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    “There is a deep embedded ache in Bousquet’s voice. You can feel it down in the trenches of his soul and through the crack in his voice.” – Redline Roots

    “On Into The Light Within Bousquet really separates himself as a songwriter from a very crowded field of excellent songwriters taking up camp in his home state. While he’s not afraid to crank up the electric guitar to prove a song’s point, it’s his more introspective moments, such as on “Gloria” that he really knocks it out of the park.” – Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise

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Rare is the mark of the wandering spark/Whose embers never flame/Sad is the sight of wings that never take flight/No air or ground to claim/I squandered days when I was young/ Forgive the things I have not done/Hard are the times spent reliving the crimes/Guilt's a ghost that seldom flees/The missteps of youth, unbounded by truth/Souls are sold off by degrees/My broken heart, it was but one/Forgive the things that I have done/Mercy, mercy, mercy me/I cried out so ceaselessly/The years they roll; lessons I learned them slow/In time, I became a man/Lost to the past, escaped from our grasp/There's much I'll never understand/I held out hope when there was none/Forgive the man I have become/Mercy, mercy, mercy me/I cried out so ceaselessly/I squandered days when I was young/I held out hope 'til there was none/Forgive the things undone and done/Mercy, mercy, mercy me/I cried out so ceaselessly/Mercy, mercy, mercy me/I cried out so ceaselessly


from Into the Light Within, track released July 3, 2015



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American Elm Chester, Connecticut

American Elm, aka Chris Bousquet, is singer-songwriter from Connecticut. He is the former leader of the internationally acclaimed High Lonesome Plains, and as well as the widely regarded Alligator Farmhouse. He has performed with such luminaries as Roger McGuinn, Miracle Legion, Rod McDonald, The Nields, Mark Mulcahy, Asleep at the Wheel, The Turtles, Tim Easton, J. Geils, and Susan Cowsill. ... more

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