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songs of the 1940s - vol. 1 & 2

by king dude

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king dude, also known as tj cowgill, is an american singer-songwriter and musician from seattle, washington. he first gained recognition in the underground music scene with his self-released debut album, "my beloved ghost," in 2009.

cowgill's music is often described as a blend of folk, rock, and country, with a heavy influence from americana and the occult. his songs often feature themes of love, death, and religion, and his lyrics are known for their poetic and literary quality. his style is often compared with the likes of nick cave and scott walker, who cowgill cites as influences.

with his album "songs of the 1940s - part one & two" he explored the traditional american songbook by presenting his own versions of songs from that era in the context of his very own and unique style.


released February 23, 2023

performed and recorded by t.j. cowgill in 2022. chris costelupes played pedal steel guitar on 'driving nails in my coffin'. violet cowgill sang back ups on 'don't fence me in'. mastering by victor bullok at woodshed studio. layout by t.j. cowgill and stefan alt.

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