Simon Joyner, who has over the course of thirteen-albums created a unique & influential body of work on a myriad of independent labels & Dennis Callaci, who has recorded nearly as many records with his band Refrigerator & runs one of those said labels (Shrimper), have collaborated on their second record together. Their first release was a one-sided LP-only release on Catsup Plate Records a decade back entitled Stranger Blues, a direct to one track live recording of the 2 playing together & sharing one mic. Though recorded in the same spot as the previous record (the living room of the Callaci home) New Secrets is a different record altogether from the previous EP.

The new 11 track record was recorded and mixed live by Jarvis Taveniere over the course of 3 days with the duo being backed up by Simon‘s band from the Ghosts record of last year. Augmenting the band on these recordings are guest spots by Franklin Bruno (Human Hearts, Nothing Painted Blue) & Kevin Morby (Woods / The Babies). The record is almost call & response w/ a Joyner song answering the plea to the preceding Callaci dirge. Reuniting the orginal cast from the first release, noted artist Rob Carmichael has designed the cover art around Callaci‘s drawings.


Track List:

side one

Old Man In the Rain
Guitar as Guitar
Let’s Make History Bleed
The Frayed End of the Rope

side two

San Antonio
Lost Invitations
Beat by Beat
Tender Came By
Blessed Things
There Will be a Time

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