William Lee Ellis - Gods Tattoos
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  • Snakes in My Garden
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:06) [7.1 MB]
  • God’s Tattoos
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:04) [11.58 MB]
  • When Leadbelly Walked the River Like Christ
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:12) [7.33 MB]
  • Search My Heart
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:00) [11.44 MB]
  • Four Horses
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (02:26) [5.58 MB]
  • Perfect Ones Who Break
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:25) [10.12 MB]
  • The Call
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:31) [8.04 MB]
  • Cold and Weary
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:57) [9.04 MB]
  • Here Am I, Lord Send Me
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:55) [8.95 MB]
  • Jesus Stole My Heart
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (01:53) [4.31 MB]
  • The Missing Moon and Stars
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (01:37) [3.68 MB]
  • Dust Will Write My Name
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:21) [12.24 MB]
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William Lee Ellis sings of the Apocalypse, devils on his shoulder, and his search for spiritual meaning, combining a love for slide guitar, gospel blues, and roots rock with genuine reverence for shamans and sages ranging from Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt to Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung. Via twelve adventurously eclectic, often introspective tracks, Ellis roams a metaphysical no-man's-land, where blues, gospel, acoustic pop, and even a rhumba beat underscore his quest.

Produced by Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones), "God's Tattoos" unwinds like an aural dreamscape that blurs the line between sacred and secular music. Ellis eloquently states his claim as a master musician and skilled lyricist who employs time-honored music forms to explore the common concerns of modern man - as exemplified by the title, which refers to psychic and emotional scars or "tattoos" we all wear inside. A unique listen that fits somewhere between Ry Cooder's "Into the Purple Valley" and Buddy Miller's "Universal United House of Prayer", "God's Tattoos" provides inspiration and sustenance for roots music fans of all persuasions.

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