Mountain Home

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Preview title track from Mountain Home, the new album coming April 26, 2011

Track listing:
1. Mountain Home
2. Desdemona
3. Medicine Man
4. Small Town
5. Danger and Good Times
6. Fall in Love Every Night
7. Jacksboro Highway
8. Old Sam
9. Prince of Peace
10. One Day Closer to Rain

Mountain Home, the sixth studio record from Austin, Texas-based songwriter Owen Temple, is a collection of 10 songs about eccentric characters living extraordinary lives in small towns and on the fringes of big cities.

The characters are all on edge- on the verge of freedom, catastrophe, and hope- and the songs tell of strange happenings in rural landscapes both past and present.

Recorded with producer Gabe Rhodes, the album has the feel of a live performance with stellar contributions from Charlie Sexton on bass and baritone guitar, Bukka Allen on keyboards, Tommy Spurlock on pedal steel, and drummer Rick Richards.

The project includes songs written by Temple and co-writes with Adam Carroll, Scott Nolan, and Gordy Quist (of the Band of Heathens). Temple’s love of folk, blues, and bluegrass shines through in the arrangements and the playing of his compadres.

“I love traditional music- old songs that cross time and space to tell you what the people cared about,” Temple says. “With my songs I'm trying to get down some of the stories of this place.”


Produced by Gabriel Rhodes
Recorded at Graceyland / Sunbird Studios, Austin, Texas

OWEN TEMPLE - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
CHARLIE SEXTON - Baritone Guitar, Bass
GABRIEL RHODES - Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Piano
RICK RICHARDS - Drums, Percussion
BUKKA ALLEN - Piano, Organ, Accordion
TOMMY SPURLOCK - Pedal Steel Guitar
ADAM CARROLL - Harmonica
GORDY QUIST - Harmony Vocals
JAMIE WILSON - Harmony Vocals

Cover photo by John Watkins. Used by permission. © Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.


Mountain Home
(Owen Temple)

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

Live oak and limestone and rivers when it rains
Big sky and cedar trees and cold clear springs
Every shade of blue, every shade of green
He's had gray prison walls, he's due a change of scene

He's going back to Mountain Home, Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long, he's going back to Mountain Home

That trouble at the ranch dragged down the family name
But he says he got more than his share of the blame
He's been locked up in Huntsville for twenty years or so
The middle of nowhere is where he wants to go

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

Flashing yellow light intersection in town
Tells travelers to take warning, but most folks don't slow down
With the post office closed, the wind's the only sound
He's headed home on a one way Greyhound

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

To that hilltop all alone
He's going back to Mountain Home


from Mountain Home, track released April 26, 2011


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