After playing the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, he decided to pattern the series after the impromptu nights that occur there.Held in the Blue Guitar room at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, Colerick hosts 2 Americana artists each week along with special guests. Rudy & Me (w/Jessica S) BMG Records, September 7th, 2018.A few tunes express the wishful thinking of one who dreams big, as in 'If Only' and 'Is That Asking Too Much? Hawkwind invited Mike to help create arrangements for some of their most celebrated songs performed by the current line-up of Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, Haz Wheaton and Magnus Martin.
Most of the songs have been written in recent times, but the instrumental 'In Search Of' goes all the way back to Malibu, California, in 1973. "The Watcher" features trademark guitar licks from very special guest Eric Clapton.
Dave Brock says, “Reinventing these familiar songs has been an interesting experience, we hope you like them”.
Sounds of the wild, red crowned Amazon parrots that thrive in South Pasadena accompany the title cut which features keyboard work by Grammy Award winning pianist, Billy Childs. Of the forthcoming album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station’.
Billy's son, singer songwriter Aaron Childs, makes a cameo on “Millard Stream”, a story that takes place near the neighborhood where Childs grew up. No One Makes It On Her Own (w/Helena Josefsson) / 8. It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.
In 1996, Jimmy Webb teamed up with producer Fred Mollin and they put together one of the most important albums of Webb's career with "Ten Easy Pieces." The masterpieces within showcase a resume that is second to none with sensational readings of his best known classics like "Wichita Lineman", "Worst That Could Happen", "All I Know", "Didn't We" and the all time game changer "Mac Arthur Park".
His music has been a force for over 50 years and with recent touring across the USA and overseas, the Jimmy Webb songbook continues to be an inspiration to millions.
Ranging from a solo acoustic guitar slack key instrumental to full-blown ensemble tracks with some of the worlds tastiest musicians, including players from Steely Dan, the James Taylor Band, Yellowjackets and Crosby Stills & Nash, plus many other stellar studio cats and kittens from Kauai, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
Needless to say, I'm beyond stoked at the performances of my musical compatriots.
His memorable songs cover all genres of pop, rock, r'n'b, country and jazz.
Much like Lennon and Mc Cartney, Rogers and Hammerstein, Bacharach and David, Jimmy Webb's music will live on forever.
To describe this album as "epic" might be an understatement.