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Yeoman

by Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri

Deep backwoods grooves and stark New England poetry venturing way back into expansive wavelengths of harmonica, trombone and tuba.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Family of Thieves Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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2. Oh, the Experience I Have Had (Mary Rowlandson, 1676) Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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3. January Hills Road (Leverett, Massachusetts) Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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4. Enough Coyotes Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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5. Hay Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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6. Nuclear Camping Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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7. Mary Webster, Witch of Hadley (1683) Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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8. Mile-Long Hayfield Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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9. Captain Beers, Your Massacre (Northfield, Ma, 1675) Rob Skelton's Pitchfork & Mike Mauri
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Local forester Mike Mauri describes Pitchfork's music as "Chestnut Hill groove", a unique blend of cutting-edge New-England sugar-shack Americana, mysterious wigwam manifestos, and foot-stomping radical anarcho-lounge chilltones. Let's just say that if every New England hilltop had a band like this, we'd be well on our way to a new revolution!" Now imagine adding starkly poetic narraives of past and present to that. Wow! Now buckle up for the ride.


Recorded @ Lil Shack Records, proprietor Mark Herschler, winter 2012 Northampton MA; engineered and mixed by Dan Richardson. Played by drummer J.J. Humphrey, bassist Brian Rodrix, guitarist Tom Ricard, trombonist J. Starpoli, with Kevin Smith on tuba. Poetry and voice by Mike Mauri; songs, guitar, and harmonica by Rob Skelton. Cover art by John Sendelbach; photo by Paul Franz. © 2012. All rights reserved.



Recent Venues Played:

Greenfield Farmer’s Market (on the Town Common, Greenfield, MA)
Burrito Rojo (Turners Falls, MA)
The Stone Church (Brattleboro, VT)
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival (Orange, MA)
Memorial Theater (Shelburne Falls, MA)
The Ashfield Lake House (Ashfield, MA)
The Rattlesnake Gutter Coop Spring Fling (Leverett, MA)
Homegrown (Greenfield, MA, Public Access Channel)
The Orange Innovation Center (Orange, MA)
Fool for You (art opening at Art for Life Gallery, Orange, MA)
Greenfield Annual Word Festival (Greenfield Grille, Greenfield, MA)
Bart’s Cafe (Greenfield, MA)
Creative Economy Summit, Shelburne-Buckland Community Center (Shelburne Falls, MA)
The Bookmill (Montague, MA)
Shadows (outdoor art opening on the Sawmill River) (Leverett, MA)


Upcoming CD Release Party: December 16, 2012, 7:45 p.m.,
at the Luthier’s Coop, Cottage Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA, $5.







More information to be provided soon.



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Candace Curran

Beg, borrow or steal a listen to YEOMAN, Rob Skelton's Pitchfork with Mike Mauri
Mauri, forester and poet, has obviously spent a lot of time in the woods, in waterholes and libraries. He intimately story-tells a meditative traipse with the locals, he whittles non-fictional accounts of hill-folk ghosts, witches, the massacred and redeemed. Perfect side-kicks, balance of riff and drift, Mauri and the band pitch a dark whimsy, intuit with genius blue guitar, a lick and spit of shotgun tuba and drums that heartbeat the collective conscience. Skelton, outfitted in instruments, gives a gnarly dog performance you should hunt down, see for yourself, but if you can't audience, then download, beg, borrow, steal YEOMAN. You won't sit still for long.