In 2011 The Prairie Scholars (Andy and Jessica Eppler) were recording songs for a new album called “The Wasteland Ramble”. After recording several tracks they realized that the ten-year anniversary of Andy's recording career was passing them by. They dropped the Prairie Scholars project in favor of a retrospective album of Andy’s music called “Long and Lonesome Way”. In 2012, when the band came back to record “The Wasteland Ramble”, they decided to start fresh with new tracks.
The previously recorded tracks were put into the vault with no intention of being released. These great recordings were occasionally shared with close friends of the band and those friends convinced The Prairie Scholars to release them. They are now being released to the public under the title, “Wasted Tracks”.
Consisting of two new songs and three alternate versions of songs from “The Wasteland Ramble”, this collection features huge vocal harmonies and full band instrumentation.