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Mary Cutrufello Album in the Works

I’m always ready to hear what Mary Cutrufello has to sing or say. Yale? Check. Texas roadhouse chops? Check. Telecaster built for the road? Check. Can back a FedEx truck anywhere you need it using nothin’ but the mirrors? Check.

For her new album*, Mary’s going the self-funding route. If you wish, you can get more info and samples and pitch in here.

Me and the Long Beds did some harmonies thereon.

Singing With The BCO

Mike BCO Ainsworth

Usually when I stand up with a guitar (like tomorrow in Wild Rose), I have my beloved Long Beds backing me, but when I head out on tour with Tent Show Radio, I always get to perform a couple of my songs with the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and they take real good care of me.

Here’s a rough cut of us performing “Could Be You” in Richland Center:

 

And this is “Shaman Girl,” from the show at the Door County Auditorium:

 

 

Trying Out A New Song

During last week’s show in Oshkosh we tried out a new song. I think this was only the second time we’d played it in public. I started writing it two years ago in a motel room at the edge of Bayfield, Wisconsin, thus the Hayward and Trego references.

Here’s an unmixed rough recording of the performance. My favorite part? Listen how the band carefully carries me through the bits we’re still working out. Especially on final chorus where you can hear Chris counting for me. Makes me grin. They’re good and I’m lucky to have them.

I’ve got most of the songs for the next album written, it’s just a matter of finding time to get back in the studio. Workin’ on that.

More Long Beds music here.