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6. country kids -i made up this song in indiana and we recorded it after i moved west (again). it was recorded in sam and i’s apartment in berkeley, with myself singing and playing guitar, kris ellis on electric guitar, and sam playing bass. sam engineered and mixed it, recorded mostly live onto reel-to-reel 8-track. we played a couple shows as a trio around this time in san francisco: one opening up for will oldham at the great american music hall and one at the hotel utah. this is probably the only proper recording of sam, kris, and i playing together.


from What Was Birds: 2000​-​2011, released July 1, 2012



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