Bill Lenker’s “West of 101”
From the Appalachian mountains of eastern Pennsylvania to the salty coast of the Pacific Northwest, Bill Lenker’s “West of 101“ tells guitar stories of a seeker wandering and roaming while finding balance between the present and the past.
A traditional stonemason by trade, Bill’s hand-chisels his original songs to feel as gritty and real as raw limestone or granite – sculpted with the proper tools to be strong enough to stand the test of time with flavors of bluegrass, folk, rock, and boom-chuck, performed with craft and soul.
- I Heard Your Captain
- West of 101
- Turn Out Your Fears
- Whiskey Hammer
Recorded at Olympia, Washington’s Moon Music in 1999, engineered by Scott Swayze (producer/engineer/guitar for Modest Mouse, The Dirty Birds etc.) and featuring violin by Tyler Reilly (also performs on Modest Mouse’s Lonesome Crowded West) and additional lead electric guitar by Mike Esparza (Chief), this authentic Americana album now digitally available via Archaeology Records.
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