33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
July 30, 2018

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Hour One

1.   Selina Martin: Public Safety Management (Selina Martin) 2010 *
2.   The Spades: The Unknown (James McKenty) 2013 *
3.   The Sadies: Starting All Over Again (The Sadies) 2013 *
4.   Dave Tough: Feel Like I’m Falling Down (Dave Tough) 2013 *
5.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: Mule Skinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers) 2018 *
6.   Chris Hillman: Such Is The World That We Live In (Chris Hillman / Steve Hill) 2017
7.   David Celia: The Grind (David Celia) 2015 *
8.   Plaid: The Digging Remedy (Plaid) 2016
9.   Blackie & The Rodeo Kings: North (Tom Wilson) 2013 *
10. Elliott Brood: Owen Sound (Elliott Brood) 2013 *
11. Jimmy Bowskill Band: Down The Road (Jimmy Bowskill) 2012 *
12. Fearing & White: Tomorrow Takes A Long Time (Fearing / White) 2014 *
13. Chris Hadfield: Big Smoke (Chris Hadfield / Dave Hadfield) 2015 *
14. Fraser & DeBolt: Sincerely I Remain, Still Your Friend (Alan Fraser) 2015 *
15. kd lang: Fallen (Ron Sexsmith) 2016 *

Hour Two

1.   Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band: Just Can’t Wait (Minnie Hart / Bill Howard) 2013 *
2.   Ry Cooder: Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right (Ry Cooder) 2018
3.   Dennis Ellsworth & The Haunted Hearts: Continental Blues (Gene MacLellan) 2017 *
4.   Bruce Cockburn: Stab At Matter (Bruce Cockburn) 2017 *
5.   Hands And Teeth: Sunset Park (Hands And Teeth) 2014 *
6.   The 49th Parallel: Up To No Good (D Bramlett / M Davis / D Hockett) 2014 *
7.   Bad Tractor: Brand New Song (Andrew Neville) 2018 *
8.   The Clash: Hateful (Joe Strummer / Mick Jones) 2013
9.   Simply Saucer: Baby Nova (Edgar Breai) 2011 *
10. Treeline with Shaela Miller: Sentimental Cowboy (Shaela Miller) 2015 *
11. The Sunparlour Players: How To Build A Fort With Nothing (Andrew Penner / SPP) 2014 *
12. Gord Downie & The Sadies: Budget Shoes (Gord Downie / The Sadies) 2014 *
13. Striped Bananas: Hold On Now (D Shepard) 2017
14. Sultans of String: Josie (Sultans of String) 2017 *

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And Now for The Particulars:

Hour One

1.  Selina Martin: Public Safety Management (Selina Martin)
Disaster Fantasies: SELMALP0008
Ottawa Valley / Toronto ON
Selina Martin: vocals, guitars, bass, musical saw, wine glasses, organ
Chris Stringer: guitars, bass, synth, Wurlitzer, mini-moog, percussion
Annelise Noronha: guitars, accordion
Doug Friesen: bass, trombone
Josh Van Tassel: drums
Martin Tielli: guitar
Produced by Chris Stringer - 2010
Recorded by Chris Stringer at The Lincoln County Social Club, Toronto
Mastered by Joao Carvalho at Joao Carlvalho Mastering, Toronto

Selina’s Disaster Fantasies – on vinyl – is a gorgeous album; hard and soft; loud and quiet, with great playing.

2.   The Spades: The Unknown (James McKenty)
45 single bw 49 Tons: Seventh Fire Records SFR003
Peterborough ON
James McKenty: guitar
Winchester Street: drums
Chachi Robichaud: bass
Produced by James McKenty - 2013
Recorded in the winter of 2013 at The Narrows Studio, Peterborough

Peterborough’s James McKenty, of The Spades, came up with the idea of starting a different kind of record company: Seventh Fire Records would only issue 45s. It was like a book of the month club; you joined, subscribed to receive a record every month. McKenty would get artists into the studio to produce two songs and watch them grow. This worked for a few years and have since, mondified their goals and have released a few albums.

