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The Goliad Monitor: Will Johnson’s “Little Raider EP +2”

Remastered for the first time on vinyl, Will Johnson’s Little Raider EP is now available as a full LP with two new tracks.

Little Raider EP +2

Now remastered for vinyl, the original “Little Raider EP” includes two additional tracks, “The Treaty/Loose Talk” and “Waiting Here for the Light to Rise.”

“Little Raider EP +2” brings new attention to Johnson’s solo work as he is experiencing a renaissance among fans and critics. Widely known as the front man for Centro-matic and South San Gabriel—as well as his collaborations with other musicians like Jason Molina, Vic Chesnutt, Patterson Hood, and others—Johnson has recently redoubled his solo touring and songwriting. According to Johnson, “Revisiting this release definitely helped me re-embody and re-work some of the songs over for the live shows. It also inspired me to write a handful of songs in a similar sonic and instrumental vein.”

TRACKS

“Little Raider”

“To Coupland Lines”

“One More Dreamer for the Summer”

“To Place Me on a Stone”

“Tangle for the Less”

“Devil on the Interstate Line”

“The Treaty/Loose Talk”

“Waiting Here for the Light to Rise”


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Will Johnson’s “Little Raider EP +2” and Johnson’s First Book

Album art for Will Johnson's Little Raider EP +2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: info@goliadmedia.net

The newest solo reissue by Will Johnson. Available early 2017.

The first book-length publication of Johnson’s writing.

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC is releasing a re-issue of Will Johnson‘s solo album “Little Raider EP.”

“Little Raider EP,” originally released in 2011, now includes two additional tracks, “The Treaty/Loose Talk” and “Waiting Here for the Light to Rise.” Available for the first time on vinyl, the extended and remastered EP carries the new title “Little Raider EP +2.” Regarding the new tracks, Johnson says, “Each of the additional songs had been hanging around in demo form for a while, and to my ear they co-habitated well with the songs on the original release. ‘Waiting Here For The Light To Rise’ is a song written with my late friend, Jason Molina, in mind.”

Remastered by Matt Pence, “Little Raider EP +2” brings new attention to Johnson’s solo work as he is experiencing a renaissance among fans and critics. Widely known as the front man for Centro-matic and South San Gabriel—as well as his collaborations with other musicians like Jason Molina, Vic Chesnutt, Patterson Hood, and others—Johnson has recently redoubled his solo touring and songwriting. According to Johnson, “Revisiting this release definitely helped me re-embody and re-work some of the songs over for the live shows. It also inspired me to write a handful of songs in a similar sonic and instrumental vein that I’ll formally track before too long.”

“Little Raider EP +2” will be available on vinyl or as a digital download from Goliad Media in early 2017.

In a separate agreement, Goliad Media will also be publishing Johnson’s first book. The as-yet-untitled project combines Johnson’s original fiction with his personal memoirs and other meditations and will be available in both print and electronic editions.

(Album art by Clint Sawyer. Photo by Christi LaViolette.)

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Scott Danbom’s Debut Solo Album

danbom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chris Welch
972/935-2885
chris@goliadmedia.net

The Debut Solo Album by Scott Danbom
Forthcoming from Goliad Media

Denton, TX—Goliad Media Group, LLC, an independent record label, publishing house, and arts producer, will release the first solo album by Texas musician Scott Danbom. Slated for release in early 2017, the album will be available as an LP, CD, or digital download.

Danbom is a veteran performer and accompanist associated with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Will Johnson, Sarah Jaffe, Slobberbone, Brent Best, Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood, and many others. His as-yet-untitled album will merge two different sounds: the haunting keyboard-and-vocals arrangements North Texas music fans are discovering for the first time in Danbom’s long career, and an ambient-instrumental concept drawn from Danbom’s interest in experimental concept sounds. In writing and composing the album, Danbom is attempting a project under one title with divergent personalities “like a word and a symbol that mean the same thing but have a blurry, different feel.” Asked about what listeners should expect, Danbom says, “Interpretation will be varied, for sure. Any sort of art is only an individual’s brain filtration. This will be nothing too complex and nothing too simple.”

