The Album: Guess I'll Have to Write My Own

Hoffman's songs range from wry commentary about the lack news in TV news (Today); the quality (or lack thereof) of popular music (Guess I'll Have to Write My Own);the beauty of Oregon's loveliest river (McKenzie) and the region's vanishing wilderness (French Pete); and the indifference of modern society to its own decline (Something New; Heartbreak Hotel). Other songs on the album tell personal stories about family and friends (Sons of Immigrants; Breanna; Zachary; From the Very Start; I'll Still Be There); high school reunions of aging baby boomers (It's Been a Long Time) and singing and writing music (Sing You a Song).

Hoffman's vocals and acoustic guitar are backed by an ensemble of Portland, Oregon's, finest musicians, including jazz pianist Gordon Lee; legendary violinist Skip Parente; pedal steel player Harley James; bass and guitar player Jon Lindahl; blues harp and trumpet player Peter Christenson; percussionist Gary Landsberg; and vocalists Greg Roberts & Stuart Flint, aka the Oooze Brothers. The album was recorded at Portland's Fresh Tracks Studio (www.freshtracksstudio.com) and remastered at NorthWestern, Incorporated (www.nwmedia.com). The CD jacket and website were designed by Woodsyworks (www.woodsyworks.com).

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