The Quiet American Vol III: Wild Bill Jones

My friend Aaron Keim is creating an album all about Wild Bill Jones. The simple story:

First recorded in 1924, the song Wild Bill Jones is about a young woman who goes out walking with a “bad man” Wild Bill Jones. Her lover confronts them and kills Wild Bill Jones in a violent rage.

Aaron will be telling the story through song in a song cycle/folk opera presenting all sides of the story through new songs and old songs repurposed to fit.

He’s getting some of the best in the business to help:

In order to get the best possible sounds for the record, Aaron has enlisted two of the NW’s most experienced studios and engineers: Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Studies in Portland (M. Ward, The Decemberists) and Michael Connolly at Empty Sea studios in Seattle (Martha Scanlan, Coyote Grace).

I’m in.

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