Our Stories (2008)
Back in 2008 (when MySpace was still a thing), I released a very lo-fi debut album entitled "Our Stories". It featured 15 songs, mostly in the folk / country genre including several instrumentals. Around that time I was listening to a lot of Leo Kottke, amongst other American fingerstyle guitarists. Funnily enough I also think R.E.M.'s album Around the Sun was also a big influence.
I was also reading a lot of Stephen King (so shit got pretty dark at times), and spending a great deal of time with the incredibly gifted fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery, who coincidentally appeared on the album and co-produced, along with David Birch. Baz Corden also featured on the album, and I spent a lot of time with Baz around that time, mostly drinking tea, and talking about isness.
(Also, Curtis Gallon did a sterling job on drums, and is now doing a lot of photography work).
I've been trying to create a follow up for years, and always seem to linger around a 70% completion level. I'll get there one day, I guess.
Stream the album here, or purchase it on Gumroad at https://gumroad.com/lukesiedle.