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Wooden Wand – Ogre 99: Live in Fort Collins

Just can’t believe how the tape label is going, been getting all my favourite artists to do releases for me. Wooden Wand is another regular on our home stereo. Is he the greatest songwriter of our times? I think so, and so do many others.

Captured during his 2014 living room tour, its an intimate solo set that suddenly morphs into a trio show two-thirds of the way through. Featuring some choice picks from the back catalogue plus brand new song “Dear Joan”, which can hold its head up there with the rest of them. Only 100 copies and the artwork is by Jake Blanchard so its definitely not to be missed…

1. Spitting At The Cameras
2. LA Manna
3. Dear Joan
4. Tiny Confessions
5. Winter in Kentucky
6. Passin’ Thru
7. Eagle Claw
8. Days This Long
9. Mother Midnight

Tracks 7-9 feature Meagan Siebe and Kevin Donahue
Artwork by Jake Blanchard
Data Processing by Ned Netherwood
Thanks to Host Jimmy, Simon Joyner & The Ghosts, and the beautiful state of Colorado for Ogre 99.

Volcanic Tongue said “Magical/dazed live in a living room recording of James Toth aka Wooden Wand: Ogre 99 presents a classic stripped down/Basement Tapes-style re-think of some of Toth’s greatest big band compositions, with six solo, straight from the void broadcasts and three trio jams. As much as I love the big band jams there has always been something particularly special about Toth’s solo blats and the high, distant sound of this recordings sits perfectly….Some great between song gassing too – highly recommended!