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Al Rose - My First Posthumous Release CD


The still-living and ever-clever Chicago songsmith Al Rose delivers his fifth disc, My First Posthumous Release, his most consistent and satisfying album ever. From the heartfelt to the humorous, he tells his tales against a deep sonic Americana backdrop that’s full of musical invention and lyrical wonderment. The recording was made with his band The Transcendos (guitarist Steve Doyle, bassist Steve Hashimoto, drummer Sarah Allen, harmony vocalist Laura Blye, pianist and organist Carter Luke, and guitarist Maury Smith ) along with a number of friends helping out. Contributing their genius were violinist Steve Gibons, cellist Alison Chesley (from Verbow, Jason & Alison, and Helen Money), mandoliist Don Stiernberg, pedal steel player Brian Wilke, drummer Heath Chappell, trombonist Jeb Bishop, vibist and former Coctail Mark Greenberg, tuba player Rob Pleshak, percussionist Carlos Cornier, tap dancer Mark Yonally, and on the saw, Sarah Hotlschlag.

"With a mixture of irreverence and soul, this verteran singer-songwriter just gets better, funnier and more plaintively incisive with each release. His latest, My First Posthumous Release, mixes blues, country and rock influences with off-hand ease, while crafting indelible imagery. How, after all, can anyone resist a song that begins, ‘The X-rays were embarrassing’? – Greg Kot, The Chicago Tribune

Album tracks:

Down The Mississippi
My First Posthumous Release
I'm Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
All The Trains Are Gone
The Miracle Of Pain
Luck And Circumstance Blues
Infectious Smile
Haiku Blues
Guilty Pleasures
Mud On Mud
Ruby Shade
Soft Core Hope
Half A Waltz


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