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Snake Oil

by Rev Tor

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Over You 05:17
Snake Oil 04:22
Rise 07:04
Circles 04:15
Lifeline 05:15
The Shadows 05:00


Snake Oil was written and recorded during the pandemic of 2020/21. The album consists of seven new original songs by “Rev” Tor Krautter as well as two cover songs. “Brokedown Palace“ by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter and “ Eastern Shore” by longtime friend and musical collaborator Matt Mervis.

“The vibe of this new album very much reflects the times we’ve all been sharing these past 15 months. The songs weave their way through themes of isolation, self-reflection, insurrection and finally inspiration”.

“Rev” Tor Krautter


released June 16, 2021

All song by: Tor Krautter except “Eastern Shore” and “Brokedown Palace”. Additional Lyrics by Jeff Martell on “Circles” and Lisa Burrell LaGrant on “Dancing in The Rain”. Brokedown Pallace by: Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Eastern Shore by: Matt Mervis.

All songs arranged by: Tor Krautter, Andrew Costa, Brian O’Connell and Jeff Prescott - Horns arranged by: Peter McEachern.

Tor Krautter: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Andrew Costa: keyboards, organ, backing vocals
Brian O’Connell: bass
Jeff Prescott: drums, backing vocals
Pete Adams: dobro on “Circles”
Gina Coleman: vocals on “Lifeline"
Jason Maloney: mandolin on “Circles”
Matt Mervis: acoustic guitar and backing vocals on “Eastern Shore”
Peter McEachern: trombone on “Over You” and “Dancing in The Rain”
Jeff Stevens: trumpet on “Over You” and “Dancing in The Rain”
Charlie Tokarz: saxophone on “Over You” and “Dancing in The Rain”, flute on “Snake Oil”
Yahuba Jose Garcia-Torres: percussion on “Dancing in The Rain”
Dave Vittone: accordion on “Circles” and “Brokedown Pallace”, organ on “Over You”
Libby Volckening: backing vocals on “Circles”

Recorded, mixed and mastered by: Frank Kennedy
Recorded at The Egremont Barn, South Egremont, Massachusetts
© 2021 Smellydog Records


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Rev Tor Massachusetts

Since 1996. Rev Tor has been a strong presence on the east coast club and festival circuit, performing from Maine to Key West. Tor has shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Phish and The Allman Brothers. Over a 25+ year career he has performed with the likes of Leon Russel, Los Lobos, String Cheese Incident and many others. ... more

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