*Due to manufacturing delays, this vinyl will be available to ship in January
Limited Pressing, 180g Vinyl, Classic Black Wax, download card.
Recorded at the artist’s home with a dizzying array of vintage instruments, world-class microphones, and collectible gear, Hag Heaven by Tim Bluhm is a carefully crafted and seamlessly performed collection of 11 of Merle Haggard’s greatest compositions.
A few months prior to recording Hag Heaven, Bluhm and I finished Loaded with Lefty: A Tribute to Lefty Frizzell, employing nearly the same cast of characters that are on Hag Heaven. We sketched out the process for both albums with the same criteria: only songs written by the Artist would be considered, with deep respect for the original recordings.
Bluhm contributes a great deal here, layering gorgeous vocals, guitars, piano and keyboards with Dave Zirbel on Pedal Steel, Megan Lynch Chowning on Fiddle, Aidan Collins on Bass and Daryl VanDruff on Drums. From The Beach Boys-esque harmonies on “If We Make it Through December” to the funky twang of “Lord Don’t Give Up on Me”, Hag Heaven delivers on all fronts and ends far too soon. The performances speak for themselves, the quality of the recordings are top-notch and I am damn proud to have been involved.
- Mark Adams, Paso Robles, California
A portion of all revenue is donated to the Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.
1. Am I Standing In Your Way
2. Everybody's Had the Blues
3. If We Make It Through December
4. Someday We'll Look Back
5. Every Fool Has A Rainbow
9. Always Wanting You
10. Hungry Eyes
11. Don't Give Up On Me