BOY FROM BLACK MOUNTAIN
Boy From Black Mountain is the second part of Brian Carpenter's "Weird American Gothic" trilogy. It was recorded in 2008 at Camp Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Sean Slade and Adam Taylor. The album was mixed by Bryce Goggin at Trout Recording Studios in Brooklyn NY. Released in 2009.
PRESS & AWARDS
Best Alt/Country Album
- 9TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
"The prettiest darn dark Americana record in recent memory..."
- Barry Thompson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
"Carpenter is equally drawn to the avant-garde as he is to the old, rural, and gothic. There's no doubt that Beat Circus have provided one of the highs of the year."
- Richard Elliott, POPMATTERS BEST ALBUMS OF 2009
1. The February Train
2. The Life You Save May Be Your Own
3. Boy From Black Mountain
4. Clouds Moving In
5. Petrified Man
6. As I Lay Dying
7. Saturn Song
8. The Course of the River
9. The Quick and the Dead
10. The Sound and the Fury
11. Judgment Day
13. Lullaby for Alexander
Brian Carpenter - vocals, harmonica, piano, trumpet, accordion, harmonium
Paran Amirinazari - violin, vocals
Jordan Voelker - viola, vocals
Paul Dilley - double bass, acoustic guitar
Andrew Stern - guitar, banjo
Doug LaRosa - trombone
Ron Caswell - tuba
Gavin McCarthy - drums
Bill Cole - Chinese suona on "The Sound and the Fury"
Larkin Grimm - vocals on "Saturn Song and "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
Julia Kent - cello
Ellen Santaniello - voice
Carson Ellis - artwork