|Our Back Pages - Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey|
In the great new reorganization of life as we knew it, I'm working toward ultimate pro-activity and transparency, facing up to the fact that self-promotion is a game I have avoided participating in; it's put me behind the eight ball in that respect. So here we are, April 2020, mid-social-distancing, and I am going to reaffirm my commitment to getting more music out and getting it (and me) to The People Who Are Interested.
We had a good run with the PH Combo over the past couple of years, but the time had come for me to shift gears again, so we played our last shows in January. It occurred to me that I should start writing songs that I could play on guitar and sing that didn't require my usual predilection toward overproduction. Keep it simple. Be smart about it. Portable. So it begins again.
And then this. Time for reflection, losses, silver linings, walks, 'horse' and mostly just time.
And Our Back Pages.
Chris and I recorded a bunch of our old songs from The dB's in our duo format, as we'd been playing them in our shows for years. A lighter touch, less early adult angst and more gentle harmonies, acoustic guitars and space for the songs to breathe. Chris mixed these tunes and we presented them to Omnivore for their support of MusiCares.
Our Back Pages is an easy record to enjoy at home, and if you purchase it online (the only way to get it presently), you will help us benefit MusiCares COVID-19 fund that assists musicians affected by the pandemic's scope. Here's the link to purchase it via Omnivore Recordings, but it's available on almost every platform there is. And here's the MusiCares link if you want to bypass the record completely and just make a donation.
Thanks for your patience here, and I hope you order OBP for some weekend sounds.
P.S. -- I have a new Facebook artist page which has replaced the old one. So please 'like' me here.