Songs from Wayward Youth
This album is about just starting out. It tells a story about a wayward youth — remotely like me, I suppose — who meets “the cutest thing that God has yet conceived,” and her love transforms him into an actual human being.
Most of the 11 songs are saucy rockers … but I think it’s the ballads (cuts 4 and 10), agonizing over the need for love and a novice’s fear of it, that are my favorites in this collection. Press the album cover photo, or see below, to listen or purchase.
Big thanks to producer/musician Bradford “Lefty” Dawson, and Zen-ful producer/recording artist, Ken “Green Man” Eros. Love and big wimps to former band mates Mark Whitten, Gary Pepper, and Mark Horn.
“I Got Plans” is dedicated to the memory of Frederick Coffin (he wrote the infectious “Aggravated Uphill Climb”), Robin Welch (who co-wrote “Drunk Enough” and “The Great Divide”), and Gilda Radner (whose legacy lives on). I miss you.