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Perfect on Paper

by Jim Petrie and the Dirty Dishes

The sound is folk rockish with pedal steel guitar adding a country flavor and harmonica supplying a touch of the blues. Fiddle, harmonium and mandolin give a down-home feel to the album with piano and organ completing the sonic landscape.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. See My Baby Tonight
4:07 $0.99
2. Hitch Hiking Song
4:31 $0.99
3. Loving You Has Got Me Nowhere
3:10 $0.99
4. Rock 'n' Roll Romance
4:35 $0.99
5. Perfect on Paper
4:46 $0.99
6. Downtown Blues
4:59 $0.99
7. Comfort in Confusion
6:22 $0.99
8. Valentines Day
4:23 $0.99
9. Keep the Memories
4:15 $0.99
10. One F*cking Thing After Another
3:23 $0.99
11. Stuck in the City Again
3:12 $0.99
12. Devoted to You
3:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
PERFECT ON PAPER is the first album by singer/songwriter Jim Petrie. Recorded primarily with acoustic instruments and pedal steel guitar and co-produced with Stephen Benson Petrie offers a set of twelve original songs seven of which chronicle the ups and downs of a love affair and the rest of which tell stories about hitchhiking across the United States, about keeping memories, of separation from home and family, of one bad thing happening after another, and about the romance of rock ’n roll.

The sound is folk rockish with pedal steel guitar adding a country flavor and harmonica supplying a touch of the blues. Fiddle, harmonium and mandolin give a down-home feel to the album and and piano and organ provide just the right amount of spiritual and Dylanesque quality to complete Perfect on Paper’s sonic landscape.

The basic tracks were recorded over three or four sessions with guitars, bass, drums and lead vocals performed live in the studio. Pedal Steel, vocals, and other instruments were overdubbed in later sessions.


Jim Petrie – vocals, acoustic guitar (r), harmonica: Devoted to You
Stephen Benson – acoustic (l) and electric guitars, mandolin
Ray Grappone – drums and percussion
Randall Klitz – bass guitar
Jonathan Gregg – pedal steel guitar
Lacy James – backing vocals
Donna Susan Halperin – backing vocals
Greta Mitchell Tristram – harmonica
Jack Spann – keyboards
Liz Taub – violin
Devirose – harmonium
Suzanne Hockstein – vocal: Comfort in Confusion
Ellen Kaye – vocal: Rock ‘n Roll Romance
Christine Santelli – vocal: Perfect on Paper

Recorded and mixed at Flux Studios, NYC by Damon Whittemore
Assistant Engineers: Daniel Sanint and Josh Welshman
Mastered at JLM by Joe Lampert

Design concept by Jim Petrie
Graphics by Suzanne Hockstein
Cover photograph by Olivia Merchant
Back cover photograph by Jim Petrie
Collage photographs by Jim Petrie, Linda Danz,
Bob Karambelas, Dan Root, and friends

Many thanks to all the great musicians and friends who made this album possible. Special thanks to Anne Delaney and Stephen Benson whose friendship, love and support made all the difference.

Produced by Jim Petrie and Stephen Benson
All songs written by Jim Petrie
©2016 Jim Petrie/Dish Music/BMI
All rights reserved

Dish Music
PO Box 1099
Pine Plains, NY 12567




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