Midnight Raver contributor Doug Wendt’s first official Ghost Town Sound video is here https://vimeo.com/110556406 around Day of the Dead time filled with ghosts, spirits, and duppys flying in on its wake, trusting no shadows after dark. Listen and watch “Ohtahku” for some mysterious dancing shadows in the week Doug Wendt and his band’s debut recording GHOST TOWN SOUND is released on Midnight Dread Records. “It was a mysterious and unique sound only known to this place… Ohtahku, the ghost town sound…”
GHOST TOWN SOUND includes many songs with Montana references in a unique blend of western, native, reggae, and dub poetry styles. An image from Deeling Gregory’s painting “Mystic Traveler” is the CD’s cover. Another of her series of large scale Ghost Town Sound paintings “Spirits Grazing” also serves as the album’s artwork. It was recorded at Bongo Boy, Hollow Bone, and Tuff Gong Studios in California, Idaho, England, and Jamaica.
The track listing includes several compositions with lyrics by Doug including “Ohtahku”, “Vision Quest USA”, “Auditor”, “Empty Town”, and “American Ghost Town”, the latter song a new version produced by Steve Marshall of his Lee Perry CD’s title selection THE END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. A track provided by Indigenous Resistance entitled “Crow Testament” came from a Steven Stanley remix at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, JA. Other highlights include “ND Waza Bat” performed & written by original landlord Keith Secola from the wide-ranging ‘Great Native American Songbook’ as well as Neil Young’s “Boxcar” and Bob Dylan’s “Tiny Montany”. Players include Daniel Orlick’s Posse (C-Dub), Jimmy Foot (Reggae Jackson & The Rhyth-O-Matics), Doug Sternberg (Jah Provide), Marc Wendt (Lumanation), Steve Powell, Stevie Culture, Catherine-Rose Wendt, Doug and many others.
Ghost Town Sound has performed at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, Machinery Row, Alley Galleria, The Summer Music Series, and Sound of the Falls Fest in Montana, as well as Ashkenaz and the World One Festival in California and other such events in The Rockies and beyond. Beautiful first edition hard copies are available from Worldbeat, P.O.Box 536, Black Eagle, MT 59414 USA, $15 postpaid. It is a GROUND SOURCED production, currently not available for downpressor load. Please PayPal support in any amount to firstname.lastname@example.org. Give thanks.
Know your origins Ohtahku! Twilight is coming. Back weh. Duppy Conqueror’s forward in control.