American Breakdown

American Breakdown

by Troy Campbell
     
 
Former Loose Diamond Troy Campbell offers up 11 mid-American heartland roots rock nuggets on his second solo album, American Breakdown. Expertly produced by bassist Gurf Morlix, Campbell's earnest voice creaks and croons stories of lost loves, lost memories, and long-gone locations, each with a different surprise ending or

Overview

Former Loose Diamond Troy Campbell offers up 11 mid-American heartland roots rock nuggets on his second solo album, American Breakdown. Expertly produced by bassist Gurf Morlix, Campbell's earnest voice creaks and croons stories of lost loves, lost memories, and long-gone locations, each with a different surprise ending or unexpected supporting cast. Like a stark Jon Dee Graham or Patty Griffin from a male perspective, his gritty, bittersweet songwriting captures not only the moment of heartbreak, but also the slow creep of realization when the loneliness settles in for the night. Campbell is at his most successful in the more stripped-down numbers (like the gentle "Sorrytown" and the lovely duet with Eliza Gilkyson, "Ruby"), but his fuzzed-up and layered songs certainly couldn't be seen as throwaways. With all of the doom and gloom occurring in the songs, Campbell still somehow manages to leave the listener with a sense of hope, as if all of the heartache and torment is only a passing stage, and he seems certain that there will be sunlight behind that last grey cloud.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Loud House
UPC:
0803001200420
catalogNumber:
2004

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Troy Campbell   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson   Background Vocals
Corn Bred   Background Vocals
Nick Connolly   Keyboards
Gurf Morlix   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Harmonium,Background Vocals,Octofone,Lap Steel Guitar
Booka Michel   Percussion
Rick Richards   Drums
Jon Sanchez   Electric Guitar
Juliet Turner   Background Vocals
Michael "Dino" Campbell   Vocals
Jason White   Drums
Jason White   Drums

Technical Credits

Gurf Morlix   Producer,Engineer

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