18 September 2012
Sugar Hill Records
| Black Prairie|
| September 18, 2012 (2012-09-18)|
The Storm in the Barn
Feast of the Hunter's Moon, The Traveler, The Carpenter, The King Is Dead, The Hazards of Love
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.
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
The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart.
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 Sindell0:24A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart Wikipedia
2Rock of Ages4:04
3For the Love of John Hartford2:56