Local favorites Carol Coronis and Tom Richter, aka Sidewalk & Steelqueen are back at Portsmouth Book & Bar to show off their new CD release! “Sweet Trudelane” enters the world after a lot of hard work from this duo along with a few friends. They might have a fiddle and a bass on this night as well so come check them out!
Sidewalk and Steelqueen’s first cd “Sweet Trudelane” is ready to be heard at https://sidewalkandsteelqueen.hearnow.com — give these roots-flavored cuts a spin–i think you’ll like them! Produced and engineered by Ej Ouellette at EJ Whole Music Studios in Newbury MA, we had a blast recording the songs.
“Ride That Train,” penned by Tom, is a ride back to an old home town, Sweet Trudelane. “Forty Bucks,” my favorite song written by our friend Jerry Tillett, has always spoken to me and this arrangement just smacked me one night. Another friend Steven Codd and I co-wrote Tavern Girl, a true story about a 1700s pirate woman–lyrics, Steve and music, me. Tom’s brother John wrote the hauntingly ethereal song St. Brendan’s Chant; this one features just Tom and myself. The others are kickass versions of trad songs with a nod to Celtic.
EJ guests on 6 of the songs toggling fiddle and bass; drummers are Peter Whitehead, Gary Feldman, and my brother Chuck Coronis. Shane Pender and assistant engineer sits in on the first cut with double bass.
Right now we’re available digitally at
http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sidewalkandsteelqueen but the cd will be available sometime in January. Jerry Short is working up a killer cover for us–check it out at the hearnow link above.
CD release is Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM when Sidewalk and Steelqueen return to Portsmouth Book and Bar.
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