Ralph White - Something About Dreaming

Ralph White - Something About Dreaming

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This item is scheduled to be released on 26th August 2022.

“It’s what time passing really sounds like. It’s what a look really feels like. This record is someone touching you all over!” - Bill Callahan


Here’s artist Max Kuhn on hearing the new Ralph White recordings for the first time: “I was driving a familiar round trip across the high desert when I first put it on. It immediately spoke to me. In the lyrics there's a familiar geography for me, a familiar emotional landscape for all of us. And maybe it was driving an almost 40 year old truck on sun baked & cracked asphalt in July, but it's like you can hear his songs coming apart- the cadence, the rhymes stumbling & defying expectations, consistency but they just keep moving. You have no choice but to go with it. Probably a good lesson for how to live in this era we're in, cracking up but keeping it all running somehow, trying to make something pretty with the time.” Recorded in Austin, Texas in March of 2020, just days before the city and the rest of the world shut down, Ralph White spent two days with producer, Jerry David DeCicca (Will Beeley, Ed Askew) and recording engineer, Don Cento, capturing a raw and wild set of performances. Ralph, having recently converted his van into a mobile living and touring quarters equipped with a wood-burning stove, left Austin, the city where he was born 70 years ago, and retreated to an Arizona commune where he began building a new house in the desert hills to escape the virus and insanity of daily living. Ralph takes us on a journey through his myriad of travels: from Dock Boggs to Syd Barrett to William Faulkner to Stella Chiweshe to Blind Uncle Gaspard…scratching banjo, rasping train whistle hollers, rolling kalimba, rousing accordion, taut shimmers of guitar, caustic fiddle and lyrics - that could have been hidden amongst the dusty inner groove of a lost Harry Smith 78 - weaving in and out of streams of consciousness, time and place. In addition to his solo work, White has recorded or performed with a diverse group of folk and avant-garde musicians: Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Jandek, Jack Rose, Eugene Chadbourne, Michelle Shocked, Sir Richard Bishop, and Michael Hurley.


1. Gun Barrel Polka
2. Misinformation Shuffle
3. El Golfo
4. Something About Dreaming
5. Rye Straw
6. The Stovepipe Blues
7. No Stranger
8. Morning Sickness
9. Lord Franklin

Artist: Ralph White
Label: Worried Songs
Catalogue: WS009
Barcode: 5060853701795
Format: LP
Release Date: 26th August 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 26th August 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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When is this released?

Ralph White - Something About Dreaming is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 26th August 2022. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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What is the discount?

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