Vinyl Wednesday: Brewer & Shipley

Tarkio, 1970

Released in 1970 on Kama Sutra Records, Tarkio is the third album from midwest bred American folk rock duo, Brewer & Shipley. The album is named after a small town in Missouri that the duo played regularly on their circuit of college gigs. It features the bands biggest hit "One Toke Over The Line", which peaked at #10 on the Billboard charts, as well as a cameo from the one and only Jerry Garcia playing a steel guitar intro on "Oh Mommy". The duo is best known for their socially charged lyrics that reflected the sentiment of the youth movement of the late 60's & early 70's - especially surrounding the Vietnam War and finding personal and political freedom.