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TWO COWBOY SONGS is an homage to Lee Hazlewood. Two duets very inspired by Lee and Nancy.
Hand made cover printed on recycled paper with gold painting.
All songs written by Merk. Produced, mixed and recorded by Merk (except drums, vox on "naughty balad...", lapsteel, and fretless bass on "penelope").

Mastering made by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (NY)


released September 11, 2015

Penelope Ward:
Vox; Aurélie Emery, Fred Merk
Flute: Aurélie Emery
Guitars, melotron: Fred Merk
Pedal Steel: Andy Ellison
Drums: Théo Missillier
Fretless Bass: Marc Joray

The naughty balad of Lucy and Sean
Vox: Sean Brooks, Laure Betris
Guitars: Mat Evequoz, Fred Merk
Synth: Fred Merk
Bass: Laurent Jaussi
Drums: Théo Missillier



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17f Vevey, Switzerland

17f is a quartet who plays Americana folk music. Led by a delicate instrumentation where power is not calculated in decibels. The band created a strong identity on stage, used to play in tight places, they took advantage of these places to build their sound.
Heavily influenced by Neil Young or Pink Floyd, 17f transports you into a cinematic world.
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Track Name: Penelope Ward (feat. Aurélie Emery)
Evel Knievel, you've jumped over canyons with no fear
Always so brave, always so strong, you're a hero
Evel Knievel, why didn't you give me a wink?
Evel Knievel, why didn't you see my face?

Penelope Ward, you look like a real lady
Always so delightful, always so charming, you're so lovely
Penelope Ward,I thought you did not like the cowboys
Penelope Ward,i never dared to stare at you
Track Name: The Naughty Balad of Lucy and Sean (feat TS Brooks and Kassette)
I've got 5 bucks in my pocket
A rifle on my chest, My head is still fuzzy
I met you near Dover.
Two gallons of white booze,I thought I was a lover

I feel like a dead cow, your arm upon my breast
You whispered some filthy words and
tried to be romantic, a while before you puked
You took advantage of me, or at least a little bit

I woke up in the morning, tremendously muddled
Recovering from yesterday's haze
"My name is Sean, lady. What's your's?" 
You took up my pair of boots, and got up to pee

"You should call me Lucy, dude" 
You've tried to be romantic, and you do it well
We are dirty as pigs, stinking drunk
but we've made love like never before