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 its 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 its 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 albums. Blues, Cajun and gospel in a blender with whatever was overheard at the drugstore yesterday that day. Vocals for one song on this album were recorded in a basement room with terrible acoustics and a furnace that kept turning on whenever the record button was hit (seemingly a failed attempt of divine intervention).

When I was kid, my father (and minister of our small church) used to perform baptisms in one of those circular above-ground backyard pools. I always suspected that if the walls of the pool fell during the baptism and all the water flooded onto the lawn, the baptism wouldn't count.

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 albums. In true Harborrats style, "The Sugar Nile" casts a wide net of styles, from bastardized 60's pop to Paul Simon-in-Africa on crack and both everything and nothing in-between. Delicate folk comes on a like a drink of cool, clear water and candy metaphors run amok. Different voices float in and out of the either, the sister's voice always being the anchor back to reality.

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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 albums. Epic arrangements and grand orchestrations match impossibly wide emotional palettes sadly assumed to be triumphant.

This album is Lou Reed showing up backstage fucked-up at a Backstreet Boys reunion concert and says,"Check out these New Pornographers gentlemen" then takes them all out for Johnny Rocket's.

35-year olds storm the "restaurant," trying to relive the hysteria of their 20's and Jeff Tweedy suddenly walks in and asks Lou why he's wasting his time with these guys and dropping references to his own songs constantly while he's coming down hard.

Lou replies,"Because this is isn't really me, just a reference in a dumb website description for an album nobody really heard except the people that played on. But at least that was over 100 people."

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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 albums. The album features electric fiddles and cheap guitars played through cheaper amps multi-tracked by a low-budget Phil Spector reborn as a failed guilty-soaked Christian worshiping at the alter of Queen and Led Zeppelin. Delicate 60's folk songs are sandwiched in the middle of of album full of noise and desperation.

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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 albums. With styles ranging all over the Americana map from rock n’ roll, soul, country and gospel to doo-wop, punk and funk, "The Katie Sermon" is a dizzying and bipolar playlist with buried confessions waiting to be unearthed..

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