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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Debut album featuring 12 original songs by Russell James Hosley. Mixed and mastered at Coast Recording, Nehalem, Oregon. Cover art by Betsy Niederer as inspired by Rudi Hurzlmeier.

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lyrics

I left the tavern late that night
too many ales, too many fights
I took the path by the river's edge
and I saw her there by the bramble hedge
and she cried... eerily

She was kneeling there by the bitter stream
when I heard a gasp, I heard a scream
I stumbled forth whence came the sound
and the light went out as I hit the ground
and I fell... into a dream

I seen awoke to a wicked laugh
and I prayed I had not breathed my last
I glanced around, the lass was gone
and in her place a peculiar song
and it rang ... eerily

I wandered out of the gloaming wood
and there the red-haired beauty stood
she beckoned me with her steely eyes
and I followed 'fore I realized
that she gleamed ... eerily

Twas at that moment I awoke
the misty morn, the dawn had broke
and staring down was the red-haired girl
the bar wench there at the Black Heart Pearl
and she smiled ... eerily

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from Hope & Truth & Dare, released January 15, 2015
Vocal & mandolin: Russ Hosley
Fiddle & percussion: Jane Dunkin
Music & lyrics: Russell James Hosley

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Two Crows Joy Nehalem, Oregon

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Russ Hosley and fiddle player Jane Dunkin met in the summer of 2013 and started playing music together. Two Crows Joy focuses on Russ's original compositions with elements from diverse genres including rock, blues and Celtic. Their first album also features the talents of drummer, Dave Gager, bass player, Karen Purdom, and Larry Schaeffer on piano. ... more

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