Recorded in Dundalk, Ireland Live at the Spirit Storecaptures Al and his band at their best: on tour performing live for an enthusiastic audience.
Their first release since 2012′s Tired Ghostly Town this album is for the fans and has all things they have come to expect from an Al Scorch live show. The stories behind the songs, impromptu banter, and ripping performances all make Live at the Spirit Store a true snap shot of an evening with Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble. We are really grateful to our pals at Gray Sky MicroPress for making this LP happen!
Pre-sale orders can be madehere! Live in Chicago? Join us at our record release show May 23rd at Schuba’s Tavern!
Whenever I’m in Athens, GA or Laura is in Chicago we try to record something together. Last time it was loops for the Orange Twin Records‘ Handy Jam app, before that it was clarinet tracks for Tired Ghostly Town. This time we snuck away before sound check on Neutral Milk Hotel / Elf Power tour in Chicago and recorded a Carter Family song.
In the hip hop tradition mix-tapes let MCs and DJs cut loose, collaborate, and get hilarious. This is the intent of my new mix tape series, Al Scorch’ Moving Company. Volume 1 has Ryan Koenig from Pokey LaFarge, Marissa Paternoster from Screaming Females, and Shell from Shellshag. Charlie Universe engineered it and made the beats. I hope you enjoy it!