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The Life and Death of A​.​J Rail

by Half Deaf Clatch

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1927 Flood 04:55
1930 Drought 04:05
The End 02:10


Written over the course of a year, and recorded in two days. The Life and Death of A.J Rail is a one man Blues & Roots concept album, in the raw downhome style of a by-gone age.

"I love this album from start to finish - the concept, the songs and the instrumentation. The Life and Death of A.J Rail is Clatch’s next logical step – and a huge step up it is too. A career defining album at this point in his career may be surprising, but Clatch’s drive, determination, and – most importantly – talent leave me in no doubt that this is THE ONE. If there is any justice this will be the album to move Clatch even further up in the blues scene - not just in the UK but Internationally. It is really that good. It paints fantastic pictures in my head of those tough times - always in black & white - dust, roads, travelling, life stories, death stories, everything. Wow! This is Clatch’s best work yet and deserves to be huge... And it will be!" - Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM


released October 12, 2015

Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Half Deaf Clatch.


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Speak Up Recordings UK

Independent label for the recording projects of Andrew McLatchie (aka Half Deaf Clatch). Slightly strange musicianer. Eleven Time British Blues Award Finalist 2013 - 2016
Six Time UK Blues Award Finalist 2018 - 2022

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