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Jim Gaudet | Real Stories and Other Tall Tales

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Real Stories and Other Tall Tales

by Jim Gaudet

Jim Gaudet serves as a reminder of why old-time music continues to flourish and inspire today. While his style has roots, the songwriting feels fresh and powerful, often featuring sharply funny satire. He has an avid fan base throughout the country.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bobbie McGee and Me
4:33 $0.99
2. We Talked About the Rain
4:28 $0.99
3. Bad Ol' Betty
4:17 $0.99
4. Hold On, A Father's Lament
3:33 $0.99
5. A Girl Like You
4:12 $0.99
6. About You
3:52 $0.99
7. Tell Me Something I Don't Know
2:50 $0.99
8. Every Now and Then
3:49 $0.99
9. Somebody New
3:10 $0.99
10. Come on Home
4:35 $0.99
11. Runaway Train
3:37 $0.99
12. Dooley, Hang Your Head Down
3:34 $0.99
13. In Real Life
6:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Dedicated to the memory of Caroline “Mother Judge” Isachsen and Greg “Sarge Blotto” Haymes.
The purpose for this project was thought to be an opportunity to capture some songs I had written throughout the years but never recorded and never intended to be performed by the Railroad Boys. While performing at a songwriter’s circle at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival moderated by Caroline Isachsen, I chose to sing, “IN REAL LIFE”, one of my first tunes to ever garner some attention. The song was so well received in the workshop that Caroline suggested I do more to bring back the old material. In the audience was Greg Anderson, a well-respected producer. Greg happened to be standing next to Railroad Boys bass player Bobby Ristau. Greg mentioned to Bobby that he would be open to do such a project and asked Bobby to pass the idea along to me. I was thrilled to speak with Greg and we both agreed that it could be an interesting and fun thing to do, so we decided to make it happen. It was Greg’s thought to make this recording as casual as possible. He suggested that I present myself much like what he had seen in the workshop, loose and informal. He thought I should just sit with the tape rolling and play away. Together we checked-out each room in my home for the one with the most naturally supportive sound and presence. It was there that Greg set up his portable studio. It was not until well after our first recording session that I came to realize that the room that we recorded in was, in fact, the bedroom that I grew up in. This is the room where I spent hours upon “listening” hours and where my musically formative years were experienced. It was in this room I first heard Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” along with so many other magical musical discoveries. Some nights my radio would pick up stations as far away as Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Wheeling, West Virginia. My deepest thanks to Greg Anderson for his vision and enthusiastic devotion to making things right, Sara Milonovich for her openness to share her masterful gifts of musical brilliance and Richie Pagano for his wonder-fully tasteful contributions on piano and for his artistic magic. Thanks to Richard Shindell, Mark Westin, and to all the musical contributors: Sara, Greg, Richie and Tommy.



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