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Torn Up Routes

by Ian Fitzgerald

Americana/Folk/Twangless Country/Skeleton Music
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Long-Distance Operator
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2. William The Conqueror
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3. Arizona Bound
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4. 116 Highways
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5. Wind Up In The Wind
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6. Burning Springtime
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7. Occasionally When It Rained
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8. Santa Cruz
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9. Listen For The Fire
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10. Foundation Rock
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11. Daybreak Depends On Darkness
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12. Broken Hallelujah
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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How do you define a record that refuses to define itself?
You don't. You just recommend that people go out and buy it to discover the rootsy folk-rock magic for themselves.

As its name suggests, "Torn Up Routes" -- the sophomore release from poet and musician Ian Fitzgerald -- is full of tales of travel and transition, both real and metaphorical. Defined by Dylanesque poetry and stripped-down melodies that serve the lyrics rather than overpower them, the album blends past, present and future in a format that is technically modern folk, but in reality sounds like a relic of a decidedly less modern world.

Vivid and haunting, "Torn Up Routes" is a 12-song trip that anyone who appreciates good music should take.

-Lauren Carter
The Sun Chronicle


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Matthew Weber

A Second Spring for Folk Music
Torn Up Routes will fundamentally shake the pillars of modern folk/rock music and renew the once aspired passion at its core
'roots'. It is an auditory delight, mixed and mastered to perfection with lyrics dripping in a poetic feast. This album is a necessity for musical purists, rock and rollers, and toe-tappers alike.

Dave M.

An Incredible Album
Torn Up Routes, Ian Fitgerald's sophomore effort, is an instant classic. Opening with the fun and catchy "Long-Distance Operator", he follows with the landmark "William The Conqueror", with melodies and lyrics that compare favorably to Fitzgerald's influence, Bob Dylan. "Arizona Bound", "116 Highways", and "Wind up in the Wind" feel like a roadtrip with the beatniks, and all the torment and fun therein. "Foundation Rock" and "Broken Hallelujah" merit special mention among the remaining, all solid folksy ballads that pepper this great CD.

V.S.

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