Paper Ships

by Kete Bowers

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the only outlet to get a limited edition physical copy of Kete Bowers new album "Paper Ships"..
    All CD's will be signed..

    Includes digital pre-order of Paper Ships. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around August 1, 2019
    edition of 500 

      £10 GBP or more 

     

1.
Northern Town
2.
There Was A Time
3.
Winner
4.
Ghosts
5.
A Town With No Cheer
6.
7.
A Fine Day To Leave
8.
Northside
9.
You Stole My Joy
10.

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Paper Ships was recorded in Toronto, Canada in September 2018 at The Cowboy Junkies Studio "The Hanger" produced by Michael Timmins and mastered by Peter J Moore. All songs written by Kete Bowers.

"Like Cohen before him, Bowers is magnificent proof that melancholy and torment can produce great music and resonant lyrics, there may be ghosts behind us but Paper Ships encourages us to take their hands and walk with them towards the light."
Mike Davies, folking.com

The stone cold beauty of this collection of songs is the combination of Bowers’ heartfelt and often gut-wrenching songwriting with a distinctively rich voice and Timmins trademark crisp production that forces the listener to listen intently to every damn word and chord progression.

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"Listening to Bowers' rich voice you'd swear he was as Texan as Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt. Paper Ships is a classic slice of Americana".

Uncut Magazine 2019. ******

credits

releases August 1, 2019

Kete Bowers : Acoustic Guitar, Vocals.
Tom Juhas : Electric Guitar.
Aron Goldstein : Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro Guitar.
Michael Johnston : Piano, Organ,
Josh Finlayson : Bass Guitar.
Peter Timmins : Drums.

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Kete Bowers London, UK

Kete Bowers is a singer / songwriter born in Liverpool. His music crosses many genres.

"powerful and compelling"
Steve Caseman: R2 Rock “n” Reel Magazine.

"a top-notch songwriter, up there with such other rootsy country tunesmiths as Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell and John Prine.
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Track Name: A Place By The River
There's a place by the river on the bend
Where the willow grows
A place a long time back when
We held each other so close
I don't want to forget your face dear
I don't want to fall from grace
Things that used to matter
I can't find here a single trace.

No time is going to be the right time
There's no time better than now
Shine a little light here something's not right here
I'm boxed in with no way out.

The men they don't cry here god forbid and oh the shame
Soldiers of god show no mercy when they fight an kill and maim
I'm thinking of you and home and drinking my chances here are few
I'm gambling on a book that says Jesus saves will bring me safe home to you.

No time is going to be the right time
There's no time better than now
Jesus shine your light here nothing's right here
I'm boxed in with no way out.

There's a place by the river on the bend
Where the willow grows
A place a long time back when
We held each other so close
Oh to suffer this fate dear, each day I watch my friends fall
When I realised God's left his heaven and nobody can hear me at all
Last night I dreamt I saw the devil just as my light began to dim
And the last thing I remember you saying is I'll take care of him.

No time is going to be the right time
There's no time better than now
Shine a little light here something's not right here
I'm boxed in with no way out.

There's a place by the river on the bend
Where the willow grows.
Track Name: Winner (Single)
I used to be a winner, guess
I lost my touch
I used to be a winner baby
Now I'm all out of luck

Summer here can hit eighty five in the day
And take the strength from the strongest man
I called you four, five, six times or more
What I done wrong I just don't understand

Feeling distant here, raking through the past
Our younger days have long gone
We chased the last

Once I had a vision, remember we had a plan
Maybe all things will become new again
And my friend me and you again
Will paint the whole damn town red
Tear down the walls, have a ball.

I used to be a winner
I could turn your world from grey
I used to be a winner baby
The sunlight in your day

Well Davey closed his eyes at just 53
Now only God can wake him
I don't know if he drew the bad hand
I'm hoping someday he might tell me


Feeling so distant here, just raking through the past
Our younger days have long gone
We chased the last

Once I had a vision, remember we had a plan
Maybe all things will become new again
And my friend me and you again
Will paint the whole damn town red
Tear down the walls, have a ball.

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