Chuck McDermott - Gin and Rosewater (CD)
Music industry veteran and Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Famer Chuck McDermott is releasing his highly anticipated album “Gin & Rosewater”, a 14 song Americana/Roots Rock travelogue of original songwriting and radical reinterpretation of two classics and a masterwork by songwriting icon John Stewart. Chuck’s eye travels across a broad horizon – human frailty, the source of serenity, love lost, love found, and those things within us that are both light and dark. The stories are told with both poetry and wit. Produced by the highly regarded Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Ronnie Earle, Hayley Reardon), “Gin & Rosewater” brings together a who’s who cast of roots music musicians, including Marco Giovino on drums (Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Nora Jones, Don Henley, Rodney Crowell), Kevin Barry on guitar (Rosanne Cash, Peter Wolf, Mary Chapin Carpenter), Duke Levine on guitar (Peter Wolf, Leanne Womack, J. Geils) and Richard Gates on bass (Richard Thompson, Patty Larkin, Greg Brown, Ellis Paul). Chuck also brought in his friend Stephen Stills to add his guitar wizardry to one the tracks. Stephen was also joined by Rosanne Cash and Buffy Ford Stewart in providing advance praise for the album. It’s a powerful cast that supports an insightful, provocative body of mature songwriting.