Just Like the Others
When Derrick and Amy Ross began performing as Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl in early 2003, their intentions were simple enough: Select a name that hinted at their roots in the American West and established their identity as a determinedly two-person operation. The name also cast them as a couple of wanderers, too intoxicated with the possibilities of someplace else to settle down. In that sense, the name would prove prophetic as it charted the course of the next five years of their lives. Unable to locate a satisfactory permanent home, they accumulated more than their fair share of temporary addresses. When it wasn't the pony-trail towns of Bisbee, Tucson, and Willcox in the Arizona Territory, it was cooler locales like Corvallis and Nashville. Upon the release of their debut album, they hit the road for weeks at a time, bypassing the metropolitan centers in favor of the oft-neglected smaller towns in between. Wherever they went, they brought a simple musical proposition: Her piano and voice, his acoustic guitar, a love of life's little details, and a sense of humor. Although they traversed a landscape of bleached-husk desolation, they arrived none the worse for wear. Their longing for home unfulfilled, they found something of greater value along the way. They found a legion of like-minded hopeful searchers who believed in what they had to say and how they said it. We are proud to present Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl\'s second full-length album, Just Like The Others. These lost and found songs by artists they know and love, or would love to know, have been collected in their travels. We hope you find the selection rewarding in it's mingling of expected and unexpected, and the happily reimagined arrangements worthy and new.