New CD Release from Chuck McCabe Explores Family Roots

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Veteran folk musician Chuck McCabe's new CD release is a collection of observations about family and heritage. This is an album in the traditional sense, to be enjoyed from start to finish - and enhanced by the CD artwork. Featured on syndicated radio programs including Roz & Howard Larman's Folk Scene and Rich Warren's Midnight Special, the album features guest musicians including Rob Ickes, Norton Bufalo and Myron Dove.

His fourth CD release on the independent BlahBlahWoofWoof Label, Chuck McCabe’s Sweet Reunion is a collection of observations about family and heritage, with a subtle underlying message that the past has given us things worth keeping. This is an album to be cherished from start to finish.

Sneak previews of Sweet Reunion were available at the North American Folk Alliance Conference in February, 2006, and have since been heard on syndicated radio programs including Roz and Howard Larman’s Folk Scene on KPFK Los Angeles and Rich Warren’s long running Midnight Special on WFMT Chicago.

In addition to McCabe’s bluesy fingerstyle guitar and formidable banjo picking, guest musicians performing on Sweet Reunion include Rob Ickes on Dobro, Norton Bufalo on harmonica and Myron Dove on bass. The album was co-produced by Joe Weed and Chuck McCabe and recorded by Weed at Highland Studios in Los Gatos, Calif. McCabe’s easy vocal style holds the listener’s attention as he tells these stories somewhere between a whisper and a song.

The graphics on this project provide a reminder of why a physical CD is so much better than a collection of disparate downloaded songs. The companion booklet tucked away inside the CD complements the music with visual treatments of McCabe’s poetic lyrics, along with images of the elements central to the album - including a family photograph of four generations of McCabes.

Availability

Sweet Reunion is available now from CDBaby.com and direct from http://www.chuck-mccabe.com.

About Chuck McCabe

Chuck McCabe is a master storyteller in the tradition of the great folk troubadours. His easy style and powerful picking combine to win the hearts of his fans with songs about life that put a smile on your face… and leave you nodding in agreement. McCabe won the Woody Guthrie songwriting competition in 2001 with his story song about the plight of the Minimum Wager. His songwriting also has been honored by the Boston Folk Festival, Sisters (Oregon) Folk Festival, Napa Music and Wine Festival, Founders’ Bluegrass Festival, Sierra Songwriters festival, Wildflower! (Dallas) and the Tucson Folk Festival. Visit Chuck on the web at http://www.chuck-mccabe.com.

Note to Editors:

Review copies of Sweet Reunion, as well as a complete press kit and high resolution jpegs of McCabe and Sweet Reunion cover art are available from TrueWind Music. Contact Bev Barnett at 408.378.6823 or email bev@truewindmusic.com

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