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Terry Lee Hale 'Oh Life' (Official Video) / Tourdates

posted at 06/10/2022

'OH LIFE' - We're more than happy to show you the new song by Terry Lee Hale taken from the upcoming album 'The Gristle & Bone Affair' coming Sep 2nd via Glitterhouse Records. Pre-order here: https://linktr.ee/terryleehale

An album counts the miles and years. It’s a set of stories about people, about emotions and follies, and triumphs. About the changes in life. The Gristle & Bone Affair, Terry Lee Hale’s 14th record, the second he’s made in his home of 20 years in France, and first in his recently adopted city of Marseille. This finds him considering the life he left behind in the US, his time in Europe, and at some of the things the future might hold.

It’s an album that’s taken time, three years in the writing and recording that started before the pandemic stopped the world. It also marks a vastly different approach to writing songs for Hale. Instead of the fingerpicked guitar front and centre, often his hallmark sound, now the instrument – and his voice - stand as the bedrock of all the music here; he’s become part of the ensemble.

“I’m older, content to step back and let the music speak for itself,” he explains. „It’s enough to contribute at a base level, to be part of a collaboration. I wanted to leave room for others to fill in their parts. We all recorded separately, no choice with the lockdowns. I had no idea what the others were going to do.”

Listen to the opening track, “Oh Life,” where Žiga Golob’s (Chris Eckman, Steve Wynn) warm, plucked notes on the contrabass makes an introduction for Hale’s crisp yearning falsetto calls, an evocation of an American West that’s all but vanished.


Terry Lee Hale live 'The Gristle & Bone Affair Tour'
09.09.22 Karlsruhe, Jubez
10.09.22 Mülheim/Ruhr, private Show
11.09.22 Bremerhaven, private Show
12.09.22 Norderstedt, MusicStar
13.09.22 Wesel, JZ Karo
14.09.22 Langenau, Oldtimer Freunde
16.09.22 AT- Hartberg, Rittersaal
17.09.22 AT- Wien, Reigen
18.09.22 CZ- Bystre, Centrum Elada
19.09.22 CZ- Prague, KC Kastan

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