Boundary Road Mixes

I am making a new CD.

It is going to called Boundary Road, on account of that is where I live now.

It is a counterpart to a CD I made in Adelaide / Honiara few years back, and gave copies to a few folks, which was called Live at Home. 

The style will be noisy folk, with banjo and mandolin and drums and yelling, a bit similar to some of the Luker and Southern stuff but without Emma Luker’s deft touch to stop the whole thing degenerating into anti-folk which is where the record is currently headed. Maybe one day Emma will play violin on a few tracks when I am back in Adelaide.

Here’s 2 sample tracks:

The Love in Your Heart

I already put up a demo of this last year. This one is better.

Sailsbury Highway

This continues the tradition of me getting Emma’s  favourite folk tunes and kicking the crap out of them. The lyrics are about me learning to drive somewhat later than most Australian men.

 

 

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Luker and Southern Album Demo

So, this is what I have been up to lately.

These are semi-finished versions of stuff that is going to be going on the album I am making with Emma Luker.

This post is mostly for the purpose of cross-posting over on the Luker and Southern site.

Steve.

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So I’m in this folk duo now

See: lukerandsouthern.wordpress.com

I have formed a folk duo with Emma Luker. It was only a matter of time before this happened, I think. I’m going to do my ‘solo’ folk stuff, and she’s going to do her solo Celtic fiddle thing, without either of us actually having to do the lonely solo artist routine. Being on stage with one other person is literally about five times more fun, for me anyway…

We had out first ‘show’ last night at L’hôtel d’Exatorre on Rue de la Roundelle, a two-song intro at the end of La Nuit de L’acoustique Toutes les Etoiles, run by the ineffable Guillaume.

We sounded quite good apparently, despite the table of screaming “look at me” twenty-somethings who chose to sit right up the front in the music room, yelling at one another, even though they had the whole rest of the pub to themselves if they wanted a place to do that. Sound quality improved dramatically when Bob told them to – and I quote – “shut the fuck up”. I bought him a beer.

For Suzy and anyone esle looking for the two versions of the goldfish song, it is here:

https://southernsteve.com/2009/01/19/look-what-they-done-to-my-song-ma/

Anyway the set was all right and we’re both looking forward to doing a few more shows but things won’t really get sorted until I purchase my new banjo later in the month.  Then things will really start to come into focus. “Folkus”, get it? Oh, don’t stop me.

There is a new site, lukerandsouthern.wordpress.com, and all the info on our activities will go up on there.

Oh, and I’m leaving the upcoming shows page here for the time being. I got a gig playing with Soursob Bob in October and various other sideline plans.

But for the most part, this blog will return to being about my home studio stuff.

Cheers,

‘Southern’ Steve McKenzie.