A Picnic on the 405

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A Picnic on the 405
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Studio album by John Craigie
Released 2007
Recorded Bocean Studios, San Rafael, CA
Genre Folk
Length 60:53
Label Zabriskie Point Records
Producer John Craigie, Kevin Hobson, Trent Boeschen
John Craigie chronology
Daddy Longlegs
(2005)Daddy Longlegs2005
A Picnic on the 405
Soft Hail
(2008)Soft Hail2008

A Picnic on the 405 is a record by the folk-singer John Craigie. It was released in 2007 on Zabriskie Point Records. It is technically Craigie's fourth album but considered part of "the early years".[1] Again being backed by The Accidental Poets, Craigie brought in a few more musicians to beef up the sound for this record. The guitarist Leland Jackness returned, this time on an electric guitar, which gave the album a much more rock-oriented sound. The album has been well received by fans, and has been praised by critics.[citation needed] While much of the album differs from Craigie's traditional folk style, it includes the song "Talkin' Orange Alert Blues", which uses the traditional talking blues folk style of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.

Track listing[2][edit]

  1. "The Ice Plant Amphitheatre" – 6:01
  2. "Canyon Walls" – 3:48
  3. "The Ballad of John and Jill" – 4:10
  4. "The Grass on Concrete Blues" – 5:46
  5. "The Talkin' Orange Alert Blues" – 5:08
  6. "My Own Religion" – 4:20
  7. "The Male Version of You" – 6:09
  8. "Closer to the Sky" – 3:11
  9. "Westchester Moon" – 5:01
  10. "One Sweet Duet" – 6:45
  11. "Weakness" – 4:55
  12. "Purple Lightning" – 5:39


  1. ^ A Picnic on the 405 - John Craigie. Listen @cdbaby, retrieved 2017-04-19 
  2. ^ A Picnic on the 405, CD Baby, 2016-10-25, retrieved 2017-04-19