Loblolly Boogie

by Jphono1

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  • Limited Edition Photo Book

    A companion to the album this square (8"x8") 46 page book contains photos of trees and lyrics. Immediate download of the album upon purchase.

    Book design by Regina McCoy

    More on the book from the photographer Kevin Clark:
    In late 2017, I did a fun shoot w/ the full band version of Jphono1. A month or so later, John Harrison (the mastermind behind all things Jphono) approached me about working together on a new project.

    He mentioned that he’d been working on songs for a solo album w/ a psych-folk feel, and that the album would be called “Loblolly Boogie”… named for the hypnotically calming dance these tall trees seems to do as they gently sway in a breeze. John explained that throughout his life, from the backyard of his childhood home to his current house, these trees were always present & often served as an inspiration for his creative mind.

    His vision was to include a photo book w/ images of these majestic pines to accompany the album, and so he asked if I’d be interested in the project. The only guideline was that the images needed to be tied in w/ loblolly pines somehow, but I was given complete freedom to determine exactly what that meant & how the images were created. At that time, the music had not been recorded, so I wouldn’t have that to use as a reference point in terms of mood, style, etc. other than knowing the general musical direction John mentioned for the album.

    So over the next ten months or so, I amassed a collection of images in varying styles, seasons, locations, etc. The project presented me with both an interesting challenge & a ton of flexibility. It also gave me an appreciation of these trees that I never would’ve had otherwise, and served as a reminded to myself to be observant/present in every moment… and to get out of the office & into the world more often.

    Once John was finished recording & shared the music w/ me, I was kinda floored by how perfectly his songs captured the exact mood/feeling I had a number of times while closely witnessing these trees over the past year. I was equally blown away by just how well the images accompanied the music. Despite working on our respective parts of this project for about a year w/ essentially no collaboration throughout the process, I find a great deal of symmetry in the end result. Major props to John for having the vision to see that from the start, and for asking me to be a part of this with him.

    Can’t wait for you all to hear/see the end result!

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1.
High above where clouds are born steal away into the morn everything that’s here is awake
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Open up the black framed off white grainy film I’ve let all my hair grow hiding out within All this without exceptional reason I’ve read the books and heard the stories of love lost MIA Translation in the ether in your fears and the weird All This without exceptional reason I hope you were somebody that you used to know Orange the gold and blue and green you’ll miss me when they go All this without exceptional reason I’ve let all my hair grow
3.
Do you know about stillness in your day Make it stop Send it on its way Feels so good Gone too fast Here comes sunshine again
4.
Lord knows I’d like to meet you Really high up to greet you Heaven’s here I guess it’s doing fine Coming down is less appealing All those machines are healing I feel the force fields all the time There’s a lot inside the static What is left is systematic I’ve known the land beyond I’m inside a perfect day Don't look for me I’m far away I’ve known the land beyond
5.
Type Of Cure 07:09
You’re never awake fully formed until the dawn comes bringing light you can steal Replace the urge to know spinning wheels let it become some truth we all can feel There is a difference I’m cast in chrome to kill dim the lights and watch the dealer deal Do you hate it here Well that's a type of cure Don't leave now You’re a welcome guest Company on time You are here You are gone You are everywhere

about

Some of my earliest memories have also been constant in my life. One of these is the loblolly pine tree. From the beginning as I wandered among them in my childhood home. They are with me in my travels to far away places. Transporting me as I stare out of the kitchen window of my current home. They have always been there with me….and they will be there after I’m gone. They stop time in stillness, they dance in the flow and they provide a familiarity with myself I’ve only just begun to notice. - Jphono1

I step through the door
Into the garden to see
Loblolly boogie

Video for "I've Let All My Hair Grow :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SlgrBlwyL8

credits

released June 14, 2019

Recorded and Mixed at Deer/Fox Recording by Casey Williams
Mastered at The Basement Recording in Winston Salem NC
All songs/words by Jphono1 at Rocktropolis Music BMI
Copyright 2019

Loblolly Boogie Band
Jphono1 (guitars, vocals, keyboards), Casey Williams (bass, guitar, vocals), Brad Porter (percussion, vocals), Jimmy Thompson (bass), Patrick O’neil (bass) and Nathan Golub (pedal steel)

www.jphono1.com
www.potluckfoundation.com

Special thanks and gratitude to Kevin, Regina and Casey for your willingness to collaborate on this book/album.

Hi Bug….I love you.

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jphono1 Carrboro, North Carolina

Jphono1 and friends explore new elements in sounds and arrangements with his fuzz-frayed folk-pop. Fragments of electronics, acoustic guitars, and keys join what at first resemble straight-forward compositions, only to break apart into unassuming lo-fi with casual psychedelia, finding a comfortable station at the intersection of Meat Puppets whimsy and Steve Gunn introspection. ... more

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