OM HASKELL OM