Simon Joyner to put out new album with Dennis Callaci

Dennis Callaci and Simon Joyner will release ‘New Secrets’ on June 11.

Whether he forms a new band (the Ghosts), puts out a solo album or teams up with a friend, Simon Joyner never sits still long.

His next effort is “New Secrets,” an album that’s a full collaboration with Dennis Callaci of Refrigerator. It’s the second release for the duo, which recorded its first, “Stranger Blues,” on one track by singing into the same mic.

This time, they recorded at Callaci’s home over three days with a full backing band (Joyner’s Ghosts). The 11-song album was recorded and mixed by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, and Franklin Bruno (Human Hearts, Nothing Painted Blue) Kevin Morby (The Babies / Woods) make guest appearances on the album.

“The Frayed End of the Rope” (listen below) is a slow folk dirge that builds into the refrain of “We’ll make it easy on you/take the frayed end of the rope.”

“The record is almost call & response w/ a Joyner song answering the plea to the preceding Callaci dirge,” said a press release.

The album will be out June 11 via Callaci’s record label, Shrimper.


side one
Old Man In the Rain
Guitar as Guitar
Let’s Make History Bleed
The Frayed End of the Rope

side two
San Antonio
Lost Invitations
Beat by Beat
Tender Came By
Blessed Things
There Will be a Time



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