From: Peter Feldmann
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- 07/13/2017
BlueGrass West! announces the release of a new CD project:
"Mother's Boys" includes Rick Cunha, whose warm vocal stylings reflect his Hawiian roots, David Dawson, autoharpist and singer from New Mexico and a fellow band member in Rick's 1960s group, Hearts and Flowers, bassist David Jackson, who also plays piano and accordian, and Peter Feldmann, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Jackson, Dawson, and Cunha were members of the seminal folk rock group Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s and were true pioneers in that distinctive Souther California sound. Peter Feldmann has long been a musical mainstay in Santa Barbara and Southern California. Besides actively performing bluegrass and old time music with a variety of groups, Peter is also known as a bluegrass historian, collector, music consultant, teacher, and producer, both of live concerts and radio/tv programs throughout the area. All of Mother's Boys were heavily influenced by the music of the Carter Famiy.
The CD project contains a selection of songs recorded by Sara, Maybelle, and AP Carter of Maces Spring, Virginia, some well-known, some quite rare, between 1927 and 1941. They are considered a major bedrock of American country music. The Carters are the subject of a new documentary film, The Winding Stream, released just recently. Peter and Rick selected the included material based on its musicality and variety. Mother's Boys had help from friends on certain tracks during the 6-year recording process, including Aubrey Richmond, Maria Smiley, Fred Sokolow, Susie Glaze, and Laurie Lewis. This CD was recorded in Cunha's Rainbow Garage studio in Van Nuys, CA about seven years ago.
For further information, review copies and sales outlets, contact Peter Feldmann at: info@BlueGrassWest.com and see: http://www.bluegrasswest.com/hencacklerecords/hen_cackle_510.html
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