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SImple Motion

Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz

Simple Motion will begin streaming on Feb. 16, 2024. Until then the CD is available for purchase here, and only here. (No international sales, unfortunately. The postage is just prohibitively expensive. Proper UK will have it available in February.)

Eric Brace and Thomm Jutz have just made their debut album.
A curious fact, given they’ve played a few hundred shows together over the past decade, and have recorded five records together in the company of their musical comrade Peter Cooper.

But with Simple Motion, Eric and Thomm launch the next leg of their varied and impressive careers.

When Peter died in December, 2022, the music world lost one of its brightest and best. And Thomm and Eric lost a musical brother whose creative spark had always inspired them and sent them down new paths together. The question was before them as 2023 dawned: “What next?”
And the answer came easily: Make music.

And so they did. Eric and Thomm began writing songs together, booking gigs, hitting the road, and spending time in Thomm’s recording studio. The resulting 14 tracks capture the duo in different ways. There are songs with just two voices and two acoustic guitars. There are songs with a full band of brilliant players (bassist Mark Fain, drummer Lynn Williams, fiddler Tammy Rogers, banjo players Richard Bailey and Justin Moses, mandolinist Mike Compton, accordionist and piper Jeff Taylor).But however they’re arranged, the songs are full of life and love and beauty and sadness, conveying the joy of being alive while not ignoring the deep blue of loss that these past few years have marked us all with. 


by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz
Across the Canadian plains, the rise of wheat cultivation led to manpower shortages, especially during threshing season. From 1890 to 1930, trains from back east called “harvest excursion trains” brought crews of workers west to bring in the wheat. One thing that drove the demand for wheat was the demand for toast. No really! That was on account of the invention of a safe countertop toaster (because who doesn't love hot buttered toast?). But another invention — the combine harvester — made human threshing crews obsolete and took away this guy’s job. I’m fully expecting AI to soon push us singer-songwriters into obsolescence.

2 - BURN (2:40)

by Finn Goodwin-Bain & Thomm Jutz
Do you ever wonder what the heck you're doing here? You, alive, right now, on this planet? As long as you're here, maybe try to bring some light into the world, into the lives of folks around you. Quit cursing and light that candle. Burn.

3 - SIMPLE MOTION (3:18)

by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz
The parallel lines of railroad tracks helped define the North American continent, moving freight and people from one place to another. And sometimes (as a great folk song reminds us), the same old train that brought you here is gonna carry you away again. Paul Simon sang that everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance. Some insomniacs might disagree.

4 - OUTSIDE VIEWS (3:02)

by Mike Compton & Thomm Jutz
When your mood matches the dreary weather, it’s hard to conjure your muse. Sometimes you can work through it, but sometimes you just have to sit and look out the window and let the weary blues wash over you.

5 - JUST A MOMENT (4:13)

by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz
During the pandemic, some of my East Nashville neighbors held front yard talent shows for the local kids (socially distanced, of course). One youngster played a fine trumpet. To my ears it was the sound of hope.


by Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz
A true story. We should all sing the chorus over and over to remind ourselves there are always situations we can’t control, broken things we can’t fix, circumstances that are beyond our control. Now, take a deep breath and sing along. (Who’s Lisa Timmons? Our travel agent, of course.)


by Eric Brace
They say you can’t outrun your troubles, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick around and invite them to supper. Go ahead and go. You just might shake them. It’s a big world. 


by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz
When you’re surrounded by intolerance and hypocrisy, sometimes the best weapon is a swinging song and dance. This cosmopolitan soul whose playground was 1930s Europe is all too aware of the beast among us, and uses a flamboyant arsenal to keep it at bay.

