In His Own Enchanted Words: ANDREW St. JAMES on Gram Parsons’ Grievous Angel
Andrew St. James – “Liberation Music.! For Boring People” is available now via Tricycle Records.
“I am guilty of being enchanted by the legend of Gram Parsons. In 2015 I had been spending an increasing amount of time in Los Angeles and was attempting a move down there. I was turned on to The Byrds record “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” by a friend of mine, a record Parsons is largely credited on influencing/writing. I dove deep into the “California Country” discography, the whole drugstore cowboy image felt very in line with the way I was living at the time. Songs like “Hearts On Fire” and “Love Hurts” are just perfect. “Return Of The Grievous Angel” made great listening as I drove round the country making sure to grab drinks at every weird passing town. This record influenced me to write and record the songs that are on my upcoming release, “Liberation Music.! For Boring People” in 2016, before it was lost only to be found a year later. But that’s another story for another time perhaps.”
Andrew St. James
The quote comes from the 5 Albums article here at GTC.