The Jewel Fades
Nothing But Skin And Bones
Kingdom Of Rust
On A Limb
Eight songs that take the listener on journey from love and redemption to betrayal and despair. Turning summer day into brooding twilight like a West Texas thunderstorm sweeping across the high plains. Hailed as “…one cool ass country-jazz-cow-punk-excursion.“ “From Sunlight Into Shadow” is Country without the straw.”
The Truth and Love
Stones on the Bottom of the Sea
Anywhere You Go
The Plan (is Revealed)
Judging from Safe Distance
Back and Forth
Praised as, “having moments of originality that shove this album way beyond the usual run-of-the-mill,” welcomed as “a unique voice in Americana music.” With the title track garnering #5 top track of 2009 by Shotgun Majors, on KRVM Radio.
After a ten-year hiatus, singer-songwriter Brian Ledford is back with new songs. Commenting on his emergence after a decade of silence he offers, “Nothing like the dystopian hellscape of 2020 to fuel the creative spark.”
Drawing from his roots and what’s close to his heart, Ledford creates deeply evocative songs containing rich characters and storytelling. Music as much informed by The Clash as The Flatlanders. At turns as lush as Lanois, or as direct as Cash. But always with his unique thread of introspection and melody running through it.
The back story reads like the plot from a Wallace Stegner novel: the grandson of Oklahoma concrete finishers and Texas Oilmen, is born and raised in Dallas-Fort Worth, kicks around Texas looking for a home, trying his luck in Lubbock, Fort Worth, and Austin before pulling up stakes and making for the wet of the Pacific Northwest. Like a modern-day, musical version of the great western Boomer.