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Idumea 03:55
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Honey Time 03:09
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Joy Ride 05:09
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I See God 02:27
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Dowsing 05:03
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Truth 05:37
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Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles’ debut is well titled: keys are what they play and keys unlock things too. Their trad bonafides are balanced with inquisitive playing that adds surprise as a formal songwriting and arranging tool. Spirited 21st century folk music made of equal parts bluegrass, classical, country, gospel and improv.

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released April 9, 2021

Recorded and engineered by Nick Broste at the Shape Shoppe, Chicago.
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering, Chicago

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Nathan Bowles Durham, North Carolina

"Bowles has the power to transform the sound of a banjo–and folk music–into something transcendental...something boundless and new" – Pitchfork

"Like Coltrane, Bowles tears open a tiny piece of fabric in the folk music continuum to let in the cosmic debris" – NPR Music

"Fluidly melodic digressions and pungent dissonances generate a forward momentum and haunted atmosphere" – The Wire
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