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All the Boats Are Gonna Rise
Resurrection Blues



Ernest Troost is a singer/songwriter and a 2009 New Folk Winner at this year's Kerrville Folk Festival. His evocative songwriting style combines folk and Piedmont blues style guitar picking with timeless stories and colorful character portrayals drawn from the American past and present.
His first solo album, All the Boats Are Gonna Rise, described as what would happen if the Carter Family, Robbie Robertson, and Alfred Hitchcock wrote songs together, has been a hit with critics and fans alike:

"Troost's style and subject matter recall Dylan, Dave Alvin, and (especially for his concentration on life's darker side) Richard Thompson--enviable company indeed. Such comparisons are not lightly made: Every song here is a keeper."

--Tom Hyslop
Blues Revue Magazine

His new album, Resurrection Blues, will be available Summer 2009.
Troost is also an award-winning composer of scores for films and television,
including the quirky scores for the Oscar-nominated animated short Dr. DeSoto and the much-loved cult classic Tremors.
From his hipster jazz for the Sundance film Beat, to the majestic orchestra and choir for the MGM historical epic One Man's Hero, to the edgy delta minimalism of HBO's Lesson Before Dying, and the playfully eclectic score for the Campbell Scott film Crashing, Troost's music always uniquely supports the filmmaker's vision.
Troost hosts a live roots music show, Ernest Troost's Juke Joint Gang, at the Talking Stick coffeehouse in Venice, California, the first Saturday of each month. Visit for show details.