(10% DISCOUNT THRU 10-25-19) Twang-ucopoia (Balanced Diet) is the debut release of New Copasetics, recorded in a "live" Big Pink-style in the living room studios of Global Mobile in the San Francisco Bay Area with minimal overdubbing. This brings together a quartet of veteran players with ridiculous credits and a curated playlist of originals and select covers from seminal artists such as Rockpile (Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds), Ry Cooder, Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson, Little Feat, Don Covay, The Simms Twins, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Manual Galban and L. D. Armstrong.
This project has been developing for several years, with personnel changes and honing of the musical directions. With the recent addition of Dallis Craft, the bands' sound, material and development of harmonies and duets came together in a powerful way to warrant committing it all to vinyl and CD.
New Copasetics players have ridiculous credits: Tim Eschliman (acoustic string bass, vocals, worked with Etta James, Commander Cody & His Western Airmen, Jesse Colin Young, Christmas Jug Band, played on the Grammy-nominated Garden Of Joy album by Maria Muldaur), Sean Allen (electric guitar, lap steel, vocals, worked with Carlene Carter, Commander Cody & His Western Airmen, Tommy Thomsen, member of Western Swing Hall Of Fame), Dallis Craft (piano, vocals, worked with Bruce Willis, K.T. Oslin,), and Kevin Hayes (drums, worked with Robert Cray, Bonnie Hayes & The Wild Combo).
Performers on this Album
Sean Allen: guitar [1-12, 14], steel , vocals [4, 9, 11, 14] (lead vocal on cut 11)
Tim Eschliman: acoustic string bass [1-14], vocals [1-4, 5-12, 14] (lead vocals on cuts 1-3, 7-8, 10, 12, 14)
Dallis Craft: acoustic piano [1, 3-4, 6-12], vocals [1, 3-4, 6-11] (lead vocals on cuts 1, 4, 6, 8-9)
Kevin Hayes: drums [1, 3-4, 6-12]
Mike Emerson: acoustic piano [2, 5, 13-14]
Bowen Brown: drums [2, 5, 13-14]
Gailene Elliott: vocals , acoustic guitar