SOMETIMES, YOU GOTTA PUT THE HORSE DOWN (an out​-​take from the P&G sessions)

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I honestly thought this track was lost. As in gone for good.
A "much darker" Chestnut Mare (by the Byrds);
Still the imagery and feel (I think) is tender, even beautiful.
I get pretty giddy when stuff like this happens. the song was found, just yesterday by the lead guitarist on this track, Aaron Regenold. Recorded during the Power & the Glory sessions. These "kids" were the studio engineers on the project at St. Francis University in Ft. Wayne, IN where VoL recorded the album. VoL had left and I had this one song left to do. We set up the gear, ran the cables learned the song...and pushed "record."
A tad loose...but thought they did great job.
The "putting down the horse" lyric/chorus was is a vivid metaphor for cauterizing the nerve of a dream I was chasing.

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from THE POWER & THE GLORY (2011), released October 2, 2011
Personnel:
Bill: Rickenbaker guitars, harmonica, vocals
Aaron Regenold: bigger guitar
Jeremy Harmeyer: bass
Tom Beuchel: Drums
Organ: Nathan Wall

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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