Spring is comin in and the birds are singing.
The Derelicts have been feverishly working on our first batch of new songs, which we will be featuring on our as-yet untitled 7th album, which will be recorded by audio legend Barry Diament of Soundkeeper Recordings, http://www.barrydiamentaudio.com/ Barry is currently scouting locations in Connecticut to set up a mobile studio and begin the recording process. Barry is looking for a rootsy fit, ie: old churches, theaters, barns, mansions, etc, places with a natural sound and vibe. We are all very pleased to be working with the Diamond! And are looking forward to a fun, happy and mutually rewarding friendship/partnership with Soundkeeper Recordings.
The titles of the songs are as follows:
Yankee- Written by Brian Murray/CAD
Lighthouse Keeper- Written By George K, Louie Demayo
Whispering Winds-Written By George K/Scotty Lauro
Waylon- Written by Scott Lauro
Speeding Train- Written by Sotiri Karlis/Scott Lauro
Pine Song-Written By Scott Lauro
New 1/2 Step- written by Scotty Lauro
Oh No-Written By Danny Pavas
Let Me In-Written By Danny Pavas
Woods & Water- Written By Danny Pavas
Some of these songs we have performed, others are just being born and raised. The songs will feature, all acoustic instruments- Dobro, fiddle, acoustic guitars, upright bass, mandolin, banjo and drums/percussion on a few songs. Singing the songs will be Scotty Lauro, Danny Pavas and Ed Rainey. There will most likely be added another song or two to the list, but we aren't quite sure which ones yet.
In other music news, (8) & Bergenfield Blues are still in the process of being finished. (8) our 5th album which we recorded with Terry Reid is currently being mixed by Professor Louie up in Woodstock. Bergenfield Blues is kind of at a stand still, about 70% complete, due to the female vocalists which comprise the Queens Of Kush and Tom Gioia at Visionary Studios, they haven't been vaccinated and don't want to work together until they are. So we wait on them and hopefully by summer they will have the vaccination and we can complete the vocal tracks, in the mean time I am planning on getting Eddie back to the Homestead this month to finish his guitar parts and then we can finally mix it, print it and ship by the end of summer. The songs on Bergenfield Blues were written by George The Greek and arranged & produced by the Tokin Two- Eddie & George. Tracks are as follows
Where Can She Be
Aces & 8's
A Hot Summer's Day
Married Girl Blues
The album features Eddie on drums/percussion and guitars/slide, George on Fender Bass, upright bass, percussion and acoustic guitar, Rob Clores- Fender Rodes, Hammond Organ, Piano, Joe Wilkinson Les Paul and vocals, Scott Lauro guitar/vocals, Overdose Galinos on drums, and the Queens of Kush on vocals.
The album was engineered and recorded by Hipster Steve DeVito at Homestead Studios Bergenfield NJ. Aug 2020-Nov 2020
We have also just begun recording our 25th anniversary album, Derelict Sightings-2023- with co-founding member and original singer Brian Murray, the album will mainly feature Brian's songs, with a couple of Scotty and George numbers thrown into the mix as well.
We have booked a couple of gigs in June, but for now our main focus will be gettin in the studio and finishing/beginning these various projects. Like I said before we will be putting out at least 5-6 records in the next decade, that's the plan anyway. It is truly a blessing to make music with cats that are so cool.
I want to wish everyone a Joyous Passover and Happy Easter. God bless you all. GK 3/30/21
The Cosmic American Derelicts 2021 are:
Scott Lauro-vocals & guitar, banjo, lap steel, songwriter
Ed Rainey-vocals, guitars, drums, slide guitar, b-bender, mandolin, dobro and lap steel.
George Kapitanellis-Fender bass, Upright Bass and acoustic guitar, songwriter
Danny Pavas-vocals & guitar, songwriter
Sotiri Karlis- on drums
Nick Reeb fiddle.
Rob Clores- piano/organ
Sitting in from time to time are co-founding/original members..
Brian Murray-vocals, guitars, songwriter
Galinos Kapitanellis- Drums
Mike Corr-vocals & guitar, songwriter
Joe Wilkinson-vocals & guitar, songwriter