Danbom will record the album at Ramble Creek Recording Studio with engineer Britton Beisenherz, who has recently engineered albums with Will Johnson, Doug Burr, Milton Mapes, Monahans, Kelley McRae, and a number of others. Musicians Danbom has worked with throughout his career will make appearances on the album. Tour dates and official release information will be announced later in 2016.

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Christi LaViolette, 2015-2016 Goliad Media Artist-in-Residence

The opening of Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History at Dan's Silverleaf, April 9, 2016.
The opening of Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History at Dan’s Silverleaf, April 9, 2016.

2015-2016 Goliad Media Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette premiered her latest series of photographs at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX on April 9th. The series features far West Texas, where LaViolette captured images that characterize the meaningful emptiness of the border region and its history. We are proud to feature the photographs from the series here as part of our ongoing virtual gallery—prints are available in our online store.
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The Goliad Monitor: Deafening Silences and Other Desert Contradictions

Polaroid by Rima Abunasser
Polaroid by Rima Abunasser

“Deafening Silences and Other Desert Contradictions”—An Excerpt

From the travelogue accompanying Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History, the new photography exhibition by Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette.


I’d grown tired of hearing about borders—who draws them, who protects them, who defines them, who defies them. I’d become weary of the tragedy of refugees, of the anger of nationalists, so exhausted by ignorance and fear, so defeated by the unshakeable hold of hatred in a world that clings so tightly to imaginary lines on ever-changing maps. I dreamed of empty spaces.
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The Goliad Monitor: Stoneware Stars

Photograph by Christi LaViolette
Photograph by Christi LaViolette

Denton-based sculptor and potter Ashley Young joins Leslie Hartman and Camille Green as visiting artists for the opening of “Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History,” the new photography exhibition by Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette. In anticipation of her showcase at the event, Young tells us a little bit about family, work, and hard lessons.
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The Goliad Monitor: Gravity and Color

Photograph by Christi LaViolette
Photograph by Christi LaViolette

Camille Green shares a few words with us about painting, inspiration, and art itself in preparation for her appearance as a visiting artist at the opening of 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette’s new photography exhibition, “Life Looked Over: a Picture of West Texas History.” Green’s original artwork will be available at the event, which runs from 12:00-4:00 on Saturday, April 9 at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX.
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The Goliad Monitor: Glass Woman

Photograph by Christi LaViolette
Photograph by Christi LaViolette

Glassworker and jeweler Leslie Hartman, owner of Hartman Glass Studio, joins our 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence Christi LaViolette as a visiting artist at the opening of LaViolette’s new photography series “Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History” on April 9 at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX. Hartman, who works largely with stained glass and sculptural glass jewelry, will showcase selections from her collection from 12:00-4:00. Her original work, which is popular in and around Denton, will be available for purchase.

We sat down with Hartman for some perspective on her craft and what we can expect to see.
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The Goliad Monitor: Snapshot of a Photographer

Photo by Christi LaViolette
Photo by Christi LaViolette

In anticipation of the opening of Christi LaViolette’s new series “Life Looked Over: A Picture of West Texas History,” we asked her how she felt her series fits in with Goliad’s fascination with empty spaces — as well as what we can expect to see on April 9th.

The tie between Goliad’s fascination with empty spaces and Life Looked Over was a great fit because I was already interested in capturing the landscape as opposed to the people. It felt intrusive to hinder the people by photographing them personally. The emptiness of the landscape is a perfect tool to try to convey the history and culture of west Texas.

I think artistic value can be seen in any aspect of life when one looks at the right perspective. I find myself particularly fond of cities such as those in west Texas because they are so unique and beautiful but yet have been largely abandoned.

For this series, I really wanted to accentuate the inherent art in the landscape, so I used Kodak Endure Premier metallic paper for the black and white images. This paper produces remarkably clean whites and rich blacks, so the contrast in each images becomes very powerful. The reflectivity of the paper also adds an element to the contrast that helps capture the striking emptiness of the region. For the color images, I used a combination of Kodak Endure Premier paper and Photo Rag archival paper. Both offer very rich color ranges and deep, rich blacks

Learn more about Christi and her work at christilaviolette.com