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Chasing an Illusion

by Larkin Grimm

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about

The love generated by this record is dedicated to Ornette Coleman, who taught me to play without fear, and to The Divine Yogini Turiyasangitananda, AKA Alice Coltrane, who taught me to heal the deepest pain of loss through music. May the light of truth overcome all darkness.

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released June 16, 2017

I’d like to thank Northern Spy for believing in the uniqueness of my vision allowing space for my rough edges and I send my eternal gratitude and love to all the musicians who have joined me in the live performances of these songs including Lia Simone, Anaïs Maviel, Ka Baird, Maria Grand, Amy Mills, Sophie Leetma, Phoebe Novak, Christina Clare Donnely, Karen Waltuch, Will Graefe, Matt Ward and Arrington De Dionyso.

Larkin Grimm - Vocals, 12-String Stratocaster, Mountain Dulcimer, and Electric Harpsicle

Jesse Sparhawk - Lever Harp, Banjo
Heru Shabaka Ra - Trumpet
Jeremy Gustin - Drums
Ben Lazar Davis - Bass
Alec Spiegelman - Bass Clarinet, Flute
Tony Visconti, Rinpoche - Fender Bass
Devin Brahja Waldman - Tenor Sax, Synthesizers
Christopher Tignor - String Arrangements, Violin
Jane Abernethy - Vocals
Darcy Leonard - Vocals
Margaret Morris - Spoken Word on “Chasing an Illusion”

All songs composed and produced by Larkin Grimm
All lyrics by Larkin Grimm except “Beautifully Alone”, cowritten with Christina Clare Donnely

Recorded by Martin Bisi
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Avatar Studios

Artwork and layout for cover and back by Lauren Beck
Layout for inside by Adam Downey
Photography by Amy Mills

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Track Name: I Don't Believe You
I don't believe you ever could be
So like those men around you.
So hungry.

I don't believe you ever think about it
But you remember words like they were more than music.

I don't believe you could ever be that way
Addicted to the pleasure, the things that people say.
I wrote this poem for you on your birthday,
Your mother read the poem
And said it couldn't be you
Nothing so beautiful
Could come from something I made.
I don't believe you.

I don't believe you
You hear your mother cry
I wish that I could die
I wish that you would die too
So I could play outside
I could be free with you.
I don't believe you.

I don't believe you need to think about it
But you remember words like they were more than music.
You hear the words I'm speaking as more than poetry.