3.   The Sadies: Starting All Over Again (The Sadies)
Internal Sounds: YepRoc Records YEP-2353
S. Ontario
Mike Belitsky: drums
Sean Dean: bass
Dallas Good: guitar, organ, vocal
Travis Good: guitars, fiddle, vocal
Produced by Dallas Good, 2013
Recorded by Guillermo Subauste
Mastered by Peter J Moore at The E Room, Toronto

I just wish that I had all the Sadies albums on vinyl! But this is a good start.

4.   Dave Tough: Feel Like I’m Falling Down (Dave Tough)
45 rpm single bw Fortune’s Wheel: Seventh Fire Records - SFR013-7
Peterborough ON
Dave Tough: guitar, vocal
Serena Ryder, bg vocals
Produced by James McKenty and Tom Street - 2013

Previously a member of The Silver Hearts and The Weak Knees, a band that also included Serena Ryder. Another Seventh Fire 45.

5.   Stompin’ Tom Connors: Mule Skinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)
Live At The Horseshoe Tavern: Ole / Anthem Legacy OLE94
Saint John NB / Halton Hills ON
Tom Connors guitar, foot, vocals
Gerry Hall guitar
Ronald McDonald -  bass
Mickey Andrews - steel
Produced by Dr. Tom Connors – 1971
Recorded June 30, 1971, live at the Horshoe Tavern, Queen St, Toronto City, Canada
Remastered by Ole 2018

What a treat to hear these time-worn songs remastered on new vinyl! If anybody’s albums needed to be remastered it was Stompin’ Tom’s. We finally get to hear them for real. This is a 500 copy release by Ole. Also released: Tom’s 50th Anniversary album as well as Stompin’ Tom at the Hockey Game. Looking forward to the next batch.

6.   Chris Hillman: Such Is The World That We Live In (Chris Hillman / Steve Hill)
Bidin’ My Time: Rounder Records 1166100250
Los Angeles CA
Chris Hillman: mandolin, lead vocal
Herb Pederson: acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
John Jorgenson: lead acoustic guitar
Gabe Witcher: fiddle
Mark Fain: upright bass
Produced by Tom Petty, 2017
Recorded by Ryan Ulyate at The Clubhouse, LA; Shoeline Recorders, Malibou
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

This is a wonderful album from ex-Byrd, Burrito Brother, his first album in over a decade. It shows a mature musician in total control of his art. And combined with the ears and ideas of Tom Petty, just before he died, it feels totally up to date and yet dated. Just perfect.

7.   David Celia: The Grind (David Celia)
Double Mind: Seedling Music 088907212580
David Celia: guitars, vocals
Clive Anderson: drums
Ed Pastorini: piano
Michelle Casillas: bg vocal
Burke Carroll: pedal steel
Produced by David Celia 2015
Recorded and Mastered by Andy Magoffin at The House of Miracles

I’ve been a David Celia fan since hearing his first CD. Every release since then has been a treat for my ears, music just the way that I like it. He’s just sent me promo material for his latest project, an album recorded with his wife, Marla. While it’s going to be released in August, the LPs won’t be ready until the fall. I’ll do a preview for it on the program in a few weeks. But for now, we’ll just settle for his 2015 vinyl release of Double Mind.

8.   Plaid: The Digging Remedy (Plaid)
The Digging Remedy: Warp Records – LP277B
London UK
Andy Turner and Ed Handley: electronics
Benet Walsh: flute, guitar
Produced by Plaid 2016
Mastered by Noel Summerville

Released their first album in 1991. This is their 11th LP. It was given to me by Benet Walsh whom a met in a Ludlow pub. Walsh plays several instruments in various different bands, like Thistletown where he played bass. Also in an old time country band where he plays banjo. Check him out on twitter @TheBeeDrones

9.   Blackie & The Rodeo Kings: North (Tom Wilson)
45 single bw South: FU:M Records  FUM036
Toronto  Hamilton  Halifax
Colin Linden: acoustic guitar, dobro, vocals
Tom Wilson: acoustic guitar, lead vocal
Stephen Fearing: acoustic guitar, vocals
Johnny Dymond: bass
Gary Craig: drums
John Whynot: organ
Produced by Colin Linden  2013
Recorded by John Dymond and Colin Linden at Pinhead Recorders, Nashville TN
Mastered by Craig Calbi and Steve Falone at Sterling Sound, NYC

This is from a 45.

