Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Americana artist David Starr is embarking on a new musical and literary adventure with a collection of songs inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by his grandfather in 1972. Beauty And Ruin, recorded in Nashville, is produced and arranged by John Oates and co-produced by David Starr and David Kalmusky. After working with John Oates (Hall & Oates) on his 2017 The Head And Heart EP, David approached him with the idea: what if we gave several of our favorite songwriters a copy of the book and asked them to write for a concept album based on the story? Starr and Oates collaborated with a group of incredible artists on the project, including Jim Lauderdale, Wood Newton, Dana Cooper, Doug and Telisha Williams (Wild Ponies), Irene Kelley, and Shelley Rae Korntved.
Track List: 1.1 Laura 1.2 Beauty and Ruin 1.3 Rise Up Again 1.4 Bury the Young 1.5 Of What Was, Nothing Is Left 1.6 The Cracks of Time 1.7 Road to Jubilee 1.8 My Mother's Shame 1.9 Fly By Night 1.10 Laurel Creek 1.11 I Don't Think I'll Stay Here