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Significant Trees

by Ferrill Gibbs

Ferrill Gibbs' sophomore album Significant Trees was named for three significant trees in his life: a mighty oak, five-pronged and hand-like stretching high above his house in Mobile, Alabama; a banana tree he bought for his wife years back (because she's allergic to preservatives on grocery store bananas. Still, it's yet to produce a single edible banana); and a painted tree that hangs above his fireplace by the artist Roz.

Beneath these trees, Ferrill spent years molding the progressions and lyrics that would ultimately travel with him to Studio 1093 in Athens, GA, where the album would be recorded live in the matter of seven days.

These songs were written during the final mixing phase of Ferrill's debut solo album, Phase Separation, back in 2011. With the emergence of Significant Trees, Ferrill discovered a transition from the bluesy-rock style to something more ethereal, where he found himself stripped himself down for the first time ever. Gone was the rasp and acoustic guitar that had so long served as the backbone for his previous work. For Significant Trees, he would let the experienced, veteran band drive the bus. And he would try to simply enjoy himself singing along.
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  1. 1 Buy [Info] The Happy Ones 04:16
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  2. 2 Buy [Info] Roses 04:03
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  3. 3 Buy [Info] Blitzkreig 05:29
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  4. 4 Buy [Info] Wind In My Soul 05:21
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  5. 5 Buy [Info] Samaritan 03:08
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  6. 6 Buy [Info] You and Your Misery 05:01
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  7. 7 Buy [Info] Intoxicating Races 03:24
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  8. 8 Buy [Info] So Goes You 03:03
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  9. 9 Buy [Info] A Ghost Who's Familiar 03:22
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  10. 10 Buy [Info] Turn the Cheek Love 04:48
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  11. 11 Buy [Info] Faithless Me 05:12
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  12. 12 Buy [Info] Overlooking a Horse 04:29
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Sept 18 - Stellar review in the UK's home for Americana, alt-country and alternative: Americana UK

Aug 30 -  New article in Ghettoblaster Magazine

Aug 27 - Ferrill's "Samaritan" is featured by Largehearted Boy

Aug 23 - iTunes' Rob O'Connor reviews Significant Trees. 

Aug 14 - Article about Significant Trees in No Depression

Aug 12 -
  ***Album releases wide on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify***

Aug 4    -   The Happy Ones appears on College Music Journal Mixtape

July 28 -   Roses Video premiere on Nooga.com

July 1:   -  Article appears in The Southern Rambler

June 24 -  Review of Significant Trees in AL.COM
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