Stealing Romance

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    "American Music"

    "...for American Music, Brewer and Jatcko strip back both the music and the overall approach, and while the album's name serves as a sleight of hand on the title track, it also defines the folk- and jazz-flecked approach to these acoustic songs.

    "Brewer, perhaps best known as the fiery lead guitarist for the blues/noir bar band Kentucky Knife Fight (to which Jatcko often contributes), shows his deft fingerpicking and dulcet banjo plucks here. On "What It Takes" the music takes the form of a circular folk ballad, laying a simple melodic bed for Brewer's searching lyrics and capable, if somewhat strained, vocals."

    "The twinkling waltz of "Stealing Romance," a Milk Carton Kids cover, borrows some of that duo's style with harmonized vocals and Brewer's pinpoint guitar solo."
    released 04 July 2014

    Yankee Racers are
    -Curtis Brewer-Vocals/Banjo/Guitar
    -Nathan Jatcko-Keyboards
    -Chris Turnbaugh-Bass Guitar

    Additional Musicians
    Andy Hainz-Double Bass (on track 3)
    Liz Meyers-Cello
    Jerry Mazzuca-Drums
    Mallory Nezam-Vocals

    ••• Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
    Engineered by David Beeman at Native Sound (St. Louis, MO)
    * Additional engineering on track 4 by Curtis Brewer
    at Oceanway Studios (Nashville, TN)
    ••• Track 3
    Engineered by Ryan Wasoba at Bird Cloud Recording (Edwardsville, IL)
    *Additional engineering on track 3 by Brewer
    at Amerigo Studios (St. Louis, MO)
    ••• Track 6
    Engineered by Curtis Brewer at Amerigo Studios (St. Louis, MO)
    *Additional engineering by Ryan Wasoba at Bird Cloud Recording
    ••• Tracks 8, 9
    Engineered by Chris Turnbaugh at Studio CTS (St. Louis, MO)
    *Additional engineering on track 8 by Brewer at Oceanway Studios

    Tracks 1, 2, 4-8 mixed & mastered by David Vandervelde at Vandervelde Sound (Los Angelos, CA)
    Tracks 3 mixed & mastered by Ryan Wasoba at Bird Cloud Recording
    Track 9 mixed & mastered by Kit Hamon at Native Sound
    All songs by Yankee Racers except "Moonlight Mouth" by
    Jacob Edwards, "Stealing Romance" by The Milk Carton Kids,
    and "What It Takes" by Curtis Brewer & David Beeman

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I get away stealing romance
From those who have left it behind
I'll be the step in your slow dance
This time

Why feel foolish? we're smiling
A grade school romance with wine
I'll be the tick-tock in your wristwatch
Be mine

A break in the rain that's real
Nothing's the same and still
Like home life

Fall in the park under rain clouds
A shot in the dark for a kiss
A heart to restore to an old life
To miss

I get away stealing romance
I've come by it fairly, it's true
There's grace and a smile and a slow dance
And you


from American Music, released July 4, 2014



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Yankee Racers St Louis, Missouri

Yankee Racers, the brainchild of St. Louis' Curt Brewer & Nathan Jatcko, is the electric duo founded upon the wave of their tumultuous mid-20's. Formed in 2010, Brewer & Jatkco decided to explore new territory in their writing & recording methods. The resulting aftermath is their first combined effort, Duologue. This album features performances from STL's finest such as Jason Holler & Seth Porter. ... more

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