Nebraska Nursery, Winter, featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the Willa Cather Review in an article on the Foundations art collection.

Nebraska Nursery, Winter, featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the Willa Cather Review in an article on the Foundations art collection.

 

CD Jewel Case photography for the British folk rock group The Nelson Brothers release Migrant Tales

RELEASE DATE MARCH 2018

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Migrant Tales, the fourth release from the

UK folk rock band The Nelson Brothers.

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Reviews

“It’s best defined as roots music with many eclectic touches, where you’re as likely to hear a bouzouki as a bass guitar, yet where the songs are always central to proceedings.” Nick Dalton.

“The music and the voice and the lyrics all work together to convey a bittersweet, sad optimism that I find so appealing... romantic without being remotely saccharine and refreshingly grown up.” Elizabeth McGovern.

 

Liner Notes

Migrant Tales – the 4th studio album by The Nelson Brothers.

Migrant Tales is not quite a concept album – but it has a loose theme running throughout. The songs are about the Irish Diaspora – the Irish people and their descendants who live outside of Ireland. The Nelson Brothers own ancestry is notable here.

Historian John Herson, from Liverpool John Moores University, has written a paper that he is delivering at University College Dublin “Divergent Paths: A Family History Approach to Irish Migration and Settlement”. He has used Simon and Steve’s Corcoran family ancestry as a case study.

The Nelson Brother’s great, great grandparents, Patrick and Catherine Corcoran came from Tibohine parish, six miles north of Castlerea in Co. Roscommon. They survived the immediate impact of the Famine but moved to Stafford, England in the 1850s.

Our great grandfather, Bartholomew was a plumber, glazier and painter. “Corcoran was the first Irish or Irish-descended Catholic to be elected to Stafford Borough Council. He was the trail-blazer and he deserves recognition for that fact alone.”

There’s a song on the album called Billy Corcoran, which is a fictitious account of a relative emigrating to the US.

Produced by Andrew ‘Wal' Coughlan and Simon and Steve Nelson

Simon and Steve Nelson: Guitars, vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo

Wal Coughlan: Bass (Cerys Matthews, Shakin’ Stevens, Gary Numan)

Jim Russell: Drums (Bob Geldof, Slim Chance)

Al Perkins: Pedal Steel (Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, The Eagles, Dolly Parton)

Ben Gunnery, Mark Elton: Fiddle

Nick Lacey: Keys

Photography by award winning American photographer Dave McCleery, himself the descendant of Irish immigrants: www.davidmccleery.com

Cover design by our good friend, songwriter and fellow traveller Jack Henderson: jackhenderson.co.uk

 

 

 
 

Winter 2017 issue & Summer 2017 issue of Midwestern Gothic.

This fine literary magazine is available through booksellers, online, or from Midwestern Gothic.

"Greenwood Cemetery" graces the title page.

 

2014     Solo Exhibition in Goshen, Indiana, in conjuction with the opening of the independent award winning documentary film "Medora"

The depressed farming community of Medora, Ind., is the focus of the often-somber documentary appropriately titled "Medora." The film, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, works as an earnest snapshot of a certain kind of small town that's struggling to exist amid economic downturns, shuttered workplaces and a stultifying lack of hope or progress. It's a sad commentary about people and places that get left behind — the wholesale disappearance of the American dream. "Medora," which counts actors Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci among its executive producers, follows members of the town's hapless high school basketball team over the course of a single school year. These players can't quite break their team's longtime losing streak, something that's perhaps as attributable to the kids' hardscrabble existences as it is to their hoop skills (that it's the state's fifth-smallest public high school also minimizes the possible pool of athletic talent).

The depressed farming community of Medora, Ind., is the focus of the often-somber documentary appropriately titled "Medora." The film, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, works as an earnest snapshot of a certain kind of small town that's struggling to exist amid economic downturns, shuttered workplaces and a stultifying lack of hope or progress.

It's a sad commentary about people and places that get left behind — the wholesale disappearance of the American dream.

"Medora," which counts actors Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci among its executive producers, follows members of the town's hapless high school basketball team over the course of a single school year. These players can't quite break their team's longtime losing streak, something that's perhaps as attributable to the kids' hardscrabble existences as it is to their hoop skills (that it's the state's fifth-smallest public high school also minimizes the possible pool of athletic talent).

Commercial and Nonprofit Applications

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