Ya? 04:11 Info Buy
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  16. 16 Do Ya? (Remix) 03:43 Info Buy
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  17. 17 Alright 03:16 Info Buy
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Muse

The Birdwatcher Experiment

Muse is an all new EP of partially composed and partially improvised pieces recorded during a weekend in late winter/early spring at Back Of The Head Studios. The first track and title composition is a meditation on the strange dichotomy of death and inspiration. The way death can cause us to look deeper and closer at the beauty of life. Track two obviously feels the tension of the days we live in but still holds on to hope and song number three was a gift from Mother. Please enjoy both the living and the ghosts and dance with both.
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  1. 1 Muse 02:50 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Raise Your Head, Drop Your Hands, It's Just The Beginning 18:14 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Waltz For Me Mama 03:30 Info Buy
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Ice Fingers Reaching For The Sun (Spontaneous Compositions Vol. 1)

The Birdwatcher Experiment

This is the first release in a series of collections of the digital singles The Birdwatcher Experiment released online from 2010 to 2015. These performances are spontaneous compositions recorded in one take. This ep includes songs with multiple overdubs but only one take allowed for each so that it is a true spontaneous reaction to what is being heard.
The title song was recorded and mixed by Pepe at Back Of The Head Studios down in a holler somewhere in Arkansas and is a brand new track to kick off this series of releases from Odd Records.
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  1. 1 Ice Fingers Reaching For The Sun 07:57 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Watch The Fires Burn Blue 06:46 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Zombie Heat and Tom Joad's Ghost 04:49 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Echo My Heart Soft Again 06:00 Info Buy
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