This is the prototype artwork for my new CD. It will either be called Huckster or Hucksters & Bamboozlers. Which do you prefer?
Let me tell you all about this CD. I have 18 tracks that I am working on for this record. My hope is that all of them make the final cut. I will be recording live off the floor. Which means that there will be no overdubs on this record. What you hear will be what was played at the time the record button was pushed. That means if a song is just a ukulele and my voice, that is what you'll get. If the song is a loop performance with a groove track and other stuff, the loop will be created first but the recorded performance will be one take. Loop, Guitar or uke and vocal all at once.
I'm very excited about this recording because so many of you have told me that this is what you want to hear from me. Live honest music performed with passion and style. But you're probably wondering what the title has to do with the songs? I could go on and on about some artsy pre-text about how songwriters create some artificial world that we sell to you. How those moments are themselves hucksters because they often aren't real or genuine but somehow feel that way. The truth is that the title comes from the marketing slogan for the tour I did this summer with Allison Brown and Leah Morise. We advertised that you "the audience" weren't to be fooled by Hucksters and Bamboozlers, there was only one true Dr Pinkham's Medicine Show. Well during the promo shoot for the tour I posed for the picture above. I never thought I'd use it but then something in my head started saying Hucksters and Bamboozlers over and over again and I remembered the picture. That's the true story. Now lets explore the world of the artificial authenticity...
I am pre-selling the CDs to pay for manufacturing costs so if you'd like to be a part of this send $20 plus $5.00 shipping to
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
Canada B0T 1W0
In the next week I'll be putting a link up to accept credit card payments as well. Thanks for reading!