I wanted to record some songs with me singing and playing piano, along with a drummer and bass player. So during the pandemic I got Jon Wurster and Alex Bingham to join me in the studio to play some music. The songs I chose were from artists all over the map: Nina Simone, Roxy Music, John Hiatt, Merry Clayton, Walter Egan, Bonnie Raitt, and some others. I had such a good time recording these that I asked some other friends to add to them, and I'm so grateful that they did.
Here are two songs that I’m releasing for now. All money from these downloads will be donated to Everytown.org, an organization that is fighting to end gun violence in America.
released May 26, 2023
Matt Douglas: vocal, piano, saxophone
Jon Wurster: drums, percussion
Alex Bingham: bass
Lauren Balthrop: vocals
Sam Kassirer: organ, Wurlitzer
Recorded by Jason Richmond at Overdub Lane
Mixed by Brandon Eggleston
Mastered by Chris Boerner
supported by 22 fans who also own “Love or Let Me Be Lonely”
I love Lovecraft in Brooklyn, and this version captures the energy of the Mountain Goats in concert as well as any recording I've heard. My absolute favorite, but the live version of See America Right is a close second. Bangers, the both of 'em. theoysterking
supported by 18 fans who also own “Love or Let Me Be Lonely”
I love the Jordan Lake Sessions albums, they're so ALIVE! I'm excited to listen to these versions of my favorite songs forever and ever, and always max out my Mazda's speakers on the sax parts. grenadinegrace