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Family Shiloh: At the Cold Copper Ranch

Down a Burnet County backroad sits a quiet ranch filled with majestic longhorns and Texas hill country views, a perfect place for our family to receive an album’s worth of songwriting inspiration. Mike and Kali Smith, together with their two daughters Sam and Jacee, run a quality operation with a focus on the utmost love and respect for every Longhorn that finds a home with the Cold Copper Cattle Co. The charming creatures are a part of the family here on the 4C. When we stepped on the ranch for the first time, the Smiths made our family feel right at home as well, with their southern, smiling hospitality. As the Smiths shared stories of the ranch and the family history that brought them to this moment, we envisioned capturing these experiences musically as an indelible tribute to the Cold Copper Ranch and the special people that live and breathe it.

The Smiths commissioning us to write songs about their ranch was an honor and a dream come true for me, having always had a passion for songwriting and especially intrigued by troubadours like Woody Guthrie, who was once hired by the federal government to write about what he saw along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. Trailblazers in this venture, the Smiths have brought about a union between the Longhorn ranch life and country music- two of Texas’ most beloved and iconic traditions.

To properly tell these stories, we needed help from a top notch team of Texas musicians and musical engineers on par with the quality of work the Smiths put in. With their support, we were able to enlist the services of many of our favorite music professionals Texas has to offer. We are very pleased to present to you the final result.

ODE TO A WAY OF LIFE
This is an ode to a way of life still not lost on some
An ode to clear air, coyotes callin’, donkeys brayin’
big hay siftin’ when the mixers churnin’ like a kettle boilin’
With the Longhorns leapin’ behind ‘em,
Followin’, runnin’ for the meal of the evenin’
A thousand pounds of hay feeds them Horns every day
There’s Hazel Magoo, too, just a little lamb bleatin’
We’re sure gonna miss you
Upward lookin’ a big barn on the hill
Hear music playin’ as the day has gone still
Keep upward lookin’ to the stars in the skies
At night in Texas they shine mighty bright
Bald eagles nestin’, a good time for restin’
cicadas ain’t quiet
But the sun’s sinkin’ low
You ain’t doin’ nothin’ and got nowhere to go
Wild hogs prowl the prairie, a bass on the line
The wind blows in freedom from another time
Gotta get up tomorrow, lots of workin’ to do,
Whatchoo doin’ it for?
It’s no commercial outfit, sure ain’t for the meat
It’s for the love of the Longhorn, twisty or straight
A lonestar legend, a Texas necessity
A creature worth writing some songs for that come from the-
Heart of the matter, and manner of life
A life that ain’t dyin’, at least not where I’m at
I’m on the Cold Copper Ranch
In an ol’ cowboy hat

All songs written by Family Shiloh

Executive Producers Mike and Kali Smith
Produced by Steve Chadie and Billy Horton
Recorded and mixed by Steve Chadie and Billy Horton
Recorded at Arlyn Studios / Austin, Tx and Fort Horton / Wyldwood, Tx
Mastered at Terra Nova Mastering by Jerry Tubb / Austin, Tx
Photography by Jason Roberts
Artwork Design and Layout by Adam Moore
Assistant Editing on Dunn Lucky Dice- Aarom Meador

Players
COLBY PENNINGTON– Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
KIMBERLY PENNINGTON– Vocals, Handclaps, Whistle
JONAH PENNINGTON– Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Hammond
Organ, Cowbell, Percussion, Harmonica
CHLOE PENNINGTON– Vocals, Fiddle, Piano, Handclaps
ADELINE PENNINGTON- Vocals, Fiddle, Handclaps
PATIENCE AND AMELIE PENNINGTON- Vocals, Handclaps
BRENT PENNINGTON– Bass
ANDY MCALLISTER– Drums
DAMIEN LLANES– Drums
DAVE BILLER– Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar
BILLY HORTON– Standup Bass
MICKEY RAPHAEL– Harmonica
MARTY MUSE– Pedal Steel Guitar
PAUL GLASSE– Mandolin
CHRISTOPHER GREGORY– Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
DEJAN NIKOLIC- Accordian
BRUCE MCCARTY– Auctioneer
DALE HUNT- Pedigree
MIKE, KALI, SAM AND JACEE SMITH– Handclaps
MATT PITTMAN– Handclaps

Discography:

Family Shiloh – Really Going Places

03/26/20 – Digital: $7 via Bandcamp

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Family Shiloh – Stand Again

11/12/18 – csr-014 CD: (out of print).  Digital: $7 via Bandcamp

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Family Shiloh – Hold on Family Hands

03/06/17 – csr-013 CD: (out of print).  Digital: $7 via Bandcamp