Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gileah and the Ghost Train

I found Gileah and the Ghost Train through Gileah Taylor the lead singer of the band that also has a soloalbum called: The Golden Planes which I highly recommend as well. Therefore "Be The One" a track from that album is added as a bonus! In Gileah and the Ghost Train, Gileah's voice is just as beautiful as on her debut solo album, but now together with Ava Quigley's voice and the rest of the band, you'll hear a different side of it that I also immediately loved. I think I've found my new favorite band and singer for the next few weeks...!
Gileah and The Ghost Train write songs about doubt, faith, sin, heartbreak, love, and redemption. Gileah’s biggest influences are literary; Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Hardy, and George MacDonald. These guides give the record a powerful sense of drama. Although Gileah and The Ghost Train have been playing together for a number of years, this record marks their official debut as a band. The self-titled LP features Gileah Taylor as the voice and songwriter and Ava Quigley as the second voice/rhythm guitarist/hottest omnichordist ever. Joining them are the ghost members of The Ghost Train, guitarist Kevin Woerner, drummer Ben Phillips, and producer Allen Salmon. Allen wrote with the band, arranged the songs, laid down some wicked bass tracks, and created a majestic tone for the record.


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