9 - ADAM & EVE (3:51)

by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz & Bert Van Mourik
Visiting the gorgeous south coast of Ireland, Thomm and I heard the tragic true tale of the fishing boat Tit Bonhomme from our friend Bert. Pointing to two small rocky islands just past the mouth of Glandore Harbour, Bert told us their biblical names and said that sailors knew they had to “avoid Adam and hug Eve.” But on January 15, 2011, during a terrible storm, the Tit Bonhomme couldn’t follow that adage, and paid the price.


by Tammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz
If you’re lucky enough to stick around awhile, there comes a moment when you realize there’s probably more life behind than there is up ahead. As that truth kicks in, there’s a deeper appreciation of the passing days. If you’re not pausing to take it all in, Thomm and Tammy wrote you this reminder.

11 - RAMBLE (2:41)

by Eric Brace
Think about it. Most of the walking you do is from one interior space to another: Home to car. Car to store. Office to home. Car to bar. It’s as if the outdoors were an obstacle to overcome to get to the next indoor space. So let’s change how we think about it and get back outside for its own sake. Make no plan, put one foot in front of the other, have no destination, look up at the open sky. You’ll be glad you did.

12 - ARKANSAS (3:47)

by Eric Brace & Thomm Jutz
A phrase overheard, one end of a phone conversation in a shopping center. A woman asking, “Are you on your way to Arkansas?” And me texting those words to Thomm. “This is a song, right?” It was, and it is. Somehow in the writing, a jaunty phrase turned dark and mysterious. Stripped bare but open to interpretation, a simple motion with less-than-simple emotions, a rail line east to west, a bridge across the Mississippi. 


by Trey Hensley & Thomm Jutz
If you’ve spent any time at all in Nashville over the past few years, you’ve seen the changes. They’ve come faster and been more brutal than we could have imagined. The passage of time can be devastating, but time is like geology, layered with the past, a past that’s still there if you know how to look.

14 - SEA FEVER (2:48)

by Eric Brace & John Masefield
John Masefield was poet laureate of the U.K. from 1930 until his death in 1967. In his earlier years he was many things: a barkeep, a carpet maker, a vagrant, and a sailor, but he was always writing. His 1916 volume of seafaring verse, Salt-Water Poems and Ballads, included “Sea-Fever.” That poem landed in my email basket, one of those “Poem of the Day” things you can sign up for. Reading through it, it had the rhythm and spirit of a song waiting to be sung. It turned out there are a few musical versions already out there, but none was satisfying to my ears, so I made up a melody and chords, stitched them to Masefield’s words, and voilà! A brand new old-time folk song.

“And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, and a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick is over…”

Everything Will Be

Eric Brace & Last Train Home

Last Train Home spent much of 2021 recording an album in lots of different places -- Nashville TN, Alexandria VA, Doylestown PA, Franklin TN, Silver Spring MD, Herndon VA, Washington DC. We sent audio files back and forth, bouncing ideas off of satellites and through underground cables, and thanks to producer/engineer/guitarist Jared Bartlett's uncanny ease at layering myriad soundwaves into a coherent whole, we have album #10, EVERYTHING WILL BE, a mere 25 years after forming in Washington D.C. This latest release adds yet another chapter to Last Train Home's ongoing audio explorations, bringing everything from sambas and New Orleans brass bands, Bakersfield picking and reverse guitar tape loops, bodhráns and baritone saxes into the mix to render seven songs of band leader Eric Brace's and four perfectly chosen covers.

Download Liner Notes (PDF)


Daytime Highs and Overnight Lows

Eric Brace & Last Train Home

Daytime Highs and Overnight Lows (2020) is Last Train Home’s first new record in more than ten years.
From Eric: “One summer day in 2019, I walked up my East Nashville street carrying a batch of songs to Eric Fritsch’s Eastwood Studios, where I was joined by my fellow Nashvillians Martin Lynds (drums) and Jim Gray (bass) to lay down the rhythm tracks. After that, we recorded Jen Gunderman’s keyboard parts, along with my vocals and guitar, at Thomm Jutz’s studio outside Nashville. Then it was up to D.C. where Jared Bartlett tracked his guitar parts, my brother Alan’s harmonica and voice, Kevin Cordt’s trumpet and Chris Watling’s saxophone, Bill Williams and Scott McKnight’s vocals, and Dave Van Allen’s pedal steel. As Jared began mixing, Scott and Bill were also recording parts in their home studios and sending them to him – guitars, banjo, mandolin, keyboards. There were final touches added by guests Justin Moses (banjo), Thomm (acoustic guitar), and Lindsay Hayes (backing vocals). Jared took all these sounds and mixed them into a record that I think is truly a treat for the ears.”




