Bread & Wine
Bread and Wine Didn't I try, didn't I sweat? Didn't I earn my daily bread? Didn't I do all one man could be held to? Didn't I work, didn't I invest? Didn't I buy her damned color set? You mean to tell me this is all I get? I went to sleep crying and I wake up dead? Well I never did get to ride in a balloon Never swam buck naked underneath a new moon If I could have a little more time I'd want a lot less bread, and a lot more wine (from Bread and Wine by Tom Ash) Bread and Wine is a concept album exploring the relationships between men and women, family, work, and the daydreams that keep us working. It's about the things that happen to us 'while we're busy making other plans'.It was chosen as one of the best albums of 2005 by KUT Folkways DJ David Oberman. Some of Austin's best musicians back the family vocals, players like Erik Hokkanen, Paul Pearcy, Sterling Finlay, Kieth Carper, and Beto Skiles. The songs harness many genres to tell a universal story and each is developed to it's full potential by impeccable musicianship. Behind all the stories the voices of the family soar in harmony and solo performances of a very special nature. Six siblings and several of their children practice the family obsession,close harmony, all backing some of the best songwriting in Texas.