Home to Cuca Records and hundreds of Nashville-fantasizing pluckers and singers, Wisconsin’s Driftless region was a hotbed of country music in the 1960s. Influenced by old-timey ethnic songs, Bakersfield outlaws, countrypolitan rainbows, and the lonesome twang of every rural route roadhouse, these 17 Driftless Dreamers washed up at Jim Kirchstein’s Sauk City record plant with little more than $100 and a longing. Collected here are the fruits of Cuca’s documentary approach to record making, capturing the voices and stories of a culture and glacier in abatement.

Home to Cuca Records and hundreds of Nashville-fantasizing pluckers and singers, Wisconsin’s Driftless region was a hotbed of country music in the 1960s. Influenced by old-timey ethnic songs, Bakersfield outlaws, countrypolitan rainbows, and the lonesome twang of every rural route roadhouse, these 17 Driftless Dreamers washed up at Jim Kirchstein’s Sauk City record plant with little more than $100 and a longing. Collected here are the fruits of Cuca’s documentary approach to record making, capturing the voices and stories of a culture and glacier in abatement.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: NUMERO
Rel. Date: 11/12/2021
UPC: 825764107822

Driftless Dreamers: In Cuca Country [Glacial Blue 2LP]
Artist: Various Artists
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $36.98
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DISC: 1

1. When She Finds the Way Back Home
2. Wanderer
3. Happy Don't Last Forever
4. Just Another Name
5. Frisco Flower Tale
6. Kentucky Sunshine
7. It's Gone
8. Cardinal
9. Six Foot Down
10. Little Hero
11. Challenge
12. Run Little Girl
13. Hello Houston (Goodbye Ol' L.A.)
14. Tell Me
15. There's a River
16. Yellow-Throated Vireo
17. Legend of the White Buffalo
18. Down Bound Train
19. Now They're Gone
20. When I See You
21. La Fraja
22. The Sun Is Shining
23. Walkin'
24. Hermit Thrush
25. Muleskinner Blues
26. I Still Love You
27. Heaven Help the Working Girl
28. Trouble Sweet Trouble (Just a Barstool Away)
29. This Lovely Day Is Mine
30. God Help the World
31. Highway
32. Brown Thrasher

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Home to Cuca Records and hundreds of Nashville-fantasizing pluckers and singers, Wisconsin’s Driftless region was a hotbed of country music in the 1960s. Influenced by old-timey ethnic songs, Bakersfield outlaws, countrypolitan rainbows, and the lonesome twang of every rural route roadhouse, these 17 Driftless Dreamers washed up at Jim Kirchstein’s Sauk City record plant with little more than $100 and a longing. Collected here are the fruits of Cuca’s documentary approach to record making, capturing the voices and stories of a culture and glacier in abatement.

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