Summer is here and the beers are so frosty cold!!
The Derelicts have completed our 6th album The Twain Shall Meet, which is being produced and mixed by audio legend Barry Diament of Soundkeeper Recordings, Barry located a scenic farm/barn in New Milford Connecticut where we set up a mobile recording studio to track our new album. All the songs have been recorded live with just two microphones and no overdubs. We tracked all 10 songs in one day, old school! We are really excited to be working with Barry and Soundkeeper Recordings and look forward to a fruitful long-term partnership.
The titles of the songs we recorded are as follows:
Yankee- Written by Brian Murray/CAD
Lighthouse Keeper- Written By George K, Louie Demayo
Whispering Winds-Written By George K/Scotty Lauro
Waylon- Written by Scott Lauro
Speeding Train- Written by Sotiri Karlis/Scott Lauro
Pine Song-Written By Scott Lauro
New 1/2 Step- written by Scotty Lauro
Oh No-Written By Danny Pavas
Let Me In-Written By Danny Pavas
Woods & Water- Written By Danny Pavas
Some of these songs we have performed, others are just being born and raised. The album features all acoustic instruments- Dobro, fiddle, acoustic guitars, upright bass, mandolin, and banjo . Singing the songs will be Scotty Lauro, Danny Pavas and Ed Rainey.
In other Derelict happenings, I have finally completed the final mixes of our 5th album, which features our good friend Terry Reid on vocals. I began production in 2017 and now by the good grace of God it is finally complete. I am really stoked to finally finish this labour of love. The album will be simply titled -8-, for the number of songs featured. I probably won't be putting the album out until early next spring when we do our yearly spring run of shows with Terry. I am also very close to completing Bergenfield Blues, which I started writing and recording in 2017. I just need to get the vocalists in to finish the vocals on one song and Eddie needs to finish up the guitars on 2-3 songs. Hope to have this album wrapped up and ready for public consumption by early 2022. Bergenfield Blues will be album number 7 for the Derelicts. The Derelicts have also tracked 9 songs with original/co-founding Derelict Brian Murray for our 25th anniversary album to be released in 2023, titled Derelict Sightings. Eddie and I have also been working on an album of R&B instrumentals which we have tentatively titled Contemporary Songs To Swing To, this album is still in the early phases of production and probably wont be out til late next year. Barry Diament at Soundkeeper Recordings also wants to produce another platter for the Derelicts, which will be more of an electric rock/country/roots album. We have about 6-7 songs ready for that album, but we still need to write 3-4 more songs, so I reckon we won't be back in the studio with Barry til next spring. The music keeps flowing at the Homestead and we are just trying to keep up with the muse. Haven't really been chasing gigs for this year as we are currently focused on recording new music. God willing we will be hitting the road next year for a run of shows or a short tour. God bless, I wish you all lots of love and happiness and I hope you all have a safe and happy summer. Cheers to our fans and friends.. Greek
The Cosmic American Derelicts 2021 are:
Scott Lauro-vocals & guitar, banjo, lap steel, songwriter
Ed Rainey-vocals, guitars, drums, slide guitar, b-bender, mandolin, dobro and lap steel.
George Kapitanellis-Fender bass, Upright Bass and acoustic guitar, songwriter
Danny Pavas-vocals & guitar, songwriter
Sotiri Karlis- on drums
Nick Reeb fiddle.
Rob Clores- piano/organ
Sitting in from time to time are co-founding/original members..
Brian Murray-vocals, guitars, songwriter
Galinos Kapitanellis- Drums
Mike Corr-vocals & guitar, songwriter
Joe Wilkinson-vocals & guitar, songwriter