September 29, 2008

Midwest Dilemma: Timelines & Tragedies

Midwest Dilemma
photo: John Shartrand

Justin Lamoureux has come up with a musical genealogy. His ancestors started out as fur traders in Canada, came down on hard times during the Great Depression in the thirties, were caught in the Vietnam War and now they are living in Omaha. Naming his project Midwest Dilemma he rounded up a total of 23 musicians to perform on his extraordinary folk album Timelines & Tragedies.

Using strings, woodwinds, guitars, accordion and a musical saw this album catapults itself to the upper echelons of folk music. Think Fairport Convention, The OaKs, and Danny Schmidt. Lamoureux will tour with a few select musicians - try finding a stage that can hold two dozens of players.

Midwest Dilemma: Timelines & Tragedies

Timelines & Tragedies is a self-released album. Buy it from CD Baby, Homers Music and iTunes.

Tracks:
  1. Montreal
  2. Françoise
  3. Fur Trader
  4. The Great Depression
  5. Generals Orderly
  6. Good Samaritan
  7. Chicago and North Western
  8. Timelines & Tragedies
  9. Lucille
  10. Renault
  11. Sioux City
  12. Omaha
  13. Damage Is Done
Live dates:
  • 10/17 Omaha, NE, PS Collective
  • 10/18 Ames, IA, Ames Progressive Office
  • 10/19 Sheboygan, WI, Paradigm
  • 10/20 Louisville, KY, The Space at 6th and Oak
  • 10/22 Muncie, IN, Village Green Records
  • 10/23 Philadelphia, PA, Green Line Café
  • 10/24 New York, NY, Caffé Vivaldi
  • 10/25 Biddeford, ME, Hogfarm Studios
  • 10/26 Cambridge (Boston), MA, Lily Pad
  • 10/27 New York, NY, The Living Room
  • 10/28 Hamden, CT, The Space
  • 10/29 Montpelier, VT, Langdon Street Café
  • 10/30 Buffalo, NY, Bon Vivant
  • 10/31 Cleveland, OH, Barking Spider Tavern
  • 11/01 Chicago, IL, Red Line Tap
  • 11/02 Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews

» midwestdilemma.com
» myspace.com/midwestdilemma

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