Riverland (2018) is a concept album about Mississippi — both the big river and the troubled-but-beautiful state — though Brace is a Washington, D.C. guy, Cooper is from South Carolina, and Jutz grew up in Germany’s Black Forest. The album features thirteen new compositions and one remarkable cover, from the pen of bootleg preacher Rev. Will D. Campbell, who spent his life working for equality and befriending an oddly endearing group of poets, prophets, and pugilists that included Tom T. Hall, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Muhammad Ali. Campbell’s “Mississippi Magic” is the album’s centerpiece, and his peculiar sensibility is also explored in “Tom T. and Brother Will,” a song about his friendship with country music’s greatest storyteller. 


Profiles in Courage, Frailty, and Discomfort


The trio's first album Profiles in Courage, Frailty, and Discomfort (2016), is fourteen songs by all three members, tackling such weighty topics as moonwalks, steamboat captaining, dollar-slots, Johnny Cash’s gravesite, Jerry Lee Lewis’s birthplace, Willie Nelson’s notions of eternity, the downside of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a Tennessee town flooded for the sake of electricity.

Eric, Peter, and Thomm each have something distinct and slightly skewed to say about the world, and when they bring their singular perspectives to the trio table, it’s a perfect example of a whole being much greater than the sum of its parts. 


Cartes Postales

Eric Brace

Cartes Postales (2017) is a sublime collection of eleven French songs from the 1920s through the 2000s. Finally exploring his family's musical tree, Eric Brace honors his late French father with this album of songs originally recorded by Django Reinhardt, Charles Trenet, Lucienne Boyer, Henri Salvador, Georges Ulmer, and more.

Eric called on one of the most extraordinary musical talents of our time, Rory Hoffman, to create Cartes Postales. Rory is a blind multi-instrumentalist whose facility with nearly any instrument you can name -- and with nearly any musical style you can name -- made him the obvious choice for the album. Layering track upon track of gypsy guitar, clarinet, accordion, piano, saxophone, banjo, harmonica, and more, Rory created a spectacular musical landscape, alongside bassist Mark Fain and drummer Lynn Williams. 


Just a Mortal Man

Jerry Lawson

Jerry Lawson, lead singer and founding member of the Persuasions, makes his solo debut at 71 years old. With help from Grammy-nominated producer Eric Brace, Jerry makes the thirteen songs on 2015’s Just a Mortal Man his own, with elegance, heart, and soul. The album features songs from a group of writers including Paul Simon, Robert Hunter, Ayo, Phil Lee, Peter Cooper, and Brace. Jerry pays tribute to two of his heroes, recording tunes from the Temptations’ David Ruffin and Bobby “Blue” Bland. The recordings feature a core band of Nashville's finest: Joe Pisapia on electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, and bass, Jen Gunderman on keyboards, and Duane Blevins on drums.

While guest musicians like Jim Lauderdale and the McCrary Sisters also make appearances on Just a Mortal Man, the album is about Jerry, and his beautiful, powerful, rich, sweet, and smoky voice, heard in a way that it’s never been heard.



Peter Cooper

For his fourth solo album, Depot Light (2015), Peter Cooper has chosen to set aside his own powerful songwriting muse and record twelve breathtaking compositions by Eric Taylor. The Houston-based Taylor, who died in 2020, crafted his extraordinary songs for decades. A contemporary of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Taylor has been called "the Hemingway of our time" by Nanci Griffith, and if you don't know his body of work, these elegant interpretations (arranged by acoustic music maestro Thomm Jutz, with help from Justin Moses, Andrea Zonn, Pat McInerney, Mark Fain, and other stellar musicians), are an excellent place to begin your exploration. An album of depth and nuance, plot twists and texture, sadness and beauty.

