Album: Guess I'll Have to Write My Own
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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