Backroad Carnival

by Cory Seznec

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    Pre-order of Backroad Carnival. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases June 7, 2017

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A digipack (cardboard) compact disc of the album with beautiful artwork by Philip Schütz.

    Includes digital pre-order of Backroad Carnival. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    shipping out on or around June 7, 2017

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A 12" Vinyl LP featuring beautiful artwork by Philip Schütz with free download code.

    Includes digital pre-order of Backroad Carnival. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    shipping out on or around June 7, 2017

      $20 USD or more 

     

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Tattered Flag
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Pigeon Man
6.
Let It All Go
7.
Zanzibar (Ebb & Flow)
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Colette Bar & Restaurant
9.
God Will Change Your Situation Barbershop
10.
The Parting Glass

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releases June 7, 2017

All music written by Cory Seznec (ASCAP/SACEM), except The Parting Glass (traditional).
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Tonehouse Studios, Noisy-le-Roi, France, with additional recording in Annapolis, Maryland, USA and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Produced by Geoffroy Dauptain, Jean-Etienne Loose and Cory Seznec


Artwork by Philipp Schütz

Musicians:
Cory - vocals (2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10), guitars (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10), bass (1,4), banjo (1,3,6), piano (1), claps (4,5,6), percussive noise 1
Kenny Allen - backing vocals 5, 8, 9
Benjamin Body - upright bass 2,9 electric bass 5
David Chalumeau - harmonica 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
Paolo Conti - pedal steel 3
Geoffroy Dauptain: claps 4, 5, 6
Thomas Garoche: upright bass 3, 6, 8
Patrick Gigon - drums 2, 5, 9
Jean-Etienne Loose: claps 4, 5, 6, Juno synth 4
Daniel Mizrahi - electric guitar 2, 5, 6, 8, 9
Renaud Ollivier - percussion/calabash 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, drums 1,4,6
Joseph Parker: backing vocals 2, 6
John L. “Buster” Pickett Jr.: backing vocals 2, 6
Yann Seznec - Rhodes keys/Juno synth/piano 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
Ronald T. Thornton Sr - backing vocals 2, 6, 9

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Cory Seznec Paris, France

Franco-American world-folk musician splitting time between Addis Ababa, Paris, and Annapolis, Maryland. Cory focuses on fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, voice, harmonica, and an array of other stringed instruments collected during his travels. He maintains a music blog called Cocoringo’s Circadian Sounds (cocoringo.wordpress.com). ... more

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Track Name: Sell You My Soul
Sell you my soul for a bottle of homemade gin
Sell you my sister with a toothless craven grin
Sell you my future if right now it guarantees I win
I’ve deflated my ego, auctioned off my psyche
There's a blowout discount on all that is me

Sell you my wife at the drop of a Stetson hat
Sell you my iddy biddy little kid for my chance at bat
Sell you the shirt off my best bud's back
Used to say there are some things money can't buy
Doesn't mean that I can't give it my very best try

Sell you my socks to get a pair of shiny gator skin shoes
Sell you my body and pretend I don't approve
Used to sell the uptown jazz and now I sell the lowdown blues
I'll give you my troubles, my sins, my weakness for free
And you'll come buying everything else off me

Sell you my soul...
Track Name: Hawk On A Haystack
Watching you watching me, watching you watching me
Trying hard to see, trying hard to see
Ain't no writing on the wall if you don't know how to read
Ain't no need for notes at all, just play the damn thing
Ain't no need for history if it keeps repeating

Hawk on a haystack, prisoner of hope
Seeking its prize on the golden slope
But Ain't no spoils for the victor in a land of barren dirt
Ain't no aces tucked up your sleeve, if you ain't got a shirt
Can't keep your ears to the ground, if there's nothing you haven't heard

Watching you watching me watching you watching me... Hawk on a, hawk on a haystack...