Hangtown Dancehall: A Tale of the California Gold Rush

Hangtown Dancehall: A Tale of the California Gold Rush


Various Artists

Hangtown Dancehall (2014), Eric Brace & Karl Straub’s folk opera, is the story of two young lovers, Betsy and Ike, who leave their Missouri home for California during the Gold Rush. Eric first met the two characters in a folk song, "Sweet Betsy From Pike," that he heard in his childhood in Placerville, California. With Hangtown Dancehall, Eric and Karl tell the rest of Betsy and Ike's story.

CD includes lyrics and narrative in a 24-page booklet, featuring the art of Julie Sola.

Track List:

  1. Sweet Betsy from Pike
  2. Pretty Girl in Missouri (Eric Brace)
  3. Gone to California (Eric Brace)
  4. El Dorado Two-Step (Tim O’Brien)
  5. If You Don’t Know Me (Kelly Willis & Eric Brace)
  6. Afternoons Gone Blind (Karl Straub)
  7. Come Back, Isaac (Kelly Willis)
  8. From Pearl River to Gold Mountain (Andrea Zonn)
  9. Marshall’s Reel
  10. Smile and a Little Skin (Kelly Willis)
  11. Elizabeth, Precious and Rare (Tim O’Brien)
  12. King Midas (Darrell Scott)
  13. Hangtown Fry (Karl Straub & Eric Brace)
  14. Death in Hangtown (Karl Straub)
  15. Life Story [with Umbrellas] (Jason Ringenberg)
  16. Pike County Rose (Kelly Willis)
  17. I Know a Bird (Eric Brace)
  18. Sweet Betsy from Pike
  19. Hanging Tree (Wesley Stace)
  20. So Many Miles (Kelly Willis & Eric Brace)
  21. Song for Walter (Eric Brace)
  22. El Dorado Farewell (Tim O’Brien)
Early + I Can't Wait [bundle]

Early + I Can't Wait [bundle]



Includes Fayssoux records Early (2008) and I Can’t Wait (2014), both produced by Peter Cooper. Fayssoux's voice was an integral element of some of country music's finest recordings: she sang duet and harmony vocals on Emmylou Harris' "Green Rolling Hills," "Spanish is a Loving Tongue," "Bluebird Wine", "Too Far Gone,” and more. After years out of the recording business, Fayssoux was rediscovered by music journalist, author, and singer-songwriter Peter Cooper, who convinced her to return to performing.


  1. The Blackest Crow
  2. Early
  3. Save it! Save it!
  4. I Know It's Over
  5. California Earthquake
  6. Amen Children
  7. Bugler
  8. Walking Home in the Rain
  9. I Know How it Feels to Love
  10. Miss the Mississippi and You
  11. Weepin' Mary

I Can’t Wait:

  1.  I Can't Wait
  2. When the Thought of You Catches Up With Me
  3. My Brain
  4. Golightly Creek
  5. Running Out of Lies
  6. Mama's Hungry Eyes
  7. Find Your Own Light
  8. The Last Night of the War
  9. Ragged Old Heart
  10. Hell On a Poor Boy
  11. I Made a Friend of a Flower Today
  12. Some Things Are Too Good to Last


The Comeback Album

The Comeback Album


Eric Brace & Peter Cooper

Grammy nominees Eric Brace & Peter Cooper return with The Comeback Album (2013), a sparkling set that marries nine self-penned songs with gems from Tom T. Hall, Karl Straub, and David Halley.

