The Kernal and His New StrangersOct 21, 2013 Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL

  1. Welcome to Daytrotter00:05
  2. Knock-Kneed Ballerina03:13
  3. I Understand03:59
  4. Cold Shoulder02:58
  5. Sold American03:36

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry

The Welcome To Daytrotter tag that Malcolm Holcomb taped for us a number of years ago has the old boy talking about liking to stare into a black cup of coffee. He then quickly warns, "But don't stare at it too long. It'll consume you." It feels like a conversation that we could and maybe do have -- without knowing it -- with The Kernal and His New Strangers. It doesn't take much to get consumed. We live for it. He lives for it.


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