Goodnight, Texas got a post office in 1888. Some time later, Patrick Dyer Wolf and Avi Vinocur came across each other out in San Francisco and took to learning each other's melodies. Young Avi came from people with deep roots in the skinny part of Maryland. Young Patrick was out west to seek thrills but after a year or two he went east to find fortune and love in the Carolinas. Before he left, they put some songs to tape, and kept in touch.
They met again on the east coast and then the west coast, picking up steam and band members. They played in earnest. "A Long Life of Living" is the product of their travels, their whispers and roars, their sounds made with steel and wood, and the echo of our country's past and the town of Goodnight, exactly halfway between their current residences (if you take I-40.)
Rusty Lindsey Bio--From the sight of kudzoo crawling over a long-abandoned barnhouse to the sweet smell of muscadines ripened on the vine… these scenes come to mind when listening to Rusty’s latest release, Rabun County. This new record is borne from years of living and loving in California, but still longing for the simple charm of his home in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia and the Carolinas. As a follow-up to his 2011 debut release, Devil in Drag, this collection of new songs takes the listener home with him using a sound and style all his own.
Rusty has been making music with family and friends since he was a young boy. The blues of the Mississippi Delta is the first music he can recall picking on his guitar, but it was not until he began writing his own songs did he find his love of storytelling. His southern roots run deep in each and every one of his songs, and he is happiest when he has given his audience a taste of his home.