Title - 'The Conversation' [Vinyl LP]
Artist - Stoll Vaughan
For those not in the know, Stoll Vaughan is a singer-songwriter from Lexington, Kentucky. Furthermore, he is the great-nephew of United States Senator John Sherman Cooper.
Vaughan began his professional music career as guitar player for the Indiana band Chamberlain and attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.
At the start of his recording career, Stoll released two albums (Hold on Thru Sleep and Dreams and Love Like A Mule) that were produced by Wanchic.
Both hit the Top 10 on the Americana chart. Vaughan has toured with the likes of John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Marty Stuart, Don Williams, James McMurtry and as an opening act for a Journey and Def-Leppard co-bill.
Just released, the Kentucky native’s latest album, The Conversation is co-produced by Mike Wanchic (John Mellencamp) and Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and was recorded in both Nashville (IN) and Nashville (TN).
Yes, you read that right, singer-songwriter Stoll Vaughan’s The Conversation was indeed recorded entirely in Nashville - that is to say, seven of the digital album’s 13 tracks were produced in Nashville, IN and production duties for the remainder were taken care of by My Morning Jacket guitarist Carl Broemel in Nashville, TN.
1. 'Roll On'
2. 'I Was All Alone'
4. 'Low Down'
1. 'Bear Witness'
2. 'Good Love'
3. 'In My Arms'
4. 'Own The World'
Included on this brilliant new album are backing musicians such as Mike’s Mellencamp bandmate's Andy York on guitar, drummer Dane Clark and keyboardist Troye Kinnett, on tracks produced by Wanchic. Tracks produced by Broemel, you will hear Broemel himself along with MMJ bandmate Tom Blankenship on bass for 'Own The World.'
From the off, the vocal journeyman showcases what's to come on the splendidly atmospheric Americana cut 'Roll On' ("The road is shorter the further we go. Can't find answers to questions we don't know") and backs that up seamlessly with an acoustic live version of 'I Was All Alone' - my personal favorite on this quite stunning new album.
'Forgiveness' ("I've got voices in my head, that get me up and out of bed ... I've got ghosts here in my way, yeah, they haunt me every day") is next and then Side A comes to a close with the upbeat, jangle guitar work of another acoustic live cut, 'Low Down.'
'Bear Witness' kicks off Side B perfectly, and keeps all that's great about Vaughan's songwriting skills embedded throughout, and that's backed by 'Good Love.' A delicate, deep reaching moment of storytelling, it captures the essence of a great songwriter at his finest.
My second favorite track here is the beautiful roll-on flow of 'In My Arms,' an Americana ballad of the highest order. This second side then comes to a close with the gentle, tenderly acoustic guitar and vocal work of musical wonderment, 'Own The World.'
The Conversation via Digital Download includes these extra tracks: 'Further Down The Line, featured in the film The Open Road, 'Hurt No More,' 'Weatherman,' 'Change,' and 'Meet You In The Middle,' heard on the finale of hit TV series The Office.
This is a Limited Edition Blue and White 12" Starburst Vinyl out via All Welcome Records and was released on June 29th, 2018. The vinyl LP also contains a Digital Download link.
Click here to listen to 'Roll On'
Click here to see the video for 'Forgiveness'
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Official Limited Edition White & Blue Splatter Vinyl Purchase Link