Doc Pyling and the Creosotes -
Travelling out West in 1969, I heard Hank Williams on a Wyoming country radio station and fell in love with America's music. It became a focus in our party Bluegrass band, The Dog Island Boys, a few years later on Guemes Island. Doc Pyling was an offshoot, focused on the playing of a legendary banjo player, David Coburn, to whom this CD is dedicated.
Andrea Rapaggi Quartet - Non Basterà Una Vita
This quartet comes from years of playing jazz together, sharing an interest in hard bop, including the less popular composers. This passion matured and developed in their Cluzon Big Band project, where they discovered diverse arrangers as well as performers. A repertoire of original songs ensued. This wonderful musical journey was truly a group effort.
SFUZZI East/West - Return Of The Reluctant Prophet
This follow up to SFUZZI East/West's " The Reluctant Prophet" is a full spectrum review of Dylan songs, over 4 decades. The interpretations are strong and unique, meant to inspire Dylan fans of all ages, worldwide, with his timeless work....and cause them to discover or reconsider some of his best compositions.
Coty Hogue - To The West
To the West is not only a collection of songs I love to sing, but also a reflection of my experience growing up in rural western Montana and my journey even farther west to Bellingham, Washington. During my time here in the Northwest, I have been fortunate to live in a very supportive community, and with that support I have grown significantly both personally and musically. Each of the songs and all the people who have contributed to this album represent that venture.
SFUZZI East/West - Objection! 2000
Originally designed as a current commentary / protest statement in 2004, events and political evolution rendered the Objection 2000 project more a statement about the eternal issues between government and the people, between the sexes and historical dramas ongoing. There will always be a need for protest music.