The Waking Hours

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

"The Waking Hours" is the 8th and final album in The Blue Moon Bible series of albums by Sam Russell & the Harborrats. Like it's companion album (and 7th album in the series) "The Story of the Wreck," this album encompasses every era of the band through 8 years of recording and documents the coming to terms of not being able to return to a former idea of home via folk, soul and rock n'roll
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The Story of the Wreck

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

"The Story of the Wreck" is the 7th and penultimate album in Sam Russell & the Harborrats' Blue Moon Bible series of 8 albums. Along with it's companion album (and final album of the Blue Moon Bible) "The Waking Hours," this album compiles tracks from all eras of the band to tell the story of a man coming to terms with his past long after he should have done so. Religion and rock n' roll as a placebo for religion are attempted to be reconciled...and the failure to do so is "The Story of the Wreck."
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The Year of the Cow

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Year of the Cow” is the sixth release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by" The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." (hah just kinding, mostly).

"The Year of the Cow" is the most atypical of The Blue Moon Bible albums in being primarily acoustic, hushed and serene as a counterpoint to the preceding albums of the project. Recorded in musically-stripped fashion so there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, "The Year of the Cow" chases the elusive magic of Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" and Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" to the inevitable endpoint of fully personal and confessional revelations.

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The Water Balloon

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Water Balloon” is the second release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by" The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, he albums together tell one big story of love stumbled upon then lost and found over and over again, with different characters “portrayed” by Sam and his fellow Harborrat singers.

"The Water Balloon" contains traces of blues, Cajun and gospel to fit its theme of baptism and redemption

For more about The Blue Moon Bible project, visit www.thebluemoonbible.com
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The Sugar Nile

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Sugar Nile” is the forth release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by" The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, he albums together tell one big story of love stumbled upon then lost and found over and over again, with different characters “portrayed” by Sam and his fellow Harborrat singers.

"The Sugar Nile" features wistful and brief folk-based meditations throughout and the vocals of Allison Tulloss, who takes lead vocals on "New Duds for the Captain."

For more about The Blue Moon Bible project, visit www.thebluemoonbible.com
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The Salted Caramel Sinner

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Salted Caramel Sinner” is the third release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by" The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, he albums together tell one big story of love stumbled upon then lost and found over and over again, with different characters “portrayed” by Sam and his fellow Harborrat singers.

"The Salted Caramel Sinner" features epic arrangements and grand orchestrations to match the wide range of emotion and subject on display by Sam and company.

For more about The Blue Moon Bible project, visit www.thebluemoonbible.com
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The Youngest Sister

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Youngest Sister” is the second release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by" The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, he albums together tell one big story of love stumbled upon then lost and found over and over again, with different characters “portrayed” by Sam and his fellow Harborrat singers.

"The Youngest Sister"is the most classic-rock influenced of the Blue Moon Bible, featuring heavy and dirty layered-guitars in the styles of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Led Zeppelin and The Ramones. Punk, irish and folk melodies resonate throughout in both wild and tender fashion.

For more about The Blue Moon Bible project, visit www.thebluemoonbible.com
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The Katie Sermon

Sam Russell & the Harborrats

“The Katie Sermon” is the first release of Sam Russell's Blue Moon Bible project, an ongoing series of 8 albums with 8 songs apiece inspired by "The Odyssey" and James Joyce's "Ulysses." With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, he albums together tell one big story of love stumbled upon then lost and found over and over again, with different characters “portrayed” by Sam and his fellow Harborrat singers.

”The Katie Sermon” was released in August 2006 and became a regional hit in the Pacific Northwest, featured in heavy rotation at Seattle’s 90.3 KEXP.

For more about The Blue Moon Bible project, visit www.thebluemoonbible.com
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