Lloyd Cole / Guesswork

Release date: July 26th. The songs are fantastic – you’ll have to take my word for it until the release date. Working on this recording was as deeply satisfying and creative an experience as any I’ve had. I’ll be touring with Lloyd starting in the fall. Here’s more information on the recording.

John Paul Kleiner – Inter City

John Paul and I worked on this project for quite a while and we’re very happy with the outcome. JPK writes poignant songs about love, responsibility and personal struggle – check out Someday Girl and Tell Me Your Secret. I play electric and acoustic guitar, JP is also on guitars, Ambrose Pottie on drums and Alisdair Jones and me on bass. Musically, I might say Inter City is a folk rock album with a strong pop sensibility, and great melodies but you know, as always, when talking about music, better to….give it a listen.

Nightswimmer – Theresa McKay

My gal’s e.p. ‘Don’t threaten me with love, baby. let’s just go walking in the rain’ – Billie Holiday.  This recording is beautiful.

All songs original except: Dobro – David Sylvian/Bill Frisell and Song To The Siren by Tim Buckley. 

Clark | Jones | Pottie – Frisell EP

Bird Is The Worm – new jazz review.   “I’m a sucker for any ensemble that wants to dig into the Bill Frisell songbook. The trio of guitarist Neil Clark, bassist Alisdair Jones and drummer Ambrose Pottie offer up their versions of three Frisell compositions, “Blues for Los Angeles,” “Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa” and “Variation on a Theme” (check out Frisell’s Gone, Just Like a Train and Ghost Town for the originals). The spirit and sound of the originals are present in the trio’s renditions, but thankfully they use them as an excuse to go off in their own direction rather than as some reverential tribute album. Plenty likable.”

Clark | Jones | Pottie are: Neil Clark (guitar), Alisdair Jones (bass) and Ambrose Pottie (drums). They have also performed and recorded under the name ‘Sleepers’.

These recordings are live off the floor with no overdubs added.