Lonesome Bootleg

by Tom Carter and Robert Horton

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    Lonesome Bootleg is the third release in Drawing Room’s Bootleg Series. Limited to one-time vinyl pressings of one hundred copies, this series showcases artists and albums in an adventurously intimate setting.

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Lonesome Bootleg:

As with many legendary recorded bootlegs, the myth is always twice as tall as the truth, and that statement is only appropriate when the fable is factual. The wonder and ponder of it all is best left for cloud dreaming. In reality, headspace filled with visionary music can only be satiated when finally experienced. Yeah, we’ve all acquired a thing or two from western man’s endless unlocking of Robert Zimmerman’s magical vaults.

Upon the extremely tardy release of Lonesome Bootleg, a secret door from the collaborations between Tom Carter and Robert Horton has finally been open, and with this unveiling, one’s dream experience now has earthbound journeys to intake. Recorded between 2007 and 2014 with Carter on guitar and Horton on a plethora of instruments, Lonesome Bootleg is a beautiful visit into the wandering American tall tale where everything and anything wonderful feels possible. It’s a gorgeous set of instrumental tunes that melds present and past US song centuries into something of its own unique time. For travelers and journeymen, it’s a required musical compass.

Tom Carter

Tom Carter's electric guitar work weaves strands of melody, drone, fuzz, and charged silence into intricately detailed instant compositions. He presently re-resides in Houston, Texas.

Best known for his work with iconoclastic acid-folk improvisers Charalambides (which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991), Tom Carter has focused on solo performances and recordings since 2012. His 2015 double LP on Three Lobed Records, Long Time Underground, is the final installment of a trilogy begun in 2009 with The Dance From Which All Dances Come and continued with 2014's Numinal Entry. The Out Door/ Pitchfork selected Long Time Underground as the number-one experimental album of 2015.

Tom Carter frequently collaborates with other musicians…

Robert Horton

Robert Horton is a rabbit born to a banjo and a boot on an island called Post. At an early age, he strung strings upon his boot and made music. When he met Tom Carter he became human for an undisclosed reason. He was sad. He wasn't a tree but oh well. According to The Wire magazine Horton is part of a species of Americans called dumpster divers. This does seem to be true. He lives in El Cerrito, California…


released March 17, 2017



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