released January 5, 2018
Irv Irving- Vocals, Acoustic 6 String Guitar, Acoustic 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jim Campilongo - Electric Guitar
Charley Drayton - Drums & Percussion
Tony Garnier - Bass
Charles Giordano - Accordion
David Mansfield - Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Pedal Steel Guitar
Joe McGinty - Vox Organ
Glenn Patscha - Hammond Organ & Piano
All Songs Written By Irv Irving
Produced By Tim Hatfield & Irv Irving
Engineering - Tim Hatfield
Assistant Engineering - Owen Mulholland & Grant Valentine
Mastering - Greg Calbi
Irv Irving's sound is at once accessible to all and entirely his own. It spans a range of 20th Century American music including rock and roll, blues, folk, country, and more, yet it is greater than the sum of those parts. His lyrics, while seemingly familiar in form and topic, interweave a multitude of references to literature and history, at the same time remaining intensely personal. From jamming and hanging out with folk legends Pete Seeger and Ramblin' Jack Elliott while just a teenager to logging hours on the New York City scene, headlining shows with his band and opening for acts ranging from bluegrassers King Wilkie to indie rockers Stellastarr, Irving has seen a lot and is keeping his eyes wide open.
“Irv Irving is one of my favourite artists. His music stands alongside the best work of Dylan, Cohen, Joni, and Townes - like them, he pulls off a perfect hat trick of humor, pathos, and poetry in his songwriting (with brilliant production to boot). I’m a huge fan!”
- Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas, Samantha Parton & Jolie Holland"
"I'm a fan of Irv Irving. His music is full of great lyrical wit and insightful storytelling, bringing qualities that define traditional American folk music to the modern era."
- Dave Tozer (John Mayer, John Legend, Jay-Z)
"The real deal. Rootsy tracks, beautifully delivered, with shoot-from-the-hip lyrics"
- Bob Power (A Tribe Called Quest, D'Angelo)
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