“You can rely on these guys; if it’s got either of their names on the cover, then just get it. If it’s one of their occasional collaborations, you’ll be doubly rewarded. Gram Parsons’ old road manager calls them the Neverly Brothers, a name which fits with their own self-deprecating humour whilst paying respect to the quite wonderful harmonies they produce when they sing together... The more you listen, the more you appreciate the qualities that make it so comfortable and, like all of their music that I’ve ever heard, you’ll just keep going back to it to remind yourself just how easy and beautiful music-making can be. For their 'comeback,’ Brace and Cooper have made one more album to make the heart glad in the years to come.” – No Depression

  1. Ancient History
  2. Ponzi Scheme
  3. Thompson Street
  4. Johnson City
  5. Mad
  6. She Can't Be Herself
  7. Kissing Booth
  8. Nobody Knows
  9. Boxcars
  10. Carolina
  11. Sailor
  12. Rain Just Falls
Opening Day

Opening Day


Peter Cooper

Opening Day (2013), Cooper's third solo album, features nine superb Peter Cooper originals as well as a compelling cover of Bill Morrissey’s “Birches,” hailed as one of the album’s “finest moments.”

"In short, it’s an album rippling with all the heart and humanity of a great Peter Cooper editorial." - CM Wilcox, Country California

“The first time Peter Cooper played me a song I knew that he wasn't just a journalist but rather one of my generation's truest and most thoughtful songwriters. And we're close buddies, too, so I already have his new album. It's f***ing great... Did you ever hear what Kris Kristofferson said about him? That's what I think, too.” - Todd Snider 

  1. Much Better Now
  2. Opening Day
  3. A Million Miles to the City
  4. Feels Like Home
  5. Jenny Died at 25
  6. Grandma's Tattoo
  7. Distraction
  8. Quiet Little War
  9. Part Time
  10. Great Today
  11. Birches
I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow CD + coloring book

I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow CD + coloring book


Various Artists

2011 GRAMMY nominee for Best Children's Album! This bundle of I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow includes an 8x8, 28-page lyric coloring book, with original linocut artwork by Julie Sola.

Producers Peter Cooper and Eric Brace assembled the perfect cast to pay tribute to country music’s greatest storyteller. Gathered in the recording studio at Tom T.’s Fox Hollow farm, artists like Patty Griffin, Duane Eddy, Bobby Bare, and Buddy Miller put their own spin on the Country Music Hall of Famer’s most beloved work, his 1974 album, Songs of Fox Hollow

  1. I Love - Patty Griffin
  2. Sneaky Snake - Buddy Miller featuring Duane Eddy
  3. Everybody Loves to Hear a Bird Sing - Peter Cooper with Baker Maultsby & Duane Eddy
  4. I Like to Feel Pretty Inside - Jim Lauderdale
  5. The Mysterious Fox of Fox Hollow - Eric Brace & Last Train Home
  6. I Wish I Had a Million Friends - Elizabeth Cook & Tim Carroll
  7. The Barn Dance - Gary Bennett
  8. The Song of the One-Legged Chicken - Mark & Mike
  9. How to Talk to a Little Baby Goat - Jon Byrd
  10. Ole Lonesome George the Basset - Tommy Cash
  11. I Care - Bobby Bare
  12. I Made a Friend of a Flower Today - Fayssoux & Tom T. Hall
Mission Door + The Lloyd Green Album [bundle]

Mission Door + The Lloyd Green Album [bundle]


Peter Cooper

Includes Peter Cooper solo albums Mission Door (2008) and The Lloyd Green Album (2010).

Mission Door is the debut album from Peter Cooper, a songwriter from East Nashville, Tennessee. The Lloyd Green Album, a duo recording of voice and pedal steel, was inspired by the instrumental work of Lloyd Green, who has recorded with country greats for five decades.

“Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist's eye and a human heart and soul. His songs are the work of an original, creative imagination, alive with humor and heartbreak and irony and intelligence, with truth and beauty in the details.” - Kris Kristofferson

Mission Door:

  1. Boy Genius
  2. All the Way to Heaven
  3. Wine
  4. Couple of Lies
  5. Take Care
  6. Mission Door
  7. They Hate Me
  8. 715 (For Hank Aaron)
  9. Sheboygan
  10. One by One
  11. Andalusia
  12. Thin Wild Mercury

The Lloyd Green Album:

  1. Dumb Luck
  2. The Last Laugh
  3. Elmer the Dancer
  4. Gospel Song
  5. Bells of Odilia
  6. Mama, Bake a Pie
  7. Champion of the World
  8. Tulsa Queen
  9. That Poor Guy
  10. What Dub Does
  11. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
  12. Train to Birmingham
You Don't Have to Like Them Both + Master Sessions [bundle]

You Don't Have to Like Them Both + Master Sessions [bundle]


Eric Brace & Peter Cooper

Includes Eric Brace & Peter Cooper duo albums You Don’t Have to Like Them Both (2009) and Master Sessions (2010).

