"Roots rockers The Pinkerton Raid revive the art of the singalong ... with brand new songs about hope against all odds (cough*, 45 and all that), nightly road trips guided by the stars, and chance meetings with small town locals. Jesse James DeConto, the band's songwriter ... has good eye for a story, wrapping it in poetic imagery. Where the Wildest Spirits Fly is a collection of heartfelt Americana. ... Recommended if you like Wilco and The Band." -- HERE COMES THE FLOOD
"Anthemic...you’re gripped right from opening track." -- AMERICANA UK
"Searing and colorful imagery...story-driven material with more to say than a catchy chorus...[in] the tradition of artists — Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke — writing about social change." -- WILMINGTON STAR NEWS
"On album number four, The Pinkerton Raid celebrate the human race as one community, drawn together whether the back story is in an Indiana cornfield (“Windmills in the Fog”), toasting the art of giving with a beer-garden beat (“Sweet Pitchers of Mercy”), or floating 'Stella Maris' on rhythmic waves of guitar notes and percussion. ... Vignettes that search for meaning in the length of a song." -- THE ALTERNATE ROOT
released May 1, 2018 All songs
(C) 2018 Jesse James DeConto
Produced by David Wimbish, with Jesse James DeConto & Jeff Crawford
Engineered & mixed by Jeff Crawford at Arbor Ridge Studios, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Mastered by Morgan Sizer at Mozu Mastering, Atlanta, Ga.
vocals, acoustic and electric guitars - Jesse James DeConto
drums, background vocals - Scott McFarlane
bass - Jonathan DePue
electric guitar, ukulele, background vocals - Steven DeConto
saxophone - Tony Sali
trumpet, trombone - Graham Dickey
Rhodes, piano, percussion, vibraphone, guitars - David Wimbish
organ, percussion - Jeff Crawford
background vocals - Alex Hill, Caroline Schuman, Katie DeConto
background vocals on "The House of Green" - Brett Harris
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