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Soliloquy

by Jeffrey D. Baxter

An eclectic collection of lyrical songs from singer/songwriter. ranging from the horn driven, "Raise a Glass" to the whisper and growl bite of "Tick" as well as Jazz, R&B, and Country flecked cuts.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Raise a Glass
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2. The Sky Was
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3. Diamond of Knoxville
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4. Tick
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5. Drink You Away
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6. Thwunk
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7. The Pugilist at Rest
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8. Thank You Note
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9. Twinkle
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10. If I Didn't Care
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
soliloquy
noun: an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

I called it soliloquy because I recorded this almost entirely by myself. I had three guests. Gary Mackender played accordion remotely from Tucson on "Thank You Note". Lindell Stacey Horton played the violins & violas on "Diamond of Knoxville" & Thor Polson played the "completely out of my league" piano parts on "Thwunk". The drum loops on tracks 1,6 and 7 are from New Orleans great, Terrence Higgins. Thank you all very much for your beautiful contributions.

The rest of the tracks I created myself with dusty instruments and Reason 7 software in the comfort of my apartment in Ashland Oregon over the last few years. The last time I released a product was an EP of songs in 1988. (School of Life's "Beauty from Ashes" available on cassette .. hehe). I'm intending to start delivering a little more frequently.

Because art doesn't happen in a vacuum, I wanted to thank the many wonderful family, friends, band mates and artists that have helped, collaborated and inspired me along the way. As an eight or nine year old my mother, Marilyn taught me to play the ukulele and regularly played the american songbook on the piano in our house. Now I do. My siblings, Lynn and Paul both sang in choir and ensemble and collected everything from Motown to Metal. My sister played in a folk trio and her boyfriend Dick Gurska and our family friend Dave Shellenberger helped me begin figuring out the guitar.

Next begins the long list of bandmates; Starting with Jim O'Malley, Rod Brockle & Mark Hunter, (I can't remember what we called ourselves) - Fay Barker & Mark Ross (Our Acoustic Trio) - Juice and Joy Thomas, (The Thomas Brother's Band) Mike and Dave Northrup, Bob Dobrosky, Lori Udy, (The Teeze) - Will Clipman, Jay Trapp, Woodie Chapelle, Amy Marr, Cricket Donkin, Laura Lee Christopher Yarrington, Jan Daley, John Salter, Morris May, Martin Walls, Ruban Vasquez, Rhonda Parks, Gil Rodriguez and the amazing Johnny Piccioli who always made the band sound far better than they really were (School of Life). Then there’s the revolving door of the St Paddy's Day Irish band (The Talliwackers) -Dan O'Shea, Joe Nutt, Gillian Delear, Brad Holland, Stefan George, Jan Daley (again), Lindell Stacy Horton, Cantrell Maryott, Tim Barrett, Bruce Halpern. Mike Smith and finally my last fantastic band (The Boneyard Debutants) - Ray Mikota, Ryan Foster, John Mcvarish and Robert Bachelder. What an incredible pool of talent and great friends. I’ve been fortunate to know and play with you. Thank you, Thank you all..

And also the wives, husbands, partners, friends and fans who supported us by showing up. Hugs to you all.
Then there are the friends that helped me through the years with producing, recording, equipment, engineering, photography, etc; Todd Knoop, Gillian Delear, Fabrice "Cach" Dechoux, Steve English, Nicky McNeil, Johnny Bear, Daniel Snyder, Bryan Mikota, Dal Carver, Big Dave. Diane Nelson Zurado, Pammy, Kevin, Susan, Donny Tess, Johnny, Charles, Maria Kelly & especially Dave B.

And the ones that inspired me just by watching them work & create; Stefan George, Lavinia White, Heather Hardy, Ted Parks, Rainer Ptacek, Chris Wags, Cantrell,, Roger A,, Gillian Delear, Rich Hopkins, Dave Sleuths, Howe Gelb, Mitzi, Ed, Thor, Chicken, Dave, Joe, Paul, Danielle, Jeff, Jef, Dave, Sage, Thom, Gene, Bekkah, Marciella, Kat, Greg, Dirk, Shae, Mary, David, Bret, Pevar, Don, Bob, Merl, Jenika, Clem, Jerry, Peter, Michael, The Friday Night Guys, the list just goes on & on & on.... Also to Marja, my lovely pal & Muse.

Lastly thanks to the fine ears that have given me valuable feedback on this project throughout the process. Dee Fretwell, Cantrell Maryott, Mary & Judy Loney, Jim Chapdelaine, Bobby D., Huck L. Berry, Emo, John, Marja, Kevin Windows & Kevin Tracy... I'm sure I'm forgetting people I'll be pissed about later. so Thank you also.

Soliloquy - All songs by Jeffrey D. Baxter ©2017 - except “If I Didn’t Care” composed by Jack Lawrence.

Touch base with me on the socials and thanks very much for listening. bax

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