RHR249 - Tilt-A-Whirl - Drew Nelson


"His songs sound like the rest of us feel...dazed, angry, amazed and climbing." - John Gorka

Mixing the roots-rock sounds of Bruce Springsteen with the storytelling sensibility of Nanci Griffith is Drew Nelson on his Red House Records debut Tilt-A-Whirl. This gritty and soulful Americana record busts right out of the gate with the blue-collar anthem "Promised Land," a rockin' opener that traverses the eroding landscape of the American dream.

Drawing from his years on the road and the people he's met along the way, the 10 tracks that follow introduce us to a cast of characters from out-of-work war vets, forsaken lovers, to migrant workers and other directionless souls. Drew brings their sad and beautiful working class stories to life as they struggle to hold on to their hopes and dreams as they get jostled and spun like the carnival ride that lends it's name to this modern Americana classic.

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Track Listing

   01 - Promised Land - Drew Nelson

   02 - Danny and Maria - Drew Nelson

   03 - Dust - Drew Nelson

   04 - St. Jude - Drew Nelson

   05 - Lessons - Drew Nelson

   06 - 5th of September - Drew Nelson

   07 - Here to There - Drew Nelson

   08 - What She Does - Drew Nelson

   09 - Copper - Drew Nelson

   10 - My Girl (Shooting Star Wishes) - Drew Nelson

   11 - Hallelujah Morning - Drew Nelson