Marley’s Ghost from the album Travelin’ Shoes available on Sage Arts
The big takeaway is that ‘someday always comes to soon’ (“Someday). The message is from a collection of Roots music spirituals delivered by Marley’s Ghost on their recent release, Travelin’ Shoes. The band has their collective ears to the doors of salvation when they sing “Hear Jerusalem Moan” and shuffle alongside a World Music melody for “Run Come See Jerusalem”. Marley’s Ghost face down fears of mortality in the Country and Western ramble of “Judgment Day” and put a rumble underneath the steps that Travelin’ Shoestakes on the title track.
Marley’s Ghost are a musical kaleidoscope of notes, chords, and harmony, the only constant for their playing being change. The melodic landscape of the album stages the spiritual tone of Travelin’ Shoeswith Gospel songs, wrapping the genre with jazzy Blues (”Shadrack”), choral harmonies (“Can’t Stand Up Alone”), Folk (“So Happy I’ll Be”), and Country Swing (“Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor”). Separating from his duo with wife Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm) produced Travelin’ Shoesfor Marley’s Ghost. The Seattle, Washington-based band gathered a hymnal full of traditional gospel tunes for Travelin’ Shoes, infusing the past with a real-time feel, tenderly putting Soul into “Sweet Hour of Prayer”, echoing mountain Sunday mornings with the homespun harmonies of “A Beautiful Life” and standing tall on a forthright rhythmic march to protect family and friends “When Trouble is in My Home”.
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