10. Elliott Brood: Owen Sound (Elliott Brood)
Days Into Years: Paper Bag Records PAPER061LP
Toronto ON
Casey Laforet: guitar, bass pedals, lap steel, banjo, bass, mandolin, vocal
Mark Sasso: banjo, guitar, vocal, harmonica
Stephen Pitkin: drums, piano, vocal
Produced by Elliott Brood, 2013
Engineered by John Critchley, Elliott Brood and Ryan Fields
Recorded at Green Door Studio, Avening Town Hall and Parkside Drive Studios, Toronto
Mixed by John Critchley and Elliott Brood
Mastered by Ron Skinner at Headling North Mastering

Active Years from 2002 till the present day.

After moving from their hometown of Windsor, Ontario to Toronto, Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet got together with Stephen Pitkin to form The Brood. They released their first EP, recorded at home, in 2004. For “Days Into Years”, the band were mostly inspired by a visit to the Etaples Military Cemetery during a tour through France.

11. Jimmy Bowskill Band: Down The Road (Jimmy Bowskill)
Back Number: Ruf Records RUF 2008
Toronto ON
Jimmy Bowskill: guitar, piano, trumpet, vocals
Ian McKeown: bass, trombone, vocals
Dan Reiff: drums, vocals
Produced & mixed by Brian Moncarz and the Jimmy Bowskill Band 2013
Recorded by Wayne Cochrane & Kevin Dietz at Metalworks Studios, Toronto & Rattlebox North
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering, Brookly NY

b. Bailieboro ON Sept 16, 1990

First played on stage at the age of eleven at Jeff Healey's club in Toronto. Recorded his first LP at age 13.
2005 won Maple Blues Award as "Best New Artist of the Year. In 2015 he decided to join Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs, playing lead, rhythm and steel guitar

12. Fearing & White: Tomorrow Takes A Long Time (Stephen Fearing / Andy White)
Tea & Confidences: LP Version - limited edition of 3 copies in the whole wide world
Halifax NS / Melbourne, Aust
Stephen Fearing: vocals, guitars
Andy White: vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin
Gary Craig: drums
Produced by Stephen Fearing & Andy White - 2014
Recorded by Scott Merritt at The Cottage, Guelph ON
Mixed and Mastered by John Whynot at The Palm Door, Los Angeles
Vinyl manufactured at DAS Record Automat152 Johnston St., Fitzroy, Australia

From the album Tea & Confidences: Lowden Proud Records LOWD20141

13. Chris Hadfield: Big Smoke (Chris Hadfield / Dave Hadfield)
Space Sessions – Songs From A Tin Can: Warner Music Canada 1-045747
Sarnia ON
Chris Hadfield: acoustic guitar, vocals
Don Kerr: drums, percussion
Afie Jurvanen: bass
Mike O’Brien: acoustic & electric guitars
Ben Lester: percussion, synths
Jay McCarrol: piano
Dan Goldman: nylon string guitar
Andrew Downing: cello, doublebass
Drew Jurecka: violin, viola
Peter Lutek: clarinet
Produced by Robbie Lackritz, 2015
Recorded from the International Space Station by Paul Mills (on the ground)
Recorded on Earth in a Toronto studio
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge

To be the first human to record an album in space! As commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield found the time to record his parts (mostly guitar and vocals) from orbit. Most of the songs were co-written with his brother, Dave, an Air Canada pilot.

14. Fraser & DeBolt: Sincerely I Remain, Still Your Friend (Alan Fraser)
This Song Was Borne: Roaratorio  roar39
St Stephen NB / Winnipeg MB
Allan Fraser: vocal, guitar
Daisy DeBolt: vocal
Gary Colliger: guitar
Shari Ulrich: vocal, violin
Joe Mock: vocals
Rick Scott: vocals
Tommy Banks Band: rhythm section
Produced by Allan Fraser & James Lindbloom  2015
Recorded at CKUA Radio, Edmonton by Holgar Petersen, 1974
Mastered by Carl Saff

Daisy DeBolt (1945  October 4, 2011)
Allan Hugh Fraser (born 21 July 1948 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick)

This is a double album of previously unreleased material to go along with the two albums Fraser and DeBolt released in the early 1970s. Some of the recordings were most likely compiled from cassette tapes, maybe reel to reels, recorded in coffee houses and other concerts or studio demos. While the quality of the recordings are all listenable, I still have trouble with the mastering from track to track – it could have been better. Still, it’s better to hear this duo at the height of their career, something neither of them would accomplish in their solo careers.

15. kd lang: Fallen (Ron Sexsmith) 2016 *
Hymns of the 49th Parallel: Nonsuch Records 7559-79474-3
Consort AB
kd lang: vocal
Teddy Borowiecki: keys, accordion
Ben Mink: guitars
David Piltch: bass
Sara Parkins, Tiffany Yi Hu and David Stenske: violins
Brian Dembow & Cynthia Fogg: violas
Stephen Erdody, Cecilia Tsan: cellos
Eumir Deodato: string conductor
Produced by Ben Mink and kd lang, 2016
Recorded and mixed by David Leonard at Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Mastered by Robert C Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland Maine

This is just a beautiful album of songs composed by Canadian songwriters from Neil Young to Jane Siberry; Bruce Cockburn, Joni, Leonard and Sexsmith. It’s sparse, it breathes, it lives! Just a joy to listen to.

Hour Two

1.   Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band: Just Can’t Wait (Minnie Hart / Bill Howard)
Tri-City Stomp: Duke of Erb Records WHRC 12-01
Kitchener ON
Minnie Heart: vocal, banjolin, violin, jug, kazoo, bass
Bill Howard: vocal, guitar, kazoo, washboard
Buck Thompson: bajitar, washboard, vocal
Willie Ames: cello, tenor guitar, vocal
John Smith: clarinet
Produced by Bill Howard & Minnie Heart 2012
Recorded at the Duke of Erb
Mixed by Matthew Knischewsky
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering

I met these people up at Summerfolk in Owen Sound and they quickly put this album into my hands. Unlike most jugbands, they don’t cherry pick the typical jugband songs; they write their own material in the spirit of the them. They understand the concept, sound and times of the original Memphis based jugbands of the 1920s and 30s. While I’ve never asked, I’m certain that singer Minnie Hart took her jugband name from two of her faves: Memphis Minnie and Hattie Hart, both of whom were backed on disc by Will Shade’s Memphis Jug Band.

2.   Ry Cooder: Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right (Ry Cooder)
The Prodical Son: Fantasy Records / Perro Verte FAN00336
Palo Alto CA
Ry Cooder: guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin, keys, vocals
Joachim Cooder: drums, percussion
Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, Bobby King: bg vocals
Produced by Ry Cooder and Joachim Cooder, 2018
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Pradler at Sage & Sound Studios, Hollywood and Wireland Studios, Chatsworth CA
Recording assistant: Jon Gray

Ryland Peter Cooder: b. March 15, 1947, Los Angeles

At 71, the man who refused to be a Rolling Stone still has the fire and breathes it out of his guitar. This is a very spiritual album. It was released in conjunction with a recent tour which took him to Massey Hall in June. The ultimate, consumate professional, doing what he does best.

3.   Dennis Ellsworth & The Haunted Hearts: Continental Blues (Gene MacLellan)
Snowbird: The Songs of Gene MacLellan: True North Records TND 676
Charlottetown, PEI
Dennis Ellsworth: guitar, vocal
Blu Gillis: bass
Mike Macdougall: drums,
Johnny Ross: keys
Produced by Karl Falkenham 2017
Recorded at Zion Piresbyterian Church, Charlottetown PEI 2013
Recorded by Pat Martin, Rod Sneddon and Kenny MacDopnald
House Sound: House Front Productions

This was recorded back in 2013 but only released in 2017 and features various artists covering Gene MacLellan’s songs, including Lenny Gallant, John Connoly, Dennis Ellsworth and Ron Hynes doing versions of Gene’s songs. Catherine has been doing summer-long shows of Gene MacLellan, her father’s life in stories and songs.

4.   Bruce Cockburn: Stab At Matter (Bruce Cockburn)
Bone On Bone: True North Records TND678V
Ottawa ON
Bruce Cockburn: guitar, vocal
John Dymond: bass
Gary Craig: drums, percussion
Colin Linden: slide guitar
John Aaron Cockburn: accordion
Ruby Amanfu and The San Francisco Lighthouse Chorus: bg vocals
Produced by Colin Linden, 2017
Recorded by Matthew Wright with Jaycob Bellochi
Mixed by Colin Linden at Pinhead Recorders, Nashville TN
Recorded by Matthew Wright, Jaycob Bellochio, Ben Bacey & Nate Neusada at Fantasy Studio, Berkeley CA
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

Although this album was released last year, I was only recently sent the vinyl and: wow! Great to have Colin Linden back producing. Using the Rodeo King’s rhythm section, the album showcases a them similar to Ry Cooder’s Prodigal Son: a spiritual exposure of where they’re at today.

5.   Hands And Teeth: Sunset Park (Hands And Teeth)
Before The Light EP: Underground Operations - UOP J-44
Toronto ON
Kevin Black: guitar, vocals, autoharp
Adam Kolubinski: drums
Derek Monson: bass, vocals, electronic drums
Natasha Pasternak: vocals, guitar, synths
Produced by Hands And Teeth with Carlin Nicholson & Mike O'Brien - 2014
Recorded by Carlin Nicholson & Mike O'Brien at Ill Eagle Studio, Toronto
Mixed by Carlin Nicholson at the Cracker Pit
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel, Toronto

Toronto band that I featured on my program June 9, 2014 when they released their vinyl EP. They broke up shortly afterwards. Natasha Pasternak is the daughter of singer / songwriter / music producer Suzanne Pasternak and grew up in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

6.   The 49th Parallel: Up To No Good (D Bramlett / M Davis / D Hockett)
49th Parallel - Singles: Lion LP-144
Calgary AB
Dennis Abbott (vocal)
Dan Lowe (guitar)
Bob Carlson (guitar)
Dave Petch (organ)
Mick Woodhouse (bass)
Terry Bare (drums)
Produced 1969
Compilation LP Produced 2014

Here’s the perfect example of the good and bad aspects of releasing music on vinyl. All of these songs were recorded in the late 1960s, taken from 45s. It’s a bit uneven, as can be expected, but I really think that they could have put a bit more grit into the grooves. There are a lot of new vinyl albums like this, that should have sounded a lot better. It doesn’t really matter if it’s 180 gram vinyl or 120 grams: if they’re not mastered right, it’s noticeable. Still, it’s great to have these recordings by this Calgary based band but their real singles still sound better.

7. Bad Tractor: Brand New Song (Andrew Neville)
Blessington: Meyer’s Creek Records MLRLP 0517
Belleville ON
Tim Hadley: guitar, vocal
Ian McKendry: electric guitar
Mike Budding: bass, bg vocal
Steve Fruitman: drums, bg vocal
Janet Mercier: bg vocal
Produced by Nicolas Tjelios, 2018
Recorded at Big Red Button Studio, Belleville ON by Nicolas Tjelios, May 2017
Mastered for vinyl by Phillip Shaw Bova at Bova Lab Studios, Ottawa
http://www.facebook.com/badtractor or @badtractorband

The first time I was committed to vinyl was blowing the jug on The Doot Song by Stompin’ Tom on his 2008 release, The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom. But it’s hardly noticeable! Being in a band, recording and releasing a real vinyl album that was well mastered, is so rewarding. After months of hearing digital mixes, to actually put the stylus down on a record and hear the results was just mind-blowing. I thought we sounded really good but the vinyl sounded fantastic!

8.   The Clash: Hateful (Joe Strummer / Mick Jones)
London Calling: Columbia Records – 88875112701
London UK
Mick Jones: guitars, vocals
Joe Strummer: vocal, Rhythm guitar
Paul Simonon: bass, vocal
Topper Headon: drums
Produced by Guy Stevens and Mick Jones 1979
Recorded at Wessex Sound Studios by Bill Price and Jerry Green
Mastered by Tim Young and The Clash at Metropolis
Rereleased by Sony Music, 2013

From the third Clash album. "The Guns of Brixton" was the first of Paul Simonon's compositions the band recorded, and the first to have him sing lead. Simonon was originally doubtful about its lyrics, which discuss an individual's paranoid outlook on life, but was encouraged by Strummer to continue working on it. London Calling has been considered by many critics to be one of the greatest rock albums of all time

9.   Simply Saucer: Baby Nova (Edgar Breau)
Baby Nova: Schizo Phrenic Records SCHIZ #79
Hamilton ON
Edgar Breau: vocals, guitars
Kevin Christoff: bass
Joe Csontos: drums
Steve Foster: guitar
Daniel Wintermans: guitar
McKinley Jackson: piano
Produced by Jeff Maier 2011
Recorded by Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit
Additional overdubs by Steve Foster at Napier Park Studio, Hamilton
Mixed at The Launch Pad, Detroit by Jeff Meier

10. Treeline with Shaela Miller: Sentimental Cowboy (Shaela Miller)
Love And Records Live Compilation 2014: CKXU-FM 88.3 LnR0001
Lethbridge AB
Shaela Miller: guitar vocal
Taylor Ackerman: guitar
Tyler Bird: drums
Danny Dyck: bass, vocal
Produced by CKXU-FM, 2015
Recorded live at the 2014 Love And Records festival, Lethbirdge, Alberta
Recorded by Jon Martin, James McDowell and Josh Hellawell
Mixed by Jon Martin
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel, Toronto

Community radio station CKXU has been producing free annual outdoor festivals, featuring mostly local acts, in Downtown Lethbridge for several years. The 2014 performers, recorded during their performances, are featured on this LP. They include Leeroy Stagger, The Utilities, Dave McCann, Outlaws of Ravenhurst, The Wet Secrets, Invasives and Biblical. A very cool album!

11. The Sunparlour Players: How To Build A Fort With Nothing (Andrew Penner / SPP)
The Living Proof: Sunparlour Players SPP004
Toronto ON
Andrew Penner: vocals, guitars, banjo, bass, vibes, keys, percussion etc
Michael Rosenthal: drums
Chris Stringer: synths, ukulele, guitars
Hugh Oliver: recipe reading
Nadia Baer: trumpet
Produced by Chris Stringer & Sunparlour Players - 2014
Recorded by Chris Stringer & John Dinsmore at The Lincoln County Social Club
Mixed by Chris Stringer
Mastered by Fedge

12. Gord Downie & The Sadies: Budget Shoes (Gord Downie / The Sadies)
The Conquering Sun: A & C Records  A&C090
Kingston ON / Toronto Area
Mike Belitsky: drums
Sean Dean: bass
Travis Good: vocal, guitar, mandolin
Dallas Good: guitar, keys
Gord Downie: vocals
Produced by Gord Downie & The Sadies  2014
Recorded by Ken Friesen at The Bath House, Bath ON
Mixed by Bob Rock at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver BC
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC

13. Striped Bananas: Hold On Now (Duncan Shepard)
Stone of Madness #125/200: Cosmic Sunshnie Records 88295-57817
Duncan Shepard: guitars, bass, mellotron, sitar, vocal
Chantelle Shepard: keys, bass, vocal
Andrew Lowden: drums, vocal
Produced by Duncan Shepard, 2017
Recorded in Michigan and New York
Mastered by AudioBay Mastering, Grand Rapids, Michigan

14. Sultans of String: Josie (Sultans of String) 2017 *
Ten Years Of Music: Fiddlefire Records MKC 2070
Toronto ON
Chris McKhool: violin
Kevin Laliberté: flamenco guitar
Eddie Paton: guitar
Drew Birston: bass
Rosendo León: drums
Anwar Khurshid: sitar
Produced by Chris McKhool 2017
Edited for Vinyl by John “Beetle” Bailey at The Drive Shed Recording Studios, Toronto
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering and Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

Violinist Chris McKhool was putting out some pretty interesting solo albums in the early 2000s when he met up with flamenco jazz guitarist Kevin Laliberté and that’s when everything began to click. Fusing their wild sounds with world music, they formed the basis of the Sultans of String. Since then they’ve released several well received albums that have generated a lot of interest. What a treat to finally hear them on vinyl!! It’s a totally different experience. Ten Years of Music is a compilation album of earlier works but it sure works to my liking.

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