And here are my tour dates again. I hope to see you at the shows!
An acoustic duo two track recording from 1979 released on Glitterhouse Records. This will be a limited mail order only release as well as at my shows! We will have it for sale at the TLH webstore starting April 29 and at Glitterhouse later in May. You can catch a tune on the site player below. Here are the liner notes: Terry Lee Hale and “Becca” Sarow (pronounced sorrow) were an acoustic recording and touring duo that formed in Chicago in 1975. We sang a collection of original songs as well as many ragtime, country blues, pop and folk standards. Fronted by Becca on vocals, I also sang and played 6 string Froggy Bottom guitar. We lived in and toured throughout the Midwest, Colorado, Washington and Texas and finally settled in Denver in 1979.
It was a good year for music. Of course being able to add my own release to the others has been fantastic. I'm a very lucky man and I know it. I've been checking out some of the other Best Of lists and not much what i've included here seems to be elsewhere. I guess that's ok. It's what makes the music world go around. I'd be interested to hear your feedback if you'd care to drop me a line. Or send me your list if you want. I'm always open to hearing great music!
This record is almost otherworldly for me. Sounds flying in and out, impossibly lush and beautiful. It’s no surprise to me to know that Tucker Martine had his mixing hand in this recording (as he does in Laura Viers record as well. Have a listen to my own Shotgun Pillowcase CD for another great example of his work). Neko Case is doing the heavy lifting. Her writing seems to perfectly balances the “I” and the “me” if that makes sense. A step outside of self-absorption yet still personal. Revealing but not all syrupy heart-on-your-sleeve confessional (ala Alanis Morrisette for example). Neko Case is a writer’s writer. I find her songs fascinating, insightful, intellectually challenging and soulful. Great production top to bottom, excellent musicianship and each song framed perfectly in its place. Forthright and honest songwriting coupled with a strong and clear woman’s voice. The album is not too long, the drummer stays away from the cymbals and the production is stellar. Really a winning combination here. I think this record is fantastic. And I wish that I could make a record with this musician yes I do.