Eric Brace & Peter Cooper (plus a stellar band) combine forces on their own songs and on songs by Kris Kristofferson, Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, David Olney and more on You Don’t Have to Like Them Both.

Master Sessions was made with the duo’s two instrumental heroes, Mike Auldridge and Lloyd Green. Mike and Lloyd both say they rank these recordings with their finest and most fulfilling. Eric and Peter can say the same, while being able to add that they've made a record with their heroes.

You Don’t Have to Like Them Both:
1. I Know a Bird
2. Omar’s Blues
3. Down to the Well
4. Drinking From a Swimming Pool
5. The Man Who Loves to Hate
6. The First in Line
7. Denali, Not McKinley
8. I Know Better Now
9. Lucky Bones
10. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still
11. Just the Other Side of Nowhere
12. Yesterdays and Used to Be’s

Master Sessions:
1. Wait a Minute
2. Suffer a Fool
3. It Won't Be Me
4. Missoula Tonight
5. Big Steve
6. Circus
7. Behind Your Back
8. I Flew Over Our House Last Night
9. Nice Old Man
10. Silent Night
11. I Wish We Had Our Time Again

East Nashville [bundle]: Yuletide from the Other Side + Vol. 3: More Music from the Other Side

East Nashville [bundle]: Yuletide from the Other Side + Vol. 3: More Music from the Other Side


Various Artists

Includes Yuletide from the Other Side: More Music from East Nashville (2007) and East Nashville Vol. 3: More Music from the Other Side (2009)

Following on the heels of the acclaimed (but out-of-print) collection of East Nashville music, The Other Side (2006), comes Yuletide From the Other Side, a splendid compilation of 37 songs of seasonal cheer. East Nashville Vol. 3 is another stellar collection of original tunes from some of East Nashville's talented songwriters.

1. Jon Byrd / Silent Night
2. Tom Mason / Little Drummer Boy
3. Last Train Home / Home For Christmas
4. Jennifer Niceley & the Downtown Wigs/ Bringing in a Brand New Year
5. Kevin Gordon / Louisiana Snow
6. Elizabeth Cook / A Kiss for Christmas
7. Phil Lee / (I Wanna Spend My) Christmas Time With You
8. The Dean Martinis / Cool Yule
9. Soul Food / Silent Night
10. Sara Beck / Just Like Christmas Eve
11. Korby Lenker / Christmas Rain
12. Cerys Matthews / Y Corryn Ar Pry'
13. Joe Pagetta / Dominick the Donkey
14. Pru Clearwater / Christmas Kisses (With Kookaburras)
15. Ron Gomez / Santa's on a Diet
16. Dawn McCoy / This Christmas
17. Diana Jones / Hark the Herald Angels Sing
18. Matt Combs / Greensleeves

1. Mark & Mike / Merry Christmas - Tighten Up
2. The Gypsy Hombres / Django Bells
3. Neilson Hubbard / End of the Year
4. Carol Ann Turney /Christmas Alphabet
5. Andy Scheinman / Holiday Season
6. Circus Dog Serenade/ Snow
7 Pete Finney w/ Guthrie Trapp / Away in the Manger
8. Ode Hazelwood / Black Friday Blues
9. Joshua Black Wilkins / It Ain't Christmas
10. Duane Jarvis / Holiday Blues
11. Memphis in Orbit / Sleigh Ride
12. Chris Richards / It's the Thought That Counts
13. Kimberly Quinn / My (One and Only) Christmas Song
14. Joe McMahan / Snowbound
15. Rich Gilbert featuring JudithAnn Winters and Jim Winters / Do You Ever Think of Me?
16. Meghan Hayes / Kosher for Christmas
17. Kenny Mullins / Talking Christmas Post-9/11 Anti-Terrorist Blues
18. Aynsley McLean / What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
19. The New Nashvillains / Peace in the Valley

