Old South – The Hanging Tree

by | 4 Jun, 2014

Old-SouthAdelaide band Old South have released their second CD The Hanging Tree, featuring 14 tracks, 10 of which are originals.

Notes from their album cover read: There has been a New Year’s Day Pick in The Park in Adelaide since the early 1980′s. Geoff Bridgland and Phil Parker met there as usual in 2006 and had a conversation around the idea that there were some stand out instrumentalists in Australia, but not many bands doing three and four-part harmony. The came up with a plan for a band that would put the harmony work first. So with Geoff’s brother John, they started work on the Old South sound – but the story goes back a ways before that…

This is a delightful collection of original tunes written largely by Phil Parker, Old South’s guitarist. Other tracks are contributed by Leonard Cohen, and Geoff Bridgland. Old South

The band comprises: Geoff Bridgland on banjo, Phil Parker on guitar, Dave Taylor on bass, Andrew Hook on mandolin and Leonard Cohen on Dobro.

Track List:

  • Old South Again
  • Hanging Tree
  • Fire in the Mine
  • Have I Done Enough For You
  • Waterbound
  • One Way Ticket
  • The Soldier
  • Long Hard Time
  • Cold Comfort
  • Southern Fancy
  • If You’re Ever In Oklahoma
  • Lonesome Side of Town
  • Big Spike Hammer
  • Big Sciot

The Hanging Tree by Old South is now available from the AustralianBluegrass.com Shop.