Lost Ragas releases 'Where James Once Played' - a tribute to James Cruickshank and announces a national tour!

Chrissie Vincent Publicity | 16-Sep-2016
Lost Ragas will be heading out into your world again, with a run of shows to launch their new 7" vinyl release. 'Where James Once Played' was written on the day friend and musician, James Cruickshank passed away. Neil Murray happened to be staying at Matt Walker's studio doing some writing and recording, when the news hit and helped note the flood of thoughts. This song is the result and finally comes to fruition nearly 12 months since James' passing. @lostragastweet #thelostragas
Lost Ragas
Flip it over to find 'I'll Be Gone'. A tip of the hat to Australian musical greats, Spectrum. Their iconic song from '71 is reimagined with original singer / songwriter, Mike Rudd joining the fellas on some harmonica and singing.

The sketch of a woman in the single artwork (below) and featured throughout the video clip is by the multi talented Cruickshank.

Since the release of their second LP 'Trans Atlantic Highway, Lost Ragas have been described as 'Cosmic Country' and it is true, they are quite at home exploring the more psychedelic realms of country music. You will hear songs of murder and alienation. Songs of a love that was never known and other songs of love that was a euphoric nirvana. Songs of friendship and even a song about a stunt motorcycle legend. Songs from a real place that have been fashioned into something poetic and powerful.

It's like Sturgill Simpson and Beck jamming with
the ghost of Harry Nilsson' "“ Chris Familton (The Music)

LOST RAGAS HIT THE ROAD WITH SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

FROM SEPT TO NOV 2016:
THUR 22 SEP FOUR5NINE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL PERTH WA
SAT 24 SEP WAVEROCK FESTIVAL HYDEN W.A
SUN 25 CLANCY'S DUNSBOROUGH W.A
THUR 29 SEP CARAVAN CLUB OAKLEIGH VIC
(With Tex Perkins & The Band Of Gold)
MON 31 OCT NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB MELBOURNE VIC
(With Liz Stringer)
FRI 4 NOV BRISBANE HOTEL HOBART TAS
FRI 11 NOV STAG AND HUNTER HOTEL MAYFIELD NSW
SAT 12 NOV THE UNION HOTEL SYDNEY NSW
SUN 13 NOV WHEATSHEAF HOTEL ADELAIDE SA

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