Sunday, January 10, 2010
The Deep End debuted in the digital world in November and has been downloadable on iTunes and Amazon.com since then. Now, the release date has officially been set for March 20, 2010 with pre-order on Amazon.com on January 20. A free download of the title cut, as well as much more information, is available at www.christineohlman.net. Co-produced by Andy York (John Mellencamp), its fourteen songs are of life and love tempered by loss. The members of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez (Michael Colbath-bass; Larry Donahue-drums; Cliff Goodwin-guitar) are joined by special guests (and my duet partners) Dion, Ian Hunter, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus special guests Levon Helm, Big Al Anderson, G.E. Smith, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Catherine Russell, Vic Steffens, Shawn Pelton, the Asbury Juke Horns w/Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee, Paul Ossola, Mitch Chakour, and, of course, Andy. In all, it's been a labor of love, following a recording hiatus of several years due to the passing of both our long-time producer (and my mate) Doc Cavalier and our guitarist, Eric Fletcher, who is memorialized in a cool radio airshot he and I recorded together in 2005. The advance reviews have all been great. It's all been done for the pleasure of our listeners, and we hope you dig, and enjoy.
Andy York and I will appear January 31 (11 am) with my great friend Dave Marsh on his Sunday morning SIRIUS/XM show "Kick Out The Jams" to chat about the record and perform a few tracks. Tune in and turn on!
In other news, I appeared in a raucous commercial parody on Saturday Night Live called "Carter n' Sons Barbeque" (a/k/a "Swine Fever!") Check it out at NBC's HULU site. As always, I'm the one with the big blonde beehive!
Rock on into Spring.....Christine