Return to Normal is Corinne and Marty Lucas — we hope you’ll enjoy the Briars and Brome, our third LP. For this collection, we looked back to the traditions of American folk music, and tried to re-imagine the themes and forms we found there in a way that felt both fresh and listenable. On “Old Uncle Cletus” Bryan Ciliberto (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) plays lead guitar, and Jonas Qvarsebo (Malmö, Sweden) plays drums. Joseph Houck (Boone, North Carolina, USA) plays mandolin on A 21st Century Levee Moan and Wayfaring Stranger. Mark Biegel (Schererville, Indiana, USA) plays trumpet and cornet on The Observer and Coffee with Borges, and Pichy Sotomayor (Buenos Aires, Argentina) co-wrote, and plays lead guitar, bass and programmed the drums for Coffee with Borges. Lyrics by Marty Lucas, except portions traditional. Otherwise, performed, arranged, recorded and mixed by Return to Normal in North Judson, Indiana USA during 2014 and 2015. Additional mixing and mastering by Jon Huxtable at smallfishrecordings in Edinburgh Scotland, UK.
All three Return to Normal LPs are available as downloads or physical CDs through iTunes, BandCamp, and Amazon. For lots more music and a bit of idle chit-chat visit: https://soundcloud.com/mlucas.