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The Goodness of Bad Intent

by Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent

Ken Tizzard With Bad Intent A Pedal Steel Rock and Roll Experience.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Other Side of Wrong
3:40 $0.99
2. This Town of Mine
3:22 $0.99
3. Where Were You
2:42 $0.99
4. Weight of the World
3:50 $0.99
5. Time to Remember
3:45 $0.99
6. If You Were Wrong
3:33 $0.99
7. Someone to Stand Beside Me
4:27 $0.99
8. Feel a Whole Lot Better
2:52 $0.99
9. Don't Be Surprised
4:18 $0.99
10. For You
3:21 $0.99
11. You Showed Me
3:19 $0.99
12. Get Over It
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Album Notes
(Born - St.John’s, Newfoundland – 07/05/69) Musician – Father – Husband – Tall – Teacher – Traveler – Student - Addict – Writer – Singer – Bassist – Friend – Storyteller – Believer – Lover – Listener – Owner – Sinner – Aging – Performer – Liar – Thinker – Fighter – Driver – Optimist + more

Ken Tizzard, the unique low-to-the-ground bass player for gold-and-platinum selling Canadian rock bands Thornley and The Watchmen, continues his thriving and ever-exploratory solo career with his fourth album, The Goodness Of Bad Intent.

Singing and playing 12-string pedal steel in this trio With Bad Intent — which includes the powerhouse rhythm section of bassist Ken Grant and drummer Dave Fischer — the 12-song album is a blend of rock and country, falling somewhere between George Jones and Tom Petty with a hint of early Husker Du.

“The great thing about this new trio is that it is three small-town guys who love playing music,” says Ken. “When we’re not gigging, we are at the rehearsal room jamming — every day. Nobody complains and if we miss a day together, it feels odd. I should also add that Mr.Grant turns 60 this year, Dave is 29 and I am in the middle. It is a really odd thing, but it works.”

On The Goodness Of Bad Intent, for which Ken delved deeply into the world of the 12-string pedal steel, there are, in fact, three songs about small-town life, which he refers to as “The Small Town Ontario Trilogy.” Ken, who was born in Newfoundland, currently lives with his family in Campbellford, midway between Toronto and Ottawa.

“This Town Of Mine” is about settling into a small town when you’re an outsider and the process of becoming part of a new social scene. “Don’t Be Surprised” was inspired by a dispute between local artist Brent Townsend (designer of the toonie) and Mayor Hector MacMillan. And “You Showed Me” is a middle finger to the small-minded who try to bring you down.

Beyond the adventures in a small town, there are other themes of self-evaluation and perhaps even mid-life crisis on the album.

“Other Side Of Wrong” captures that moment of making the right decision while attempting to recapture one’s youth and “Weight of the World” is an honest look deep inside and his regrets for past behaviour. “Time To Remember,” however, is Ken’s reaction after reading Stephen Galloway’s The Cellist Of Sarajevo, essentially about remembering to be human when surrounded by destruction.

“It took a long time, a lot of distractions and a great deal of joy and misery to get here,” Ken says of completing the album. “Understanding the true value of being a father and husband, while trying to balance an all-consuming passion for music has been my greatest battle.”

In his more than 15 years in the music industry, Ken has performed on the big stage of Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to the dark cabarets in northern Russia, received numerous Juno nominations and MuchMusic Awards, six gold and platinum records, and licensed songs to such TV shows as CSI and Fashion Television. He has also appeared on everything from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing.

David Fischer, Bad Intent’s drummer, grew up in Campbellford, where he excelled at hockey, wrestling, partying and chasing girls, he says. In his early 20s, he began playing in various cover bands. Bassist Ken Grant spent some time living on communes in the 70s; the hippie culture is still very much a part of his personality. Ken started hanging out with the pair in David’s basement, meeting weekly to jam.

During the long cold winter, the trio began reviving some of Ken’s older material from 2006’s Quiet Storey House, 2008’s Lost In Awe and 2010’s Between The Lines, as well working on new songs. In no short time, this friendship yielded a band. In the fall of 2011, Ken called upon an old friend, producer John Whynot (Blue Rodeo, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Cockburn).

“I told him I had an idea to record some tunes with a trio, where instead of playing traditional guitar I would play pedal steel,” Ken says. “He was interested in the idea and we spent a few days in Toronto at The Woodshed making music with this odd combination of pedal steel and rock and roll.”

The two Kens and Dave then spent a few months cleaning up songs and making a group decision to commit to With Bad Intent. In February, John came back up from Los Angeles and the band recorded another 10 songs for the album, The Goodness Of Bad Intent. A 9-song EP was released entitled The Goodness Of Bad Intent Vol. II, which has received airplay at college radio across North America. The band’s live show has also been gathering attention due to the trio’s ability to sound huge, while layering three-part harmonies on top of the pedal steel rock ‘n’ roll sound.

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(Born - St.John’s, Newfoundland – 07/05/69) Musician – Father – Husband – Tall – Teacher – Traveler – Student - Addict – Writer – Singer – Bassist – Friend – Storyteller – Believer – Lover – Listener – Owner – Sinner – Aging – Performer – Liar – Thinker – Fighter – Driver – Optimist + more



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