Vol. 3:
1. Neon Tombstone - Phil Lee
2. Way Down Below - Kieran Kane
3. Tranquility Base - Eric Brace
4. Gospel Song - Peter Cooper & Lloyd Green
5. Broken Promise Land - Anne McCue
6. Black Dog - Kevin Gordon
7. I Wish It Was Friday - Chuck Mead
8. On the Wire - Elizabeth Cook
9. Renaissance Rodeo - Matt Urmy
10. Getting Thru - Carey Ott
11. Love You Like the Earth - Audrey Auld
12. Reputation - Jon Byrd
13. Tiny Drops of Rain - Amelia White
14. Amanda - Stephen Simmons
15. No Easy Way - Tim Carroll
16. I Miss You Already - Duane Jarvis
17. Midnight Bruiser - Taylor Bates
18. Chano Pozo's Shoes - Tom Mason
19. The Taterbug Rag - Phil Lee


Six Songs + Tributaries [bundle]

Six Songs + Tributaries [bundle]


Eric Brace & Last Train Home

Includes Last Train Home’s two EPs, Tributaries (2001) and Six Songs (2009). Tributaries is a collection of songs contributed over the years to various tribute and compilation CDs. Six Songs includes some swing-era standards interpreted as only Last Train Home would do them, along with a couple hard-driving rockers. This EP is a great reminder of LTH's fearless and joyous eclecticism. Karl Straub is a world-class original on electric guitar, and he joins the band here on all six songs.


  1. Train Leaves Here This Morning
  2. So Long Baby, Goodbye
  3. Been Awhile
  4. I Wish It Would Rain
  5. Good Clean Fun
  6. Shenandoah

Six Songs:

  1. Always Raining on My Street
  2. Soul Parking
  3. My Baby Just Cares for Me
  4. Et Maintenant/What Now My Love
  5. Big Fish
  6. Autumn Leaves
Live At Iota CD + DVD

Live At Iota CD + DVD


Last Train Home

Includes the live CD and 100-minute concert DVD of Last Train Home’s Live at IOTA (2007)

This rollicking live show by acclaimed roots rock band Last Train Home shows the band at their absolute best. The show was recorded at IOTA Club and Cafe in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington, DC, a place that the band has called its home base for more than 10 years, logging more than 200 shows there. The band that night was Eric Brace (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Kevin Cordt (trumpet), Jim Gray (bass), Jen Gunderman (keyboards, accordian), Martin Lynds (drums), Dave Van Allen (pedal steel), Chris Watling (baritone & tenor saxophones) and Steve Wedemeyer (electric guitar).

1. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
2. My Sally
3. Tonight
4. Flood
5. Quarter to Three/Come Back, Baby
6. Hendersonville
7. Dogs on the East Side
8. I Flew Over Our House Last Night
9. Louisiana/Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down/Ain't Living Long Like This
10. Gravedigger's Blues
11. Lover's Farewell
12. Walls of Time
13. Say Won't You Be Mine

DVD also includes 5 bonus performances:
1. You
2. It Doesn’t Matter
3. Last Good Kiss
4. Band Intro
5. Can’t Come Undone

Last Good Kiss

Last Good Kiss


Last Train Home

After ten years together, Last Train Home has made the finest album of its career, Last Good Kiss (2007). Core members Eric Brace (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Jim Gray (bass), and Martin Lynds (drums, harmony vocals) all moved to Nashville from Washington DC in 2003, the same year their band was named D.C.'s "Artist of the Year." In Nashville, they teamed up with keyboard player Jen Gunderman (The Jayhawks) and guitarist Steve Wedemeyer, both of whom add depth and beauty to LTH’s core sound through their extraordinary musicianship.

