Thanks for a terrific 2014

Hello Friends and music fans.  It’s been a while since I posted over here but it’s not for lack of music making.

2014 brought a bunch of records that I was lucky to produce including “Good Luck” by Girls, Guns & Glory, “Fall On In” by Maynard & The Musties, “Hipster Retirement Home” by Los Dudes and “Volume One” by the brilliant Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  Also mixed “The Last Days of Winter” by George Usher and Lisa Burns and the audio for the upcoming Bottle Rockets live DVD release.

I’ve got new recordings underway with a bunch of great artists including Esquela, the Surreal McCoys, The Jack Grace Band, Jollett, Planetary Nights, HEAP, Girls, Guns & Glory and The Bottle Rockets studio followup to 2009’s “Lean Forward”.

2014 has seen a lot guitar sessions too including tracks for The Gang produced by Jono Manson, the single for DL Marble’s upcoming release “Drag Me Back” and Jimbo Mathus‘ latest “Dark Night of The Soul”.

I had much fun performing with Spanking Charlene, Los Dudes, Mark McKay and Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition this year.

2015 is going to bring more great new music from the Del-Lords and also the first new Eric Ambel release since 2004’s Knucklehead to be produced by the very awesome Jimbo Mathus.

The hardest part of all this year was loosing my mentor, friend, life coach and guru the incomparable Louis B. Whitney.  I’ve never known a more giving person. Lou carried a spark that could never be extinguished.  Lou will be missed every day as I work the path that I learned from him and with those thoughts I think of all the other lives he touched and his lovely wife and Honey Bunny Kay Tolliver Whitney.  RIP Lou.

Lou Whitney at Column One in Springfield, MO during the recording of "Roscoe's Gang"

Lou Whitney at Column One in Springfield, MO during the recording of “Roscoe’s Gang”

 

Baby it’s cold outside!

A late welcome to the year 2014 and the fans of music.

First, thanks to all that came out to see the Del-Lords 2013 Fall/Winter dates in the US, UK and Europe.

A couple very cool new Produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel records released for your enjoyment.

First up is “Volume One” by Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.  12 songs recorded one evening at Cowboy Tech with Mario Viele engineering with Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner (vocals and guitar respectively) from the band Spanking Charlene.  This is one of the most simple yet elegant recordings I’ve ever had the good fortune to be involved in.  “Volume One” is available now at Bandcamp (where you can listen to the entire record) and iTunes.

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn "Volume One"

Sad Bastards of Brooklyn “Volume One”

Next up is the fiery new rock and roll record titled “Good Luck” from Boston’s #1 Alt. Country band Girls Guns and Glory.  Recorded at Cowboy Tech over a couple long weekends and mixed at Evie’s in Clinton Hill we went for bringing out elements of the band’s live sound and highlighting the interplay between Ward Hayden’s voice and Chris Hersch’s guitar.  “Good Luck” is available on CD and Vinyl from the band’s website.

Girls Guns and Glory "Good Luck"

Girls Guns and Glory “Good Luck”

Elvis Club: the wink release!

Ok friends,

the first Del-Lords full length in over 20 years is not out till May 14th but you can get it at all the digital joints including Bandcamp (where you can listen to the whole thing if you like).  Bandcamp release includes a pdf of the album art and all of the credits.  The actual CD is now available at the Del-Lords site.  Shipping as of today, April 10  (big secret).  Jump on it! There is rock and roll within.  Keep an eye on the Del-Lords site or join the Del-Lords Facebook Group for more info and what not.  Made in Brooklyn.

 

 Elvis Club Cover

February Communique

First 2013 news blurt:  New Del-Lords record titled “Elvis Club” will be released on GB Music May 14.  It has been a long time coming and all of us are excited about the release.

The Eric Ambel produced Jimbo Mathus record “White Buffalo” was just released by Fat Possum Records and it’s available as a cd, download or vinyl LP.  Super excited about Jimbo’s new record.  I am sure you will dig it.

Jimbo & Roscoe at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR

Jimbo & Roscoe at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR

In the Studio: The 2nd Esquela record which was recorded up in Bovina, NY and mixed at Evies is ready for mastering.  Ambel is in the final mix stage of the upcoming Los Dudes “Hipster Retirement Home”, Karen Hudson‘s “Sonic Bloom” and a record for Ellen Foley.

Plenty of guitar gigs coming up with Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos and also the Mark McKay Band.  Keep an eye on the Gigs page for the latest.

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition: In the Garden