Pequot Lakes, MN (PRWEB) September 20, 2008
Americana favorite and Midwest native Tad Armstrong will release his first solo CD, Scorpio Falling, on October 23, 2008. One of the heartland's finest singer/songwriters, Armstrong is backed by another Americana favorite, Susan Cowsill, as a guest vocalist. Russ Broussard, Cowsill's husband and drummer for the Susan Cowsill band and the Cowsills, also makes a guest appearance. As if that were not enough, Scorpio Falling was mastered by Grammy-winning producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) and produced by Joe Cheesman for Flat Earth Records.
Scorpio Falling was recorded entirely "on location", in homes and living rooms. "This was a great way to record because there are no studio time constraints and the band was relaxed and comfortable,'' Armstrong says.
Founder of the well-loved Indianapolis band, Middletown, Tad Armstrong's Americana-tinged pop songs are fueled with an emotional urgency borrowed from classic soul and delivered with all the fervor of the great rockers. Armstrong has been around rock and pop since the late 1980s, appearing in countless Midwestern rock bands--usually fronting and often playing the bass.
In 2006, Tad Armstrong was recruited by New Orleans singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills, Continental Drifters) for a summer tour to support her first solo release. The tour included stops all over the eastern USA, as well as a trip to Fenway Park to perform the National Anthem at a Boston Red Sox game.
Armstrong continues to perform occasionally with Susan Cowsill and her band.
In 2008, Armstrong joined The Cowsills as bassist and backing vocalist. The legendary family band scored multiple hits in the late 1960s and was the inspiration for television's The Partridge Family. The Cowsills are currently touring the US and Canada, and have recently performed with the Lovin' Spoonful, The Rascals, and Vanilla Fudge.
As for his personal feelings about Scorpio falling, Armstrong says, "I'd like for people to relate to it musically, hopefully appreciating melodies and instrumentation; and thematically. Most of the songs are about universal themes that arise in human relationships."
"Hopefully everyone has had a chance to experience the pain and glory of trying to sustain a loving relationship with another human being, but if not- well, there's a song about that, too," Armstrong adds.
Tad Armstrong lives in Indianapolis, where he continues to write, record, and perform his music. He performs around Indiana with The Benders. The release party for Scorpio Falling is scheduled for Oct. 30th at Sam's Saloon in Indianapolis, along with ESW.
Tad Armstrong: Scorpio Falling
Flat Earth Records
Release Date: October 23, 2008
Tad Armstrong: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar
David England: Guitar
John Byrne: Guitar
Wade Parish: Drums and backing vocals
Guest Appearances by:
Susan Cowsill: Vocals
Russ Broussard: Drums
The EP, Start All Over Again, is now available for download on iTunes, as well as at http://www.myspace.com/tadarmstrong