Rusty Willoughby | Filament Dust

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Filament Dust

by Rusty Willoughby

Home grown folk music from the hills of Seattle, Washington. Recorded in barns throughout the greater puget sound region.
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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1. Wrecker of Hearts
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2. Newsboy Jimmy Brown
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3. Don't Have to Work
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4. Roxbury Way
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5. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
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6. Mule Skinner Blues
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7. Where Are the Knives
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8. Interlude
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9. Filament Dust
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10. Cry Baby Cry
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11. Dear Lucifer
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12. We Are the Hollowed Out
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Album Notes
A Pacific Northwest songwriting mainstay, Rusty Willoughby has been writing, recording and performing music in Washington state since 1982. Largely known for his work with the rock/pop bands Pure Joy, Flop and Llama, Willoughby's mostly low key, lo fi and decidedly lo electricity records have flown under the radar for nearly a decade.

Influenced by everything from Woody Guthrie to Jacques Brel, Willougby's solo output is peculiar, difficult to categorize and seemingly patterned after the most viscerally stubborn and commercially inept western minds and talents of the last century. Refreshing even, perhaps.

Listen for more to come from this furry, hazy, damp, dark corner of the world, and you’ll be hearing the oddly mellifluous sound of a weird and mysterious depth being plummeted.


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Benjamin Zayas

My Favorite Song Writer
To me Rusty Willoughby has always been the Paul Simon of my generation. His lyrics, covering a myriad of topics, always seem to relate the divine within the ordinary, the beautiful within the commonplace, and the wonder that is available to all of us if we just open our eyes. I've had the pleasure on more than one occasion to share my love of his music (from Pure Joy, Flop, Llama, etc.) with friends from as far away as Finland, Canada, and South America. He is an inspiration to me in his own right and has turned me onto almost every artist he covers purely with the sincerity and integrity with which he pays tribute to material he did not write but so obviously loves. If you've never heard of Rusty it is only because true genius is rarely appreciated in its own lifetime. And I think that is a true shame, especially in Rusty's case.

Ray Friedrich

Rusty Willoughby is a musical genius!