"Days Amidst the Dust" was released in October of 2011. The third solo album from Andrew D. Huber benchmarks both his songwriting and performance skills at an unprecedented level. Built around lyrical themes of reclamation, resilience, and restlessness, it captures the sound of an artist fully hitting his stride. The songs acrobatically drift from coffehouse intimate to arena-ready folk-rock. Standout tracks include "Resurrection Mary", "Grand Marais", "Letter from St. Paul" and "Buffalo Plaid (Comic Book Hero)".
"Days Amidst the Dust" is the third solo album from Andrew D. Huber. It was recorded almost entirely in the NorthLight Records studios between 10:00pm and 11:30pm on various nights in 2010 and 2011.
"Three albums in....." That small thought resonated in my head throughout the making of this record. To what end? Simple, really -- I am in this for the long haul.
All the songs on the album are centered around 2 specific tracks -- namely the vocal and the primary acoustic guitar, like I perform them live. My goal for this album was to make a record that sounds equally at home on small or big stages. The melting point between those two is heard in various places -- the last minute of "Grand Marais", the bridge of "Letter from St. Paul", and the rumbling, gentle build of "Wishing Wells" to name a few.
Those that have seen me play live know I have a strong Celtic influence, and this record spotlights it more dramatically than before. Scads of mandolin, more bouzouki, and continued use of alternate tunings pushed it up to the studio forefront.
I'll have more to say on the record as time moves forward, but on the eve of its release, I could not be more proud of the work.