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Cris Cuddy

CRIS CUDDY

His Singing and Songs

“Tortured-with-a-twist-honkey-soul-twang” : Glenn O’Brien in Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine
“Van Morrison meets Elvis Costello” : Brian Ahern (legendary producer of Emmylou Harris etc.)
Songs recorded by Mickey Newbury on “Long Road Home”, “Tom Cat” and “Long and Lonesome Old Freight Train” on the great new “One Kiss” CD by perennial Juno Award Winners Prairie Oyster & “No Love No Nothin” by Tracey Prescott Brown, also on collectible LP’s “Jeremy Dormouse” and “Rejects” www. jeremydormouse.com, 3 LPs/2EPs by indie rockers Max Mouse & the Gorillas www.maxmouse.net

PROJECTS

“Come Along Carmelita” and “October Morning“

TOP 5 of 2002 wonderful songwriting & the man knows how to sing them JackGarrison //WFIT
“ A kaleidoscope of styles...........a panorama of subjects ” Arthur Wood, FOLKWAX Reviews Editor
“I don’t know where it came from..it’s so good I don’t care” David Pilot, Americana/Rockzilla
“Top 10 CD’s of the Year” : Mark Rheaume, CBC

“October Morning” features 11 more Cuddy compositions including an instrumental dedicated to Nick Drake as well as his take on a somewhat obscure Ian Tamblyn song “The High Life” and a haunting version of the Rolling Stones’ “Play With Fire”. “October Morning” is the first mainly acoustic cd since “Come Along Carmelita” and was produced with Rusty McCarthy, perennial accompanist/producer/sidekick of Mary Margaret O’Hara and George Bertok, keyboard alumnus of Max Mouse and the Gorillas.

There Goes My Mind Again
Features “Long and Lonesome Old Freight Train” and 9 more Cuddy compositions as well as his take on a Memphis r’n’b song “Any Other Way” which became known to Canadians in a version by one-time Toronto resident “Little Jackie Shane” in the heady 1960’s period known locally as the Toronto Sound. “There Goes My Mind Again” was produced with Keith Glass, guitarist with Prairie Oyster and features Keith on guitar and harmonies, Don Rooke of the Henry’s on slide guitar and Italian keyboard, Chris Whiteley on trumpet, Dennis Keldie (Be Bop Cowboys, Folk Alarm) on piano and organ and Wayne Mills on tenor sax.

Heartbeat
Recorded in Nashville with longtime friends George Bradfute (Webb Wilder, Paul Burch, Jason and the Scorchers) and Fats Kaplin (Tom Russell, Kristi Rose, David Francey, Welch Kane and Kaplin) is, “as usual, the unusual” featuring an eclectic blend of rock, pop, jazzy Tom Waits-ian political comment and a ballad which prompted producer Bradfute to shake his head and cry “You’ve been holding out on me !” The sounds are as new and different as the songs, and helpful Radio Fade Points have been marked on the cover to help DJ’s feature the songs even if they don’t have airtime for the sometimes orchestral and always fascinating endings courtesy the many bows and strings of Messrs. Kaplin and Bradfute

The double CD “Keep the Change / Nowhere Town”
“This double album is the kind of wonderful sprawl Ryan Adams might have made if…(Americana UK)” was produced by Tom Russell’s guitarist sidekick Andrew Hardin and Nashville’s George Bradfute (Paul Burch, Jason Ringenburg, Phil Lee, Webb Wilder, Richard Bennett), and also features Fats Kaplin, legendary guitarist Albert Lee, and the great Gene Taylor (Fabulous Thunderbirds) on piano along with Keith Glass and Joan Besen (Prairie Oyster) and Kevin Breit (Norah Jones).

This Little World
Produced by Steve “BeBop” Briggs and engineered by Ray Montford it features Dennis Pendrith on bass, Al Cross drums and percussion and guests Rusty McCarthy on nylon string guitar and George Meanwell on cello.

This recording has Cuddy’s “As usual the unusual” mixed bag of styles including the whimsical acoustic rocker “Natalie Wood 1963”, the melancholy “Song Upon a Winter’s Day” in tribute to artists Willie P. Bennett and Lynda Lapeer, an appreciation of energetic new music in “Rock’N’Roll Kids”, a wistful conversation with the late, great songwriter and singer Mickey Newbury and a midnight appeal to the King of the Lonely Hearts “Dear Elvis”.

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