The Dry Cloud (How Will I Live Out My Days) (feat. Tim O'Brien)

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    The Ashley Davis Band - When the Stars Went Out

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    Ashley Davis’s latest album, When the Stars Went Out, is her most challenging and creative yet. The first album Davis composed in partnership with her touring band (The Ashley Davis Band) it blends the skill and influences of renowned multi-instrumentalists Dave Curley, Colin Farrell, Will MacMorran, and Duncan Wickel. Ashley’s long-time producer Gawain Mathews led production with the band. While the album’s country roots style documents an expanding American folk music tradition, the details in individual lyrics carve out a personal space of emotive expression: “If you’re from a roots background,” Davis explains, “you start to crave that space, the quiet and the purity of it.”

    The AD Band also embraced the added challenge of recording virtually, under lockdown, which became an experiment in modern songwriting. With each track recorded from the artists’ homes, there was a natural volleying of creativity as the songs were built piecemeal from distant places. As the album grew, so did its virtual network as many artists from the American Roots, Irish, and Irish - American music world lent their talents to the project. Some of the names from that group are: Heidi Talbot, Tim O’Brien, Tony Furtado, Kevin Crawford, Mick McAuley, Shane Hennessy, and Grammy-award winner Shawn Colvin.

    When the Stars Went Out is an album of diverse personalities, linked cohesively by Davis’s poetic, powerful vocals. It is also a living, singing archive of the pandemic, of sharing creativity together while exploring those tender, pensive moments of isolation.

    When the Stars Went Out will be released on 1 September 2020, with the option of pre-order and downloads from August 1st.

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An original song written by bandmates Ashley Davis & Duncan Wickel and joined by featured guest Tim O'Brien on vocals and mandolin.

lyrics

A shadow falls around and under
I saw a cloud, I heard no thunder
My head it hangs low as I wonder
Oh how will I live out my days

How can a cloud no water streaming
Like some lone voice that isn't speaking
A deathly cold heart still a beating
How will I live out my days

The only road I had to take it
Search to find a doorstep still vacant
A bit of news paper makes a blanket
Is this how I live out my days
Oh how will I live out my days

Stars are bright the moon is lonesome
As it falls into the open
Through the trees my heart is breaking
Oh how will I live out my days

You were gone in a moment
Like the dew in the morning
Will I find you out a walking
Oh how will I live out my days

Oh how will I live out my days
Oh how will I live out my days
Oh how will I live out my days

credits

from When the Stars Went Out, releases September 1, 2020
Ashley Davis: vocals
Tim O'Brien: mandolin, vocals
Duncan: acoustic tenor guitar, fiddle
Gawain Mathews: upright bass

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Ashley Davis Band

Ashley Davis is an American singer-songwriter that sings and writes in the Roots and Celtic music world. For this album she has teamed up with her band and many special guests. See Ashley's website for more on her background.

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