House of Chadula 2017
The two CDs are collectively titled Chilly Willie.
CHILLY is a collection of original songs with a couple of new parody texts.
WILLIE is a collection of interpretations of other writers, a good half dozen of them vintage Wilie Nelson pieces. The Hofner guitar was one of the first I learned Willie Nelson songs on, in fact the neck fell off one day while practicing “On the Road Again” and had to be glued back on.
In both cases I am featured singing and playing guitar and banjo, with some guest appearances by Gary Cherwonka on pedal steel.
I wrote some new songs for CHILLY and also revisited originals that have been recorded in other contexts. The program features Numbers for the Wind, Song For Wes, Am I That Easy to Forget (Kisliak), Big Boys with Little balls, Armagedone, Needle in a Tub, Complicated, Hidden Song, Pepper Mine, Beggermaster and Song for Robert Harris.
For WILLIE I chose the following favorites to interpret, by Willie Nelson unless otherwise indicated:
I Want to Go With You (Hank Cochran)
Songs for Aging Children (Joni Mitchell)
What can You do to me Now? (Nelson-Cochran)
It Should be Easier Now
Suffer in Silence
Wake me When Its Over
Keep on Pushin’ (Curtis Mayfield)
And So Will you my Love
Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce)
To Be (John Coltrane)