PORT KENT, NEW YORK on beautiful LAKE CHAMPLAIN
OK, so you may know this, you may not, but DAMAGED GOODS has worked since March, 2019, to get you some new music from the boys and we have some wonderful surprises coming up on this new album, NEW STRETCH OF ROAD. Besides the awesome title track, we have some more songs from RANDY VAUGHN, KEITH KING, and yours truly, and a lot more collaboration to bring some eclectic music. KEITH KING & I teamed up for THE BALLAD OF NIGEL & SHEILA, a song in which the first section of the lyrics was written by committee, originally, added to until there was a story fashioned by KEITH KING. And then I created the music per KEITH's request and it was magic!
RANDY VAUGHN & I did the same thing with NEW STRETCH OF ROAD: At first, RANDY just came up with the title and I started working on music to go with it. RANDY and our friend MARY LOU collaborated on some cool lyrics and the song just rocks! And we have DAMAGED RANDY & CHERYL's song, CRACKLES, FIRE & ICE, a song about a Kansas tornado!
SKIP BROWN figures in on a couple of the songs: RASTA MAN, (with KEITH KING), and my personal favorite, THAT"S LIFE & THIS IS LIVIN' two songs that keep us doing that reggae, man!
My contribution to this effort is MASKS OF ETERNITY ( for JOSEPH CAMPBELL), FOLLOW THE SONG, and LET THE MUSIC HEAL YOUR SOUL, written for CATHERINE WHEELER after the loss of her son, JASON. CATHERINE is KEITH's significant other and we mourn the loss of JASON every day. The song is a marvelous burst of healing energy, you are going to love it!
And, I promised you a surprise, or two, but my BIG SURPRISE for you is that our resident violinist, fiddler, singer, NELSON ROCK, has contributed a song he wrote called THE STATE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL. All that I will tell you is, it's like PUNK meets ELVIS. We like to joke that it's a lovely rant form ol' NELLIE!
That's all I am going to reveal, for now. But, I promise to keep you up-to-date on our progress. Into the studio (BluVudu Productions) this week we go!
So, everyone enjoy the Holidays, relax and let your mind float downstream . . .
P.S. Go to the HOME page and sing along with DAMAGED GOODS and their Christmas Carol.