Over the years, a number of people have asked why Hound of the Buskervilles has not released an album.
(Yes, we have fact-checked this. Three is a number.)
There are many good reasons why we have not. But we're musicians, so "good reasons" are never good enough for us. But bad reasons are better than no reasons.
Anyway, we're releasing an album this spring.
This was recorded live in the legendary upstairs living room at "Old Stucco."
The players are: Dan Boone, mandolin; Eddie Hysinger, harp; Phil Ragland, guitar; Marty Rosen, vocals and guitar.
Dan Boone set up the mics (and the lines if anybody wanted to plug in directly to the mixer).
We sat in a circle.... Well, actually it was more of a lop-sided rectangle, that is is to say, an irregular quadrilateral - which a professional geometer might call a trapezoid. We didn't think to take a picture, because we were living in the moment, and pictures are about connecting the past to the future.
We could see and hear each other. It's the way we like to play music.