RED PLANET UPDATE: February, 2017
The RED PLANET is getting closer every day. Stephen is coming in from Switzerland this week and we will be working on the last few tracks we need to complete the project. Mixing and mastering will commence in early March.
Recording in Wales is complete! We got tremendous performances out of our English and Welsh friends. Humble gratitude to Martin Levan of Red Kite Studios in Wales and our own resident visionary, Stephen Ferron in Switzerland. Billy Gewin and I are finishing the project at Cave Cricket Studios in Tucker, GA. and we are looking for an early 2017 release. More to Come!!
August 12, 2016: Billy Gewin, Stephen Ferron and I are excited to announce a new project called The Red Planet. We will be recording a new CD in Wales in October. Stellar musicians from both sides of the Atlantic will be joining us. John McEuen, Pat Donahue, Sam Sweeney (BBC Folk Musician of the Year, 2015), Julie Murphy from Scotland who has recorded with Robert Plant and John Cale. We have started a crowdfunding website to help pay the musicians and take care of production costs. You can help by pre-ordering the CD now! Find out more and hear some demos of the songs we are working on here:
February 1, 2016:
NO DEPRESSION AND LEE ZIMMERMAN LIKE BROKEN KNIFE! “While this appears to be his first album, judging by the high level of his song craft, he clearly possesses a knack for affecting songs with a firm sense of purpose. “It’s alright,” he assures on the song of the same name, further proof of the power of affirmation as wielded by someone with the proper combination of sentiment and savvy. One terrific album, Broken Knife proves that point emphatically.” Read the whole review here: http://nodepression.com/album-review/john-cable-offers-life-lessons-worth-remembering John McEuen on Broken Knife: “If John Cable had stayed in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band we would have made some great recordings of his wonderful songs…His music touches a nerve in people, his voice is confident, yet ‘asking you to listen’ to the message.. not demanding, but bringing you into the unfolding story. For booking information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Broken Knife is available for purchase today! Order your physical CD below. Downloads available at CDBaby.com! Order Your Copy
I had a wonderful experience at John McEuen’s 70th birthday concert with old and new friends. John, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Jeff Hanna, Mike Bub, Matt Cartsonis, David Amram, Les Thompson, Rhonda Vincent, the list goes on! You can see the whole show here:John McEuen’s Birthday Bash April 19, 2015 I had a great time playing with my old friend John McEuen at the Murray Studio Theatre in Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL. Met some great folks and sold some CDs! March 1, 2015: The new CD, “Broken Knife” will be released on March 7th! Can’t wait for you all to hear it. It will be available at our show at the Hungry Ear Coffee House at 1025 Mt Vernon Highway NW Sandy Springs, Georgia that same night. Hope to see you there. January 20th, 2015: The new recording is almost complete and will be available in early March. It has been a great journey with Billy Gewin co-producing, engineering and performing. We even have a couple of co-writes! We are looking forward to sharing the music and hope that it connects with people. I have enlisted the help of some great musicians and friends to help out, including: Richard Dean – Guitar Pete Wasner – piano Charles Williams – Guitar Linda Bolley – Drums Dave Anthony – Drums Allison Adams – Vocals Bruce Gilbert – Vocal arrangements The new project is called “Broken Knife”. Two completed songs are available to listen to at http://www.reverbnation.com/johncable and souncloud
Broken Knife is available for purchase! Order your physical CD below. Downloads available at CDBaby.com! Order Your...read more
The new CD will be out on March 8th! I will be posting selections and letting everyone know how to get a copy. It will be available on this website through Square, CD Baby and Reverbnation.read more
My east coast dates with John McEuen were filled with surprises and great music. I was so honored to play a duet with the great David Amram in New York. We performed Pastures of Plenty, the iconic song written by David’s old friend, Woody Guthrie. From there, John and I traveled to Vienna,VA where we hooked up with original NGDB bassist, Les Thompson. Our opening act turned out to be Molly O’Brien and Rich Moore. What a nice surprise! It had been several years since our paths last crossed. We ended up at a SRO show in Sarasota,Fl, John’s current hometown. My big brother, who hasn’t seen a show of mine in 30 years was on hand and, luckily, he saw a good one. I’m still on track for a January 2015 release of the new CD, It’s Alright and I hope to be out to promote it after the first of the year. Stay...read more
Former bandmate and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen has invited me to come out and play with former Warren Zevon bandleader and all-around great musician and human being, Matt Cartsonis. Fun! September 12th at the Hideaway in St. Petersburg, Fl Sept. 13th – Naples, Fl (info to come) EP due in a few weeks! I have been working non-stop on the new project with the great Billy Gewin engineering, playing and co-producing. Billy is amazing and a joy to work with. Two songs are available for listening on the music page. More to come. Stay well, friends!...read more