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    5-song "Parable" EP on CD, in 2-sided full color jacket

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In the four years since our last release, "Red Summer Spirit", we’ve had several line-up changes, gotten married and divorced, had children, moved into and out of houses and grown into ourselves."Parable" is our homage to these years and the intensely personal music they’ve created.


released January 13, 2017

Produced by Ron DiSilvestro and Black Horse Motel
Recorded and Mixed by Ron DiSilvestro at Studio 4 Recording
Additional recording at Forge Recording
Mastered by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4

All songs written, arranged, & recorded by Black Horse Motel*
*Bass on Dear Mama and Bones - Ron DiSilvestro

All rights reserved.
2016 Single Batch Records
2016 Boot N' Pistol Publishing (BMI).
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of all applicable laws

Album artwork | Megan Manning
Concept art | Gina Fitzpatrick & Megan Manning
Photograph | James Suit

Black Horse Motel is:
Galen Fitzpatrick | guitar, vocals
Desiree Haney | cello, piano, vocals
Ryann Lynch | fiddle, viola, mandolin, vocals
Megan Manning | drums, percussion, vocals

Special thanks: Ron DiSilvestro for being our cheerleader; Phil Nicolo; Gina Fitzpatrick, Betsy Kloss-Kramer, Rick Katz, Josh Buono, Kathleen Manning, Kara Manning, Michael Manning, Jess Kelso, Cat Collis, James Suit, Professor Pooch, Patty Pearce Bonfig, Jo Mowrey, and all our friends and family who continue to help, put up with, & support us; and everyone who contributed to our PledgeMusic campaign.



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black horse motel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on a foundation of honest, and often melancholy, lyrics and are brought to life by a mélange of instruments and voices that render this quintet’s sound dexterous, accessible and toe-tapping. ... more


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