Title - 'Angels And One-Armed Jugglers'
Artist - Chris Barron
For those not in the know, Chris Barron (actually born Christopher Gross) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of Spin Doctors.
A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions.
And now the great singer-songwriter is back with a crackin' new solo album colorfully entitled Angels And One-Armed Jugglers. Aiming to be released October 20th, 2017 via Chrysanthemum Records, this diverse solo album was actually given to the fans to help create via a Kickstarter campaign and with items on offer for their monetary pledges such as signed vinyl LPs, Personalized Moleskine Notebook, and even a Skype session with Barron, their love rolled in.
1. 'Angels And One-Armed Jugglers'
2. 'April And May'
3. 'Darken My Door'
4. 'Gonna (Need Someone)'
5. 'In A Cold Kind Of Way'
6. 'Raining Again'
7. 'Saving Grace'
8. 'Still A Beautiful World'
9. 'The World Accordion To Garp'
10. 'Till The Cows Come Home'
11. 'Too Young To Fade'
Indeed, as Barron himself has stated, "I’m making this record from a clear vision of a bitingly beautiful, sweet, tough, loose but tight album with crisp, rich production using the best musicians and personnel in the world."
"We’ve set out to frame melodic, lyrical songs with artistic, masterful accompaniment that draws the ear to the words and the singing. The song selection is a balance of delicate, sung poems with acoustic guitar, contrasted by more rhythmic, rocking pieces."
Inclusive of sweeping orchestrations to some of the songs, most all arranged by the brilliant help of Henry Hey’s arranging genius, instruments here on Barron's musical culmination of a lifetime’s craft, are inclusive of the violin, viola, cello, brass and reeds; and all come to life quite like never before.
The other musicians on the record are: Sean Pelton (drums), Jesse Murphy (bass), Rob Clores (keyboards), Andrew Carillo (guitar), and it's all produced by Roman Klun.
But wait, there's more, for even the great Johnny Dinklage, first violin at "Hamilton", is included on this inspired album. He heads up the strings alongside slide trumpet master, Steven Bernstein, who takes lead control on the horns.
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