After a good 3 years of work, “Dangerous Folksinger” is going to production. This is a remaking of an album that first appeared, on tape only, in 1986. It should be available in the next few weeks– stay tuned!
On the Videos page, I’ve made a section of election-year compositions.
First, “Ax to Grind“, written after the election of 1980. Some folks are finding it cathartic here in 2017.
Next: “The Tunnel at the End of the Light“, written before the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and subtitled “White Men Vote Republican”. I turned out to be as surprised by that election as by 2016’s, so clearly I’m no pundit.
And finally, “Blame The Victim“, written in the summer of 2016.”
Also newly posted is a folkie fingerpicking mashup of “Solid Gone” and “Baltimore To Washington“, also sometimes known as “McKinley’s White House Blues“. This could be a part of a section called “US Presidents Who’ve Been Shot,” but that would be a separate piece.
This new song is the first posted video from my recent concert at the Little Church Theatre in Holderness, NH (Sept. 17, 2016)
As the saying goes: For every problem there is a solution which is simple, straightforward, commonsensical, and WRONG. Thus this illustration, Blame The Victim.
The video, live at the concert, is on the video page.
It’s shaping up to be a busy summer for Doug Hazard solo gigs, Doug Hazard mandolin gigs, and Sandwich Rangers gigs. Check out the updated Appearances tab for a complete list.
Also, recording is continuing on the remake of “Dangerous Folksinger” and progress is being made– honest!
This newborn group consisting of Lisa Ferguson, Jonno Deveneau, Dick Hodges, and yours truly, Doug Hazard, is dedicated to bringing out the fullness, the jamness and the funness of Lisa’s songs, Hazard songs, and songs by the great songwriters that we love– Prine, Hiatt, Waits, Leonard Cohen, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and a whole bunch of other damn Texans…
Here to start is one of Lisa’s fine tunes. More to follow.
And here’s one of mine. Pretty good for our third gig, if I do say so.
And here, from our seconds gig, is our closer, a Tom Waits classic.
More videos are in the works, both live and in-studio, but this is the first: The Fred Neil tune, Blues on the Ceiling. Here’s the link:
There are two current projects:
- Is to finish rerecording the Dangerous Folksinger album (originally released on tape only, 1986), and
- To make and “publish” some videos. So far I have been unable to acquire concert video that is cool to both see and hear. Therefore I am recording solo performances in the studio, and recording video as well. Hopefully a post soon will announce their availability!