BIG HEART (62 minutes) released july 2004.
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1. so tired of waiting for your love
4. concrete island
5. chubby junkie
6. flat world
7. war starter blues
9. home of the brave
10. whole heart
11. fixing things
12. desolation row
13. see you tomorrow blues
14. rag stalk's 115th dream
can read the lyrics to the songs by clicking here
most of these songs were written in the second half of 2003, and early 2004......they were recorded by Glen French at Treehouse studios in Arlington mass....... in may and june of 2004. most of the songs are solo dobro and vocals, with a wee bit of harp, and a whole lot of heart. songs 4,6 and 10 had a little help from bob dylan club members Lisa Bastoni and Josh Kantor, and i'm very grateful for that. the cover art was done by my friend Jen Hemenway, and i really love it......you can click here to see more of her work.
Here are the official liner notes from the cd:
it seems like you don't hear about that many people waking up with a jinx under their bed anymore......
or people hanging crepe around eachothers doors..... i haven't even seen a dead snake on the street since
i was a small boy...it seems like they were everywhere then....i miss all of that. and more.
i hope that you enjoy the songs on this cd. they were mostly written in 2003, and played lapstyle on the
dobro or resonator guitar. i feel like the most fortunate person alive that i get to play the dobro. i love it more
than i can say..........i also love jennifer smith, matt n., michael m., forrest and rebecca, and midas and
everyone at cobra custom tattoo in plymouth mass., sandy b., kathy d., and everyone at belmont reality,
peter b., mike L, joephil, the seven deadly daves, garden st., buckethead, lois moondog hardin,
all dobro players, josh and mary and lisa b., my dobro students, john fahey, mike keneally, frank zappa,
son house, grandmaster flash, fred mcdowell, run dmc, johnny shines, eddie one string jones,
lama surya das, eddie hazel, george clinton, james brown, paul rishell and annie raines, matt smith at
club passim, paul and mary mena, the boston blues society, gail, allen, tom, pam,bob dylan club,
muddy waters, dom, steve, and on and on and on..... there are so many more of you.......
thanks for your friendship......
thanks to you for listening, it means a lot to me. thanks to stacy phillips for teaching me dobro.
dedicated to jj, raj d,
frank m. and peter e.
special thanks to jj, lisa bastoni, josh kantor, glenn french, and the bob dylan club.
lisa bastoni sang on #6 and #10. http://www.lisabastoni.com/home.php
josh kantor played bass on #4. and #10.
recorded may of 2004 by glenn french at treehouse studios http://grfics.com/
produced by lloyd and glenn french, mastered by jon sage.
all songs written by lloyd thayer except #12 desolation row by bob dylan,
dobro esoterica: songs 1, 6, 12, and 13 were played on a 1998 gibson dobro.
songs 2, 5, 11, -beltone resonator guitar set up hawaiin style.
songs 3 and 4-ted smith fiberglass melobro resonator guitar.
songs 7 and 9 1929 national tricone #1316.
song 8 bronson lapsteel. song 10-superior hawaiian guitar.
i met jen hemenway while
playing dobro on the street in cambridge ma, in may of 2003. i
really like her paintings
and she was kind enough to do the artwork on this cd.....the front, the back and the inside. you can see more of
her work at her website http://web.media.mit.edu/~zoe/jen/High_Resolution/FrameSet.htm
or drop her an email at: email@example.com
i have other cd's available
at cd.baby.com, or at shows, or on the street or at my website.
thanks again.......be good to eachother, and go and tell your friends that
you love them.
sound clips are available at cdbaby.com, where
you can also purchase the cd, or at live shows, or if you are taking my
class at club passim, or if you happen to run in to me in
line for coffee or......
.....thanks for stopping by....