Michael David Matheny | El Dorado

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El Dorado

by Michael David Matheny

The long-awaited solo album, produced after Michael's death, featuring his original recordings with performances by friends and bandmates.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. El Dorado
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2. Woody's Waltz
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3. You're Not Here Anymore
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4. Lullaby
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5. 88th Regiment of Foot
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6. Trumpets of Orange
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7. Kaia's Reel
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8. Gotta Let Go
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9. Trapped Here with You
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10. Remission
1:21 $0.99
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11. Roslin Castle
2:18 $0.99
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12. Mountain Rain
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13. Boston Water Taxi
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14. Green Eyes and Whiskey
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15. Rocket Ship
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16. Liam's Lament
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album is a small miracle.

When Michael David Matheny died of cancer in February 2012 at the age of 45, he was well known in the Twin Cities Irish Music scene as a singer and songwriter, as a member of Gallowglass Irish Trio and The Long Straight Forever, and as a warm, funny, talented man. A few months before his death, he wrote this note for us:

"Faced with the harsh reality of a serious cancer diagnosis in 2010, I began to realize that none of us will be here forever. In early 2012, while undergoing chemotherapy and taking advantage of good days and nights as they came, I slowly began working on cataloging and archiving all the songs and tunes that I have written. Some songs also appear on various recordings here and there, and some are seen here for the first time. Many of these are songs that no one—not even those closest to me or my bandmates—have heard me play. I thought it would be nice to get them down, just for the record. "

In the end, he finished five tracks, and recorded many more. Unfortunately, some of his recordings were low-fidelity, captured with the equipment he had available for recording at home. Hoping for the best, we placed these recordings in the hands of Scott Keever. After more than a year of hard work, and with the help of Michael’s friends and former bandmates, Scott has created a fitting tribute to Michael’s talent. Three of the instrumentals (Lullaby, Kaia’s Reel, and Remission) were untitled when he died. For each song, we’ve listed the dates when it was written as well as when the original track was recorded.

We hope that you enjoy Michael’s music and share it widely. That is what he would have wanted.

- Michael’s mother Marilyn and his brother Kevin

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