Trade Your Headache for a Smile (2-CDs & Booklet)




Twenty years in the making… Tiki Parlour Recordings is proud to present a double CD featuring the old-time sounds of Tom Carter & Tom Sauber with Blanton Owen, Leonard Coulson and Patrick Sauber. The set contains a live disc recorded just before Blanton Owen’s fatal plane crash AND a recent studio recording with Tom S. and Tom C. along with Patrick Sauber (Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, A Mighty Wind, etc.).

The booklet contains in-depth liner notes written by Tom Carter (Fuzzy Mountain String Band) and the black & white photography of Blanton Owen. The set was designed by Howard Rains.


Two wonderful CDs. Masterful musicians and lots of great old-time music with some twists. You’ve got your banjo (various of them), you’ve got your fiddle, and then you’ve got your mandolin. Plus, then you’ve got mandola,  mando-cello, drum, and a pitched fork!!! Plus singing. How fine to hear Blanton Owen’s beautiful banjo playing again—we lost him too soon. These recordings were made over time and distance and sound as old as the hills, even the new songs like Dylan’s “Well, Well, Well,” and Bruce Cockburn’s “Kit Carson.” You can feel the love in every note. —Alice Gerrard


Additional information

Weight 6 oz