Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Handsome Family to Be Interviewed on Santa Fe Opry

This Friday night, Brett & Rennie Sparks, better know as The Handsome Family, will join me by phone on The Santa Fe Opry.

The Handsomes are releasing a new album called Wildnerness, which I've been playing for a few weeks on the show. (I'll play some more of it on Friday.)

The CD release party is May 4 at Low Spirits in Albuquerque

A wise critic once wrote:

The Handsome Family sing melodies that sound as if they came out of scratchy old cowboy records or dusty hymnals secretly smuggled out of backwoods churches. And the lyrics take you to mysterious places, telling strange tales of ghosts, dead children, murders, supernatural animals, drunken domestic disputes, uneasy little victories and somber little defeats.
That's still true.

The show starts at 10 p.m. and the interview will be about 15 minutes later. Tune in.

In the meantime, enjoy a couple of videos.


I'm pretty sure I've been to this store they're singing about in the video below.

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