Nashville Letdown

by The Arches

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Sven B. Schreiber "But in this age of technology and information, people don’t seem to know much." Yes, I always read the liner notes. I've got to nail these words onto the wall of my office, where I'm developing IT solutions each day... This most recent EP by "The Arches" shines with fresh new ideas, and Nina Blade keeps on contributing her own very interesting ones on almost every release now. How about a solo album? Favorite track: Follow Polaris.


From Leo the Wanderer:

“What do you want to know? Well, when I was young, we used to wait at the station for the train to bring grandpa from the big city. For fun? We used to roll the rain barrels down the street towards the automobiles and the cops just laughed. I recorded my first song with my drug store guitar in a tiny one room studio that had a mic, a piano and some good reverb. Then the war happened, and everything changed. My friends were killed, and I was left to spend the rest of my life wondering why. You know, looking back I can see this whole thing called progress. But in this age of technology and information, people don’t seem to know much. But you know, people are generous, loving, and are also shellfish and greedy. I pray for everyone.”
Leo F.M. Snyder

We hope you enjoy!
Peace and love,
The Arches


released September 30, 2019

The Arches are:

Murphy Spark- Lead Guitar, Bass
Nova Williams - Rhythm Guitar
Jessica Fury – Drum Kit, Samples
Nina Blade – Keyboards, Bass

Special Guests:
Ricky Darc - Vocals on "Karma's Gonna Come"
Roger Whitman - Banjo on "Shelby Park"
Wang Li - Pipa on "Madam Ah Toy"
Bridget Wong- Cello & Buff Zeller - Bass on "Live at the Bluebird"
Admiral Leonard's Royal Orchestra on "Smashville", "Granny White", and "Follow Polaris"
Leo F.M. Snyder - Vocal on "Leo the Wanderer"

"Live at the Bluebird" recorded live at The Bluebird Diner Franklin, TN August 17th, 2019

Album Design by MLS Design

Mixed & Mastered at Swany River Studios
All songs written & arranged by Mark L Swanson (Murphy Spark)
except Follow Polaris by Murphy Spark and Nina Blade
Swany River Productions, LLC


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The Arches Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Arches are a Minneapolis Instrumental band spreading love and kindness around the world. Our songs are simple sketches of studio performances.

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