Instructional Songs For Quality Living

by Chris Darby

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  • Pre-order of Instructional Songs For Quality Living. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases 11 August 2015

     $10 USD  or more

     

1.
Intro
2.
You Are Beautiful
3.
Reach For The Stars
4.
5.
When The Dark Finds The Dawn
6.
Things You Know
7.
Days On The Road
8.
With Love
9.
Be Brave
10.
The Day Will Come
11.
Every Day And Every Night

about

To capture the singular spirit and infectious energy of a live performance, this album was recorded without the use of overdubs in one 9 hour session. Chris welcomed two respected and talented musicians as accompanists on the new release: Andru Bemis (John C Reilly, Tom Brosseau) on violin and vocals, and Charles Murphy (Duck and Goose, The Diving Bell) on lead guitar, dobro, piano, ukulele, and vocals. In a change of tone from 2014’s powerful yet melancholic Cabin Songs, the new album presents a cultivated collection of ten tracks with the ambition of imparting gentle advice for living well.

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releases 11 August 2015

Lead vocals and guitar: Chris Darby
Lead guitar, dobro, piano, ukulele, and vocals: Charles Murphy
Violin and vocals: Andru Bemis

Recording, mixing, and mastering: Justin Birchard

Photography: Chris Darby
Layout: James Musselman

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Chris Darby Chicago, Illinois

Chris Darby is a folk musician whose true home is anywhere his music takes him. Though his singing sometimes reaches the ferocious roar of a territorial lion and other times sinks to the gentle whisper of a wise sage, his vocal style embodies a rare emotional honesty which captures the full range and depth of his life experience. Sign up for the Newsletter here- www.eepurl.com/Lgoz5 ... more

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Track Name: Don't Look Back
Don’t be afraid of what you will find
Inside and outside, up on the mountain top, down in the diamond mine
Don’t be afraid to search out all the ends of the earth
Your dreams are much bigger and brighter and more wonderful
Than you give them credit for

Don’t be afraid, be yourself
Be alone, wander around, forgetting exactly where you are
Don’t be alarmed, when everything falls apart
When those you love run away, vanish or fade in the dark
It happens

If you know what you are, nothing can harm you
No one can stop you from dreaming and living out all your beautiful dreams
If you know what you are, nothing will hurt you
And even the things that make you cry, will only add fuel to your hearth

So go. Love and be loved. Feel and be felt
Fashion an amulet around your blood
And go. Love and be loved, find and be found
And don’t ever look back
Don’t look back

Don’t be afraid, be yourself
Be alone, wander around, forgetting exactly where you are
Don’t be alarmed, when everything falls apart
When those you love run away, vanish or fade in the dark
Don’t be ashamed when falling down
Just stand up, shout around, all that you are now
What are you now

If you know who you are, nothing will harm you
No one can stop you from dreaming or living out all your beautiful dreams
If you know what you are, nothing will hurt you
Even the things that make you cry, will only add fuel to your hearth

So go. Love and be loved. Feel and be felt
Fashion an amulet around your blood
And go. Love and be loved, find and be found
And don’t ever look back
Don’t look back