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Poor Virginia is the debut album from Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds. Engineered, Co-Produced and Mixed by Neil Thomason (Wagons, Augie March, Jen Cloher) at Head Gap Studios in Preston and Mastered by Adam Dempsey (Jordie Lane, Matt Walker) at Deluxe Mastering.

“She’d be at home in the Nighthawks diner, except that she’s maybe not jaded enough. There’s an innocence and hope to most of her songs that feels like a balm.”
- McKinley Valentine, unpaved.com.au

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released August 11, 2013

Brooke Russell – Voice, Guitar and Mandolin
Tilman Robinson – Trombone and Backing Vocals
Grant Taylor – Guitars and Backing Vocals (track 3)
Ben Franz – Double Bass and Pedal Steel (track 6)
Joshua Barber – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals and Keys

Guest performances by....

Melanie Robinson – Cello (tracks 9 and 12)
Pepita Emmerichs – Violin (tracks 9 and 12)
Ben Harrison – Trumpet and Backing Vocals (track 3 and 12)

Produced by Brooke Russell, Tilman Robinson, Grant Taylor, Ben Franz, Joshua Barber and Neil Thomason.
All songs written by Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds except Dreaming (Harry/Stein BMG Chrysalis) arr. Grant Taylor and Tilman Robinson.
String and horn arrangements on Sweet Heart, Silly Boy and Dreaming by Tilman Robinson.

Engineered and mixed by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Studios, Preston.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick.
Album design by Claire Foxton at FoxInk.
Manufactered at Replicat.

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Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds Melbourne, Australia

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds consist of Brooke Russell, Grant Taylor, Ben Franz, Tilman Robinson and Josh Barber. ... more

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