“Tricia Spencer’s own deep family fiddling roots and Howard Rains’ passion for saving
old Texas music from extinction come together in this beautiful collection of tunes, songs
and paintings. I immediately had the feeling of being invited into something very musically
personal and special. Strong harmonies and nice, tight playing, congratulations on a fabulous project.”
The Skeleton Keys, (2017) Spencer & Rains and the Old Time Tiki Parlour present seventeen tracks of old time music, each song collaboratively illustrated by Tricia and Howard in a full color, 40-page book, bound in a beautiful, 7.25”x5.5” letter press cover. The recording also features Charlie & Nancy Hartness on uke and guitar respectively, Brendan Doyle on banjo, and Emily Mann on bass.
Limited first edition.
Printed and hand assembled by Stumptown Printers in Portland, OR on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks.
The Skeleton Keys
1. Get Up in the Cool
2. Walk Around My Bedside
3. Cumberland Gap
4. Gone Indian
5. Tom Sherman’s Barroom
6. Miller Boy
7. I Truly Understand
8. Stony Point
9. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
11. Billy in the Lowground
12. When First Unto this Country
13. Good Ol’ Cider
14. Creek’s All Muddy
15. Walk Around My Bedside (waltz)
16. Big Powwow
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