Unknown Cargo

from by Vanessa Lowe

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    12 songs presented in a 3-panel color sleeve with lyrics/credits booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Stars of Bean Hollow via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $0.75 USD



words and music by vanessa lowe
produced by kent sparling
© and p. 2012 the jicama salad company (BMI)


a black sheet with light shining through
is not a starry night
but all the dreams we have and forget
are vessels of varying height

give ‘em all a high size limit
leave it to chance
let ‘em load the trucks with unknown cargo
don’t travel light

besides the drive home gets old fast
without the trailers to jolt you awake
and so a second becomes a minute
and this is how the hours pass

etched into the formica
is the imprint of a heavy bowl
but there’s nothing here in this kitchen
but wishes like ditches dug low


from Stars of Bean Hollow, released September 25, 2012
V Lowe: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
B Freelove: Bass
M Boisen: Banjo
K Sparling: Drums, Clatter, Reed Organ


all rights reserved



Vanessa Lowe Berkeley, California

grown in nyc.
educated in boston.
doctorate in denver.
escaped to northern california.
apprentice glassblower.
radio show host.
documentary producer.
mad knitter.
animal rescuer.

vanessa released her 5th CD, "stars of bean hollow" in august 2012. live dates continue through 2013.

thanks for visiting her on bandcamp.
... more

contact / help

Contact Vanessa Lowe

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

If you like Vanessa Lowe, you may also like: