CHESKY RECORDS presents
John McEuen – Made in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Bridges
John McEuen brings together the diverse talents of musical friends, all of whom have helped in their own right define Americana Music. McEuen gathered them in a ‘studio’ in Brooklyn for a Hi-Def recording on Chesky Records, recorded at 192/24 released in hi-def format (as well as ‘regular’ 44.1/16 CD and online).
Known as an award-winning producer as well as artist, John likes to ‘put people together and see what happens’. (in the same manner as in 1971 when McEuen initiated the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken…) McEuen plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle backed by these stellar players.
For late summer release on Chesky Records, John’s album has special appearances by:
David Bromberg… icon of acoustic guitar and slide, and finder of other magic notes. Friends since first meeting in 1970, as they say, ‘we go way back”.
Steve Martin a life long friend (54 years and counting), Steve comes in as a ‘musician’ only, guest banjo player, on a Warren Zevon song with John.
David Amram, an American jazz/folk/classical treasure himself, at 85 he has recorded and performed with ‘eeryone’, and with McEuen for the past 10 years - pennywhistle, flute, percussion. Amram and hails “from the Beatnik era”.
John Cowan First met in 1972 when Cowan was New Grass Revival’s lead singer, Cowan became McEuen’s favorite singer. “I have had this lost treasure of a song from the early ‘70’s waiting for the right singer… and Cowan killed it”
John Carter Cash Johnny and June’s son. We have worked several years together on shows honoring the Carter Family music, and here we pay homage to his father with a chilling version of I Still Miss Someone.
Martha Redbone great songstress for whom John produced the highly praised album, the Songs of William Blake – Garden of Love. The 1800’s British poet’s words set to their music received accolades everywhere.
Andy Goessling hails from the jam band Railroad Earth, and has played with John numerous times. Andy covers clarinet, mandolin, zither, sax, dobro.
Matt Cartsonis John’s musical pal and road partner for countless shows when he ventures out from NGDB. Matt’s acrobatic and acerbic vocals match his guitar and mandola talents.
Skip Ward bassist, met when John was producing the Grammy winning album Steve Martin – The Crow, for which Skip was the bass man.
Jay Ungar fiddle virtuoso Jay’s Ashokan’s Farewell put him ‘out there’ with the Ken Burn’s Civil War documentary. John and Jay have played together many times over the past 35 years, and now take advantage of that relationship on record.