When I Turn Out the Lights

Fred Engler & The Trouble Shooters

When I Turn Out the Lights
Performed By Fred Engler & The Trouble Shooters
Album UPC 884501622325
CD Baby Track ID 8927115
Label Fred Engler & The Trouble Shooters
Released 2012-01-04
BPM 121
Rated 0
ISRC usx9p1168729
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 126
Writer Fred Engler
Pub Co Songs on Rain Cloud Nine
Composer Fred Engler
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - South Carolina


Channeling both early 70's pioneers like Gram Parsons and today's alt country hipsters like Ryan Adams, these songs embrace natural sound and the pursuit of artistic vibe; think a bit of Texas mixed with some California, all built on solid southern roots.


This album was recorded with the notion of keeping it all "live" -- where we all play off each other and use to our advantage those spur-of-the-moment artistic impulses. Basic tracks were played together in an un-airconditioned living room setting without a click or guide track in the middle of a HOT South Carolina August. Since the room wasn't exactly soundproof and it was a very humid summer, a choir of crickets and cicadas often accompanied the recordings. Lead instruments and vocals were overdubbed. The entire album was completed in less than 2 months, and was released with a concert party at the historic Abbeville Opera House. The show was captured on film and tape, and a DVD release of that concert is in the works.

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