“If there’s a consistency to the songs on this album, it’s that they’re all consistently excellent. Brace delivers the vocals with sincerity and authenticity that is nearly devastating—every note and phrase rings of heart-felt and life-lived truth. And if there is a better vocalist working the scene at this time, I really don’t know who it could be. Eric Brace is the real deal. Last Good Kiss is a significant step forward in the evolution of a great band, and could very well be the best album of their career.” - Hermon Joyner, Audiophile Audition

  1. Last Good Kiss
  2. Flood
  3. Anywhere But Here
  4. Can't Come Undone
  5. Go Now
  6. May
  7. You
  8. I'm Coming Home
  9. Kissing Booth
  10. Marking Time
  11. The Color Blue
The Skylighters

The Skylighters


The Skylighters

The Skylighters is the eponymous 2006 release by this stellar band made up of members of Last Train Home (Eric Brace, Jim Gray, Martin Lynds), plus bluegrass legends Mike Auldridge and Jimmy Gaudreau. (You'll know Mike for his work as founding member of the Seldom Scene and Chesapeake, as well as his work with Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and many more. Jimmy was in the Country Gentlemen, Spectrum, the Tony Rice Unit, the Emmylou Harris Band, and many more.)

"A seamless and stirring mesh of talent...While this nearly all-acoustic set does feature some bluegrassy moments, the album defies easy categorization...All of it is held together by the sublimely soulful feeling that is a hallmark of Last Train Home." - Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer 

  1. See What Love Can Do
  2. My Baby's Gone
  3. Close the Door Lightly
  4. Last Train from Poor Valley
  5. Bonaparte's Retreat
  6. Nevertheless
  7. Are You Missing Me
  8. Maybe Tomorrow
  9. Dear One
  10. Carolina Star
  11. Are You Wasting My Time
  12. Guess My Heart Has a Mind of its Own
  13.  I Wish You Knew
  14. Going Up Home to Live in Green Pastures
Time and Water + Bound Away [bundle]

Time and Water + Bound Away [bundle]


Last Train Home

Includes Last Train Home classics Time and Water (2003) and Bound Away (2005). 

Bound Away features the band's globally acclaimed alt-country sound, but also shows more varied influences at work. The record's emotional centerpiece, "Hendersonville" is lead singer and songwriter Eric Brace's stunning tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. There's a deep sense of place in these songs.

"...Enough soulful ballads and mood-shifting treats to make you wish they'd reconsider their Nashville travel plans..." - The Washington Post, on Time and Water

 Time and Water:
1. Lorelei
2. Quarter to 3
3. All Right Okay
4. Time and Water
5. Once in a While
6. See What Love Can Do
7. Blue Skies
8. He's the Kind
9. All Gone Now
10. Best Wishes
11. Walls of Time
12. Las Lagrimas del Pollo Rico 

Bound Away:
1. Marlene
2. Dogs on the East Side
3. Hendersonville
4. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
5. Rye Whiskey
6. To Her Door
7. They Dance Real Close There
8. Gravedigger's Blues
9. Flipping Quarters
10. Matchbook Message
11. Train of Love
12. Bound Away

Last Train Home

Last Train Home


Last Train Home

This is the 1997 debut by acclaimed roots rockers Last Train Home that put them on the alt-country map.

"Last Train Home's eponymous debut album resonates with love songs, more often than not the sad, haunting and unresolved kind. It's the stuff of great country music, of course, but [the band is] careful not to let unruly honky-tonk romps get in the way of tortured or torchy heartache." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

  1. List of Sorrows
  2. Angelina
  3. The King Is Dead
  4. Tonight
  5. Your Loving Arms
  6. Long Time Gone
  7. I Recall Thinkin'
  8. Sugar
  9. Sentimental Value
  10. Who Could Blame Me
  11. St. Elmo's Blues
  12. Heartache Express
  13. The not-so-hidden track is Everybody's Talkin'