Heartwood - Fallen Branches

by Karl S. Williams

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redrox13 A sound that doesn't seem to exist any more. Rare and soul reaching. Heartwood is also an amazing album that I have in a physical copy. Record more albums you genius! Favorite track: Grinding Wheel.
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These three songs were swapped out for three new ones when Heartwood was re-released in 2014. I believe they are nevertheless worthy, so here they are for your listening pleasure.


released August 8, 2013

Engineered and Produced by Yanto Browning at Airlock Studios
Mixed by Yanto Browning
Mastered by Dave Neil at Modern Mastering

Karl S. Williams - Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Mandolin, Organ - All badly
Jesse Carroll - Drums and percussion
Daniel Aurora - Bass
Dan Mansfield - Organ, Pedal Steel
Yanto Browning - Electric Guitar on Ring Around the Moon and percussion
Thelma Plum - Backing vocals on Thou art raised and Your final bed
Brent Moetara - Harmonica
Rhys Browning - Double Bass on White Hotel and Your Final Bed

String arrangements by Rebecca Karlen with help from Rafael Karlen

Rebecca Karlen - Violin and fiddle on Your Final Bed
Katie Sillar - Violin
Alice Buckingham - Viola
Danielle Bentley - Cello

Brass arrangements by Rafael Karlen

Rafael Karlen - Tenor and Baritone Saxophone
Forbes Scotney - Trumpet
Shane Hannan - Trombone

Kurt Paradise - Background Vocals on White Hotel, stomping and clapping on Grinding Wheel
Trent Gardiner - Stomping and clapping on Grinding Wheel
Dylan and Anna Torv - Stomping and clapping on White Hotel



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Karl S. Williams Melbourne, Australia

Born at a young age into a non-musical family, and named after a criminal from the future, none can be bothered to unravel the twisted line that led Karl S. Williams to The Blues and perverted him into a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding freak with a penchant for Hell fire, Heavenly salvation, and writing about himself in the third person. ... more

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