Various Artists – Hired Hands: A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne (2CD)


Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Label: Scissor Tail

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Compiled by DYLAN GOLDEN AYCOCK, LOREN CONNORS, and SUZANNE LANGILLE, The Hired Hands is an homage to one of the greatest and most infamous guitarists alive, BRUCE LANGHORNE. His music has influenced and touched a lot of lives over the years, either through his soundtrack work with Peter Fonda or his studio work in the 1960s as the go-to hired hand for Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Odetta, and many others. Browsing his wikipedia page, one is informed of the volume of work he accomplished throughout the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Scissor Tail Editions was lucky enough to release Langhorne’s score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 anti-western The Hired Hand on vinyl in 2012. Artists were asked to cover or reinterpret a song of their choice from the soundtrack. No rules were made on whether the music should be derivative of a certain song—if the soundtrack inspired a mood, then the artist could use their intuition. A large percentage of the profits for this tribute go to Langhorne and his family. Features LEE RANALDO, SCOTT TUMA, ALAN LICHT & STEVE SHELLEY, JOHN FAHEY, EUGENE CHADBOURNE, DANIEL BACHMAN, and many more.


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