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My second album is titled: "Black-Throated Blue"  produced by Ken Stringfellow.  It Rocks, with moments of Melancholy & Pure Power Pop!
My second album is titled: "Black-Throated Blue" produced by Ken Stringfellow. It Rocks, with moments of Melancholy & Pure Power Pop!
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Richie Parsons' New Album, "Black-Throated Blue"

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Dear Friends, old and new,

This is my second Kickstarter campaign and I am very excited about my new album "Black-Throated Blue." Like my previous KS funded "Honey and Tears," this album is also being produced by Ken Stringfellow of Posies, R.E.M. and Big Star fame.  

We took a different approach to this album. We had a my full band in the studio; Doug Harper on guitar, Frank Dehler (Unnatural Axe) on bass, Malcolm Travis (Human Sexual Response, Sugar) on drums, and “Yours Truly” on guitar and vocals. The basic tracks are recorded live and have great energy. Elisa Birdseye joins us on viola, and Brother Cleve (Combustible Edison, Del Fuegos) on keyboards. Ken sings and plays on "Black-Throated Blue”as well.  

Ken Stringfellow’s contribution to the production is pretty awesome! Because we recorded live in the studio, these songs have a rockin’ feel to them… As Ken says, “Even the slow songs somehow are hi-energy.” Some songs are melancholy, others “pure pop.” You will hear 60’s AM radio, and influences from Jonathan Richman to Burt Bacharach.

The album was recorded at Ed's Barn, Canton, MA. It was engineered by Ed Riemer. Special thanks to Ed and Loraine for their gracious hospitality.

I have asked Joanne Kaliontzis to help with the design work for Black-Throated Blue. Joanne and Mark Chesak put together the intro video that was shot during our recording session. Jean Hangarter has done some photography for the project.

Throughout the campaign I will update often with some preliminary mixes, more video from the session, overall progress of the project, and a few surprises. 

As I am sure you all are aware, things are more expensive than they were in 2013 when I recorded "Honey and Tears." In that campaign we raised just over $10,000 and this time we need to raise $16,000. 

Thanks for your support. 
I know you will love "Black-Throated Blue."
--RIchie

Here are Three 1 Minute "Teasers" from the rough mixes-

Here I am

6 Hours Ahead

 Rainy Day


Below are some of my photographs that you can chose as a reward for your contribution to our Kickstarter. 

Iggy Pop - Orpheum Color or B&W
Iggy Pop - Orpheum Color or B&W
Runaways, Joan Jett - Rat 1977 Color or B&W
Runaways, Joan Jett - Rat 1977 Color or B&W
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Town Hall NYC 1978
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers - Town Hall NYC 1978
Willie Loco - Rat 1977   Joey Ramone - Orpheum 1977
Willie Loco - Rat 1977 Joey Ramone - Orpheum 1977
Dee Dee Ramone        Johnny Ramone - Orpheum 1977
Dee Dee Ramone Johnny Ramone - Orpheum 1977
Dead Boys, Stiv - The Rat 77  Diodes - The Rat 78     Dead Boys, Stiv - The Rat 77
Dead Boys, Stiv - The Rat 77 Diodes - The Rat 78 Dead Boys, Stiv - The Rat 77
Mitch - Rat 1978               Dictators - Rat 1978
Mitch - Rat 1978 Dictators - Rat 1978

Photos will be professional printed on Endura Metallic paper and ready to frame.  All photos ©Richie Parsons

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