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A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart

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Length  1:08:49
Release date  18 September 2012
Label  Sugar Hill Records
Artist  Black Prairie
Producer  Tucker Martine
Genre  Bluegrass
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Released  September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)
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A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart is the second studio album released by Portland, Oregon-based bluegrass band Black Prairie. It was released on September 18, 2012.


Track listing

All tracks written by Black Prairie.


The album was composed by Black Prairie.

  • Hanz Araki
  • Paul Beck: Cymbalom
  • Jenny Conlee: Piano, violin
  • Chris Funk: Banjo, autoharp
  • Tucker Martine: Producer
  • John Moen: Percussion
  • Jon Neufeld: Guitar, autoharp
  • Andy Schichter: Assistant
  • Roger Seibel: mastering
  • Nate Query: Bass, cello
  • Annalisa Tornfelt of Bearfoot: Vocals, violin
  • Chart performance

    The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart.

    Critical reception

    Several have noted that the album is beautiful, noting the vocals of Annalisa Tornfelt from Bearfoot. Steve Leggett of Allmusic wrote that "this fine second album shows the growth, poise, and vision of a completely separate band. A lot of this is due to the beautifully nuanced vocals of Annalisa Tornfelt, whose hushed, unhurried, and wonderfully balanced singing makes songs here like "Rock of Ages" and "Nowhere, Massachusetts" sound ageless, comforting, and wise." Geoffrey Himes of The Washington Post described the album as "impressive" and that "Tornfelt’s cool soprano and minimalist lyrics rein in the band’s wilder impulses and focus the sound on her tales of disappointed lovers, revivifying nature and the suicide of the Band’s Richard Manuel."


    1Ms Sindell0:24
    2Rock of Ages4:04
    3For the Love of John Hartford2:56


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