Delicious Death of An Ohio Honey Hunter
The Delicious Death of an Ohio Honey Hunter was recorded by Aaron White after fifteen months of travel. The album strarted with about 25 tracks written in places like Las Cruces, New Mexico, West Yellowstone, Montana, and Valdez, Alaska. The Employment Blues was written in Columbus, Ohio just before leaving town. 'It's exactly what I was thinking at that time' says Aaron, 'I couldn't wait to quit my job and travel.' Aaron also drew much of the inspiration for the album from classic literature and roots music. The title of the album comes from a line in Moby Dick and there are a few other subtle references throughout the album to authors like Dostoevsky and Hemingway. Tragic Folk is an obvious homage to four different classic folk songs and the other tracks on the album all display individual hints of influences like Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt, The Grateful Dead, and Harry Belefonte. Recorded over a nine month period spanning from late 2007 to September of 2008 at Mindfield Studio in Galloway, Ohio, the album features many prominent Columbus musicians including Christopher Whitney, Kenny Caterer, Andy Sartain, Greg Gould, and Katie Linn. The album was mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden and the cover design was done by Jason Pennington. The photography is by Aaron White.