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Goodnight, Texas is a "transcontinental collaboration" between North Carolina's Patrick Dyer Wolf and San Francisco's Avi Vinocur, who strum and pluck a variety of stringed instruments that carry their poetic, Appalachian-colored words in the same way a gentle first snow drifts from above, unaware of the impact it will make in gathering. (The two named their project after a geographic midpoint between their two states, not for Texas-rooted sounds.) The mournful, early-Americana beauty of the group's mandolins, banjos, and acoustic guitars are perfect vessels for the abject sadness and presumed doom that fuels the storytelling. The impossibility of escaping the duo's own "Maggie's Farm" on the opening track is palpable, and the dirt, blood, and sweat of the place is as odiferous as the desperation imparted by the lyrics. A Long Life features effectively stark rhythm work by bassist Jonathan Kirchner and drummer Andrew Laubacher, with bursts of memorable, gorgeous tunes that might both unsettle and comfort the listener. This impressive debut should excite fans of Will Oldham and Mumford & Sons.

Customer Reviews


Got to see these guys live not to long ago and was blown away by the texture and sound of their tunes. Refreshing to hear a band that can sound as good as their album live with out the need of multiple tracks of protools !!..Very Organic… Check out Jesse Got Trapped…

Classic Blues/ Folk Songwriting with Modern Indie Style

This album is a fantastic collection of story based folk rock. Ear catching melodies led by rock style guitar riffs take the listener back to Appalachian hillsides filled with the blues and dripping with mournful soul. Also a great live band, Goodnight Texas has knocked this one out of the park. Support independent music. Buy it.

worth the wait

Been waiting for this since the first album was released and it was worth it, love it, even better than the P Wolf & Avi album. The new band is great, too.

I've been asked to describe them for friends and for now, I'm going with "like The Band, but a little more old timey and a bit more rockin."

A Long Life of Living, Goodnight, Texas
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music
  • Released: Oct 02, 2012

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