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MIDWEST DILEMMA'S FIRST RELEASE WON OEAA'S ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Timelines & Tragedies

Midwest Dilemma

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When thinking about Timelines & Tragedies, it only feels right to start from the beginning. The words, the music, played front to back. This recording tells a story of a journey from foreign soil. Life's decisions to stay or roam from state to state. The struggle of family and the necessity of love. From young to old, birth to death in song. I

When thinking about Timelines & Tragedies, it only feels right to start from the beginning. The words, the music, played front to back. This recording tells a story of a journey from foreign soil. Life's decisions to stay or roam from state to state. The struggle of family and the necessity of love. From young to old, birth to death in song. I wanted this recording to end up exactly what it is. Perfect. Thanks to everyone involved in the making of this recording! Thanks to everyone that supports us along the way in what we are doing musically. Thank you! Justin Lamoureux

"Using strings, woodwinds, guitars, accordion and a musical saw this album catapults itself to the upper echelons of folk music." - Here Comes The Flood

"The superior storytelling and perfected neurosis of Timelines would make even the late Nick Drake crack a smile." - Hybrid Magazine

"Midwest Dilemma has created a brave, introspective and genre-bending first offering with Timelines and Tragedies." - Tracer Magazine

"Timelines & Tragedies does an extraordinary job of telling the immigrant’s story, one that distills the shared experience of severed roots and the dismembering and intimidating shift out of the safe boundaries of home into an uncertain future." - Frederick... more credits released May 16, 2008

All songs were written by Justin Lamoureux, over a period of two years or more. The music was created by Midwest Dilemma, family, and friends. Each artist gave their time and talents to make this recording something special, something that we can all appreciate.

Midwest Dilemma: Justin Lamoureux - sing/nylon string guitar/12 string electric guitar/percussion/bells Elizabeth Webb - sing/clarinet Jackie Six - flute/vibro-slap Nic Johnson - sing/acoustic guitar/electric guitar David Downing - cello

Family & Friends: Alessi - sing in french Alexander Lamoureux - sing Adam Lamoureux - sing/tenor saxophone Phillip Lamoureux - sing Sarah Bradovich - sing Brad Hoshaw - sing/acoustic guitar Dan McCarthy - accordion Benjamin Brodin - vibraphone Kate Williams - accordion/trombone Brian Corey - trumpet Debbie Greenblatt-Seay - violin David Seay - saw Mike Friedman - pedal steel Jason Ferguson - mandolin Clark Drinkall - sing/piano Ben Arunski - tuba Tyler Cook - upright bass Matthew Arbeiter - percussion/bells

All vocals and instruments, except most percussion and the song Omaha, were recorded by Tim Cich @ Bassline Studio. All orchestral drums, percussion, and the song Omaha were recorded by Ian Aeillo @ Another Recording Company (ARC). Ian Aeillo also did the mixing @ ARC. Mastering was done by Doug Van Sloun, in his new studio called Focus Mastering. All studios can be found in Omaha, NE. The artwork, layout and design was done by Oat Montien in Australia. The old photos were provided by the Lamoureux family.

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