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DRINK FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF ABSINTHE. BUT YOU WILL BECOME IMMEDIATELY ADDICTED TO ASTOUNDING SOUNDS!

October 9, 2012

Sam Llanas and company dip into the dark side with A Good Day To Die. Photo courtesy Daystorm music

The first time this project came to my attention was through my discovery of Sam Llanas (oh here he goes again with Sam Llanas…).  Maybe if you gave Mr. Llanas a listen, you might go on about him too.  He’s good!  A consummate performer, an elegant songwriter, and perhaps the most passionate vocalist I have witnessed in my life.  As much as I am loathe to participate in revisionism, my exposure to his 4A.M. disc has motivated me to want to explore his past work with the BoDeans, a group he is no longer a part of.  Mind you, I will only participate in those albums to which Llanas was a contributor.

The project band consists of Jim Eannelli playing bass and guitars, Guy Hoffman on drums, and Llanas providing acoustic guitars and vocals.  Many of the tracks feature keyboards by Gary Tanin, most notably known as a producer/engineer/audio mastering of global renown.  But there are significant contributions by Thatcher Schmid (violin and mandolin), Paul Gmeinder (cellos), Tiffany Hood (backing vocals), Janet Planet (vocals), Nick Kitsos (percussion) and Reggie Bordeaux (percussion).

But the title of the album had me hook, line and sinker: A Good Day To Day.

Let’s die!

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