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Those Who Drift Away

Brigid Kaelin

Following the success of her first two studio albums, Kaelin spent several years playing all over America and Europe, living in Scotland, playing as a sideman in other bands, writing, having two babies, oversharing on her blog “The Red Accordion Diaries” and balancing musician-life with motherhood. Those Who Drift Away is the culmination of this balance — a studio record with optimism, sass, and the hint of irreverence that her audience loves.

Recorded mostly on Steve Cooley’s houseboat on the Ohio River — the vocals recorded literally the day before her second son was born — Those Who Drift Away features Kaelin’s trademark accordion, piano, and musical saw, but also shows off Grammy-nominated Steve Cooley’s incredible picking power from banjo to bass. Award winners Aaron Bibelhauser and Michael Cleveland lend steel guitar and fiddle, rounding out a more old-time country vibe than Kaelin’s previous recordings.

Musically, Kaelin remains a little alt-country and a little vaudeville, with the mysterious banjo/accordion/musical saw number “The Jester,” a song inspired by her first time sharing the stage with her keyboard-idol, Steve Nieve (with Elvis Costello & the Imposters). She also offers up some straightforward bluesy-rock with “Louisville,” a love-song to her hometown. As she sings in that song, “those who drift away always come back home someday,” — and that’s exactly what Kaelin has done with this strong return to the Louisville music scene.

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“Genre-defying vaudeville rocker.” - A Prairie Home Companion
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  1. 1 Don't Gotta Listen 03:22 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Kentucky Waltz 03:47 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Sparkles, Lights, and Cowboy Boots 03:03 Info Buy
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  4. 4 The Jester 04:09 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Big Ol' House 03:39 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Get Your Hands Off My Man 02:57 Info Buy
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  7. 7 My Miss 03:39 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Annie Oakley 02:44 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Once I Had (Ballad of Nick Keir) 03:21 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Louisville 03:28 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Whisky in the Faucet (UK Version) 02:47 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Eggs and Toast 02:43 Info Buy
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The music of Brigid Kaelin is the very definition of Americana. With a deep root in the stylings of Kitty Wells & Ernest Tubb, there are lyrics of love and relationships that never play by the rules, slide guitar and an acoustic strum that move enough to make you forget that it's probably a sad song, and lots of bourbon. She's keeping a tradition alive, but the stories are all in the present, a reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same, and at the end of the day, we're all probably going to screw this up so bad that we might as well have fun doing it. ”

— Kyle Meredith, "The Speed of Sound"

West 28th Street

Brigid Kaelin

Second full-length album featuring the duet with Shannon Lawson, "One More Last Kiss," which was called “country gold in that Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris tradition” by Michael Young of 'Roots N Boots.' Produced by Duane Lundy (Ben Sollee).

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  1. 1 I Did Something Bad 02:54 Info
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  2. 2 Watch Out! 02:40 Info
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  3. 3 Waiting For The Day (La La La) 02:38 Info
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  4. 4 Catty Woman Blues 03:31 Info
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  5. 5 Betty Jean 03:29 Info
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  6. 6 Sunday Afternoon 03:36 Info
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  7. 7 One More Last Kiss 03:33 Info
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  8. 8 You Make Me Wanna Go To Church 02:47 Info
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  9. 9 Hold Me Like That Old Guitar 03:51 Info
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  10. 10 West 28th Street 03:34 Info
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Keep Your Secrets

Brigid Kaelin

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Debut album, featuring the popular "Ballad of Motorcycle Joe" and "Future Mr. Used to Be" and "Whisky in the Faucet." Out of print, but over three thousand sold in first 2 years.

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  1. 1 Highway 04:32 Info
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  2. 2 Secrets 04:31 Info
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  3. 3 Future Mr. Used - To - Be 03:34 Info
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  4. 4 Ballad of Motorcycle Joe 04:40
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  5. 5 Whisky In The Faucet 02:57 Info
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  6. 6 Big Ol' House 02:53 Info
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  7. 7 Brown Liquor 04:02 Info
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  8. 8 Delaware 04:12 Info
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  9. 9 Do You Think About Her 03:39 Info
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  10. 10 I Want You All 04:39 Info
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