Kamara Thomas, bassist/singer of the indie power trio Earl Greyhound, returns to her solo songwriting roots by creating an album of astro-religious songspells channeled from the American Dreamtime.
Kamara Thomas and The Ghost Gamblers' debut album "Earth Hero" is a hypnotic collection of meticulously crafted songs that transports the listener from a lost-love journey through the mythic American landscape (My Kentucky), to an angelic apocalypse (Lily Gloriosa) to a timeless ode of love/hate in the bedroom (You Wreck Me). The Ghost Gamblers create cosmic Americana from a wide swath of classic rock and country influences (Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris) with echoes of Native American shamanism, early American spirituals, hymns and mountain songs.
"Earth Hero" is a classic, coast-to-coast road trip album, traveling from melancholy to majestic. It's heart is Kamara's milky-wayed warble and her powerful storytelling, channeled through a poetic gaze and an obsession with America's landscape and psyche.
released 01 January 2013
All songs written by Kamara Thomas (BMI)
Produced by Jeff Malinowski
Mixed by Dave Schiffman
Mastered by Howie Weinberg and Dan Gerbarg at Howie Weinberg Mastering, LA
Kamara Thomas - vocals, guitars, tambourine
Gabriel Berezin - guitars, vocals
Amal Bouhabib - vocals
John Durgee - drums
Gordon Hartin - pedal steel
Jeff Malinowski - guitars, vocals, 12-string, bass, piano, harmonica, tambourine
Recorded at Beatstreet Productions
Engineered by Jeff Malinowski, Matt Longoria and Alby Cohen
Design by Matthew Fletcher
Cover photo by Leilani Himmelstein
Back photo by Colm Johnston
Goddess & Great Spirit; Gordon & Cherokee, Jeff, Amal, Gaber, Johndurgs, Fletcher, Brian Young, Emily D, Leilani, Ryan Simms, Chris & Arianne at Picture Farm, Larune, Earl Greyhound, Honky Tonk Happy Hour, friends and family-- for your encouragement and support!
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