Dad Horse Experience 

= Hank Williams 

+ Earl Scruggs

+ Tom Waits

 

(SLUG MAGAZINE)


 

 

 

It's almost 

to compelling

to ignore.

  

(AMERICANA-UK)

THE DAD HORSE XP, BEST OF - vinyl only

On countless requests and complaints here are the VERY BEST SONGS OF THE DAD HORSE XP 2008-2014 only available on a 12" vinyl album PLUS an exclusively recorded BONUS SONG. Black or green or limited red vinyl. 

Site A

- Gates of Heaven

- Through the Hole

- The Moonshiner (feat. Remco Reed)

- Merchandise Song

- Dead Dog on a Highway

- Wayfaring Stranger

Site B

- Kingdom it Will Come (single version)

- Waiting at the Turnpike

- In My Time of Dying (feat. Anto Macaroni)

- Lord Must Fix My Soul

- Too Close to Heaven

- WTC in Heaven

- Ganz war ich nie

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AUSZUG AUS DEN LINER-NOTES 

"... Dad Horse war nicht nur nach allen anderen da, es gab wilde Zeiten, in denen niemand zu ihm aufschaute, dem schrägen Tunichtgut aus Schleswig-Holstein. Säufer und andere Süchtlinge wie Ira Louvin, Hank Williams, Spade Cooley – die ganze Riege derer, die lange vor Ottn den Weg zum Abgrund gingen – wären besser dran gewesen, auf seine Botschaft zu warten. Dad Horse Ottn ist für die moderne Unterhaltungsmusik ein Visionär und Post-Pionier zugleich, der seine Autorität aus seiner Unbeugsamkeit bezieht, mit der er an seinen Idealen festhält. ... Mit dem Verzicht auf die musikalische Coolness, mit der der Folk sich unter Feedbackgeräuschen vom Puritanismus der frühen Tage verabschiedete, bringt er die Folkmusik wieder dahin zurück, wo diese beheimatet ist: zum Volk. ... Selten habe ich einen Entertainer erlebt, auf den sich alle Gäste meiner Showserie einigen konnten. ... Ich spüre tiefe Dankbarkeit für den Menschen Dad Horse Ottn, wie er mit 40 Jahren erst das Banjo erlernte und den für Tourneen nötigen Führerschein machte, um auf seinen Konzerten fremden Menschen aus aller Welt den sorgsamen Umgang mit ihren Begierden und Ressourcen zu erklären."

Dirk Geil (Bonn-Stomp)

 

AMERICANA-UK (UK), 2015/04/13: DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE "BEST OF - SEINE SCHONSTEN MELODIEN" - The Theatre of the Gutter

Producing a best of compilation spanning the years 2008 to 2014 on limited edition vinyl and even more limited edition mint green vinyl sounds an odd model but the Dad Horse Experience, which is ostensibly the work of German lone banjo man, Dad Horse Ottn, seems strangely apt. The music is selected from a plethora of albums but is largely banjo tunes that swing between the tropes of Waitsian country plunks to Weimer Republic Cabaret camp. It attains quite a feat of being both high theatrical and guttural at the same time. Original tunes are mixed in with mostly American folk tradition but the Germanic elements of Dad Horses’s voice lend a welcome difference to the standard Bluegrass Country fair. Dad Horse has built a narrative in both his act and music which creates visions of a wanderer of dirt tracks and smoky cabarets, a cracked voice shaking a rusty tin can. It’s almost too compelling to ignore. (Matthew Boulter)

SLUG MAGAZINE (USA), 2015/04/02: REVIEW: BEST OF THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE.

Dad Horse Experience = Hank Williams + Earl Scruggs + Tom Waits

Dad Horse Ottn is a bit of a late bloomer. At the age of 39, Ottn learned to play the banjo and dedicated himself to being a traveling musician. A German playing traditional American gospel music mixed with stories and original songs, you can't help but listen. Preaching what he calls the "Keller Gospel" or Cellar Gospel, Ottn preaches his own brand of redemption. Confessional lyrics with a Sons of Perdition–meets–Johnny Cash tone, Ottn croons quirky Appalachian blues with a strong accent. I discovered Ottn's music a couple years ago and this "best of" is a nice highlight of his work. Songs like "Kingdom It Will Come" and "Ganz war ich nie" are my favorites on the album, poetic profanity of a sullied soul seeking absolution. I don't believe in god, but I believe in what Ottn has to say. (Alex Cragun)

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