Chased from the US, Bulgaria, and South African by visa officers and Christianists, Chris Kelley found a home in Spain. Too many years wandering the planet made a mark on this Nashville native. He reunited with his hometown band Chapel of Roses and began recording some of the songs he wrote during the course of his journeys. Once he found some stability in Barcelona, he recorded more songs and formed a new band, Lost American.
Lost American expresses that disconnected feeling of the ex-pat. Everyone can relate to this feeling: it’s when your love leaves you very suddenly and you’re left with a ghost, or when everything you poured your heart into falls apart, or when you get a threatening letter in the mail and you better exit soon.
released April 15, 2016
Written and produced by Chris Kelley
Mixed by Cristian Pallejà at Caballo Grande in Barcelona
Vocals, guitars, and keyboards by Chris Kelley
"Interstitial", "Do you want to have it all", "Only Silence," and "Someday Samantha" were recorded in Nashville with Chapel of Roses:
Houston Greer: lead guitar,
Colin Parker: drums,
Preach Rutherford: bass.
Background vocals on "Walk the way to heaven's gate" and "Robot Spark" by Delphine Kamoun
Background vocals on "Do you want to have it all" by Delphine Kamoun and Meritxell Cartes Balart
Bass on "Do you want to have it all" by Adolf Rodriguez Guillen
Slide and surf guitar on "Do you want to have it all" by Vasco Batista
Trumpet on "In Exile", "Put me in a spell", and "Alive" by Cristian Pallejà
Percussion on "Put me in a spell" by Colin Parker
Bass on "Put me in a spell" by Preach Rutherford
Banjo, Mandolin, and Ebow guitar on "Someday Samantha" by Jim T. Graham
More about the band at lostamerican.net