Walker's Run Live at Lime Kiln

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Recorded at the Theater at Lime Kiln in Lexington, Virginia on September 6, 2009.

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released November 1, 2009

Zack Blatter - Bass
Brennan Gilmore - Guitar, Vocals
Will Lee - Banjo, Vocals
Nick Reeb - Fiddle
Andy Thacker - Mandolin, Vocals

Live Recording and Mixing by James McLaughlin, The Sound, Charlottesville, Virginia

Live Sound by Chris Munson

"Natalie" recorded at Small World Audio by Zack Blatter, mixed by Bobby Read.

All Photos by Ned Oliver

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Walker's Run Washington, D.C.

In the late nineties/early aughts, Walker’s Run developed a loyal following for its unique, fiery Rockbridge County mountain- music. Walking the fine line between tradition and exploration, the group packed major venues and sold thousands of copies of its debut CD before taking a long-term hiatus in 2002. In 2009, the group re-formed and solved every riddle. ... more

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Track Name: New Sudan
New Sudan

I remember the village, by the riverside
And my mother’s yellow dress, where I used to hide.
Now the sun shines on me, for all to see
No dress to hide behind, not the place to be.

I might not make it through, I’m not the only one
Soldiers at the border, like to have their fun.
There are no free riders, there’s no easy way
Lie down in the desert sands, until I’m blown away.

Oh my sister, where are you now?
Dear brother, have you been found?

Heard my brother’s in the city, I made it just halfway
Drawn in by the fires, in the camps I stayed.
Someday we’ll all be together, the cooking fires will die
I will meet my sister, and hold her when she cries.

Oh my sister, where are you now?
Dear brother, have you been found?

Can’t answer when you ask me, no way to understand
Lie down by the riverside, in the new Sudan.
Walk all night on the cattle path, never see a light
Past or present I cannot tell, hope I get it right.
Track Name: Natalie (studio version)
Natalie

I remember well the night, we closed down the streets
They brought you into the garrison, told us not to speak
But you said to me, we should go, where we’d never be allowed
Strong as the cedars of Lebanon, frail as their boughs.

I could live a lifetime, a lifetime or two,
And never see all you’ve seen, in the carefree days of youth,
The bullets fly, the city burns, the circle comes around
A thousand years, and a thousand more, it’s been going down.

Natalie, you sometimes just have to believe. Do you?

I remember well the night, we walked down to the sea
To look for the light of a passing ship, that could bring you back to me
But the border guards, are never fair
Now the mountains and seas between us, are too much too bear.

Natalie, you sometimes just have to believe. Do you?