Dougie Poole

The Freelancer's Blues

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Limited LP : Indies Only Pink Coloured Vinyl

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The Freelancer’s Blues, the second full-length LP from Brooklyn’s country crooner Dougie Poole, captures its current moment like nothing else. Poole updates the sto- rytelling backbone of country music for an audience that is young, urban, romantically alienated and financially pre- carious, using the same threads spun by Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson before him to write his own anthems for a new generation of country music fans.

With his debut album Wideass Highway Dougie Poole es- tablished himself as forerunner in a class of musicians who grew up in a post-genre ecosystem equally as likely to be influenced by Ariel Pink and Animal Collective as Dolly Par- ton and Dwight Yoakam. On The Freelancer’s Blues, Dou- gie graduates from drum machine and synthesizer bedroom country to a full band with honky-tonk harmonies, wailing pedal steel, and carefully constructed arrangements. Pro- duced by Jonathan Schenke (PC Worship, Gong Gong Gong, Public Practice) The Freelancer’s Blues does the seemingly impossible of staying true to Poole’s heritage in the DIY scenes of New York and Providence, while si- multaneously certifying him as a country music bonafide.


1. Vaping on the Job
2. Los Angeles
3. Claire
4. Buddhist for a Couple Days
5. Natural Touch
6. The Who’s Who of Who Cares
7. To Not Have a Brain
8. These Drugs Aren’t Working
9. The Freelancer’s Blues