Dick Connette Shares His Musical Scope
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:42:48
Dick Connette is an artist whose name resonates amongst those in the Americana hall of fame. The humble, legendary, traveling musician has worked with a number of artists, like Loudon Wainwright III, and has inspired countless more.
Last Forever, a previous release of Connette's, gathered together four albums worth of American folk and other traditions to present a collection of material that captured the hearts and minds of genre aficionados. Now, the New York songwriter returns with a new project - Too Sad For The Public, the first installment of which is called Vol. 1 - Oysters Ice Cream Lemonade.
The new collection combines two covers (Carole King and Van Morrison), six originals, and tributes to Jaco Pastorius and go-go superstar Chuck Brown. The ensemble of 17 musicians includes Rayna Gellert, Chaim Tannenbaum, Erik Friedlander, Steve Elson, and Astral Weeks guitarist Jay Berliner.
With a wide-reaching spectrum of influences, Connette is an artist who has spent his years quietly becoming a point of reference in what it means to focus on the material, and let the music shine. ARTISTdirect caught up with Dick to ask about his musical memories, here's what he said...
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