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The Hired Hands: A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne

Various Artists

Initial release : 2017

Scissor Tail

This 2 CD tribute compilation includes a track by Zero.

Tracks / Musicians

The tracks and performers on this compilation are;

  • Opening - Paul Metzger
  • Harry and Hannah - Lee Ranaldo
  • Hello Goodbye Hello - Susan Alcorn
  • For Bruce - Steve Gunn
  • No Further - C Joynes
  • Response to Windmill - Loren Connors
  • Spring - Laura Ortman
  • Riding Thru the Rain - Talk West
  • Left Me For Harry - Padang Food Tigers
  • in the clearing when the deer comes and the kid tries to keep as still as possible - Tim Rutili (Califone)
  • Windmill - Nathan Bowles
  • Song in B - Scott Tuma
  • Stumpranchers - James Jackson Toth
  • 3 Balls Blues - Greg Anton
  • Spring - Tom Carter
  • Ending - Alan Licht & Steve Shelley
  • Ocarine - House and Land
  • Horsedreamer - Wes Tirey
  • For Bruce Langhorne - Chris Corsano
  • Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today - John Fahey
  • Graveyard (Response to Dead Girl) - Eugene Chadbourne
  • Another Windmill - White Out
  • The Sound of the Sun - Daniel Bachman
  • Dust Clouds for Bruce - Nathan McLaughlin
  • The Payador's Dream - Matthew De Gennaro
  • Riding Thru The Rain (Response) - Marc Edwards
  • Eon Blur Changer - Elliott Sharp
  • Three Teeth - Dylan Golden Aycock
  • Arch Leaves - Andrew Burnes
  • The Eleventh Hour - Boxhead Ensemble
  • In The Garden (No Further Need) - Lake Mary
  • Mastic - Chuck Johnson

Record label information:

Scissor Tail Editions was lucky enough to release Bruce’s score to Peter Fonda's 1971 anti-western "The Hired Hand" on vinyl in 2012.

The goal here was to ask artists to cover or reinterpret a song of their choice from the soundtrack. No rules on whether the music should be derivative of a certain song, if the soundtrack inspires a mood, then the artists use their intuition.

Bruce has come on hard times in recent years, having suffered a stroke that prevents him from playing the guitar. He's currently in hospice care awaiting his final curtain call. A large percentage of profit go to Bruce and his family.

Uncertain how the Greg Anton track found it's way onto the compilation. It appears to be taken from 2002 album Zero Blues. This album features: Greg Anton, Martin Fierro, Steve Kimock, Terry Haggerty, Liam Hanrahan, Deliliah Lewis, Doug Harmon and Isabel Tercero.

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