© 2019 by Philville Records

In memorium to Phil Pearce:
Philville Records co-founder,
sage, and purveyor of sundries.
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(The Deacon Appears Courtesy of Stroke Records)
 

The Deacon is the lap-steel playing moral compass of Santa Barbara's "Big Jugs." He joined the Jugs in 2009 as a spiritual adviser (both liquor and eternal).

This Single (with a bonus track) features the Deacon playing all of the instruments on "When the Shakes Set in" and "The Gospel According to the Deacon." The bonus track "the Grotesque Puppet" features Big Jugs' drummer Cletus Cockburn on percussion and fiddle player Mark Parson. All other instruments on that track (trombone, accordion, etc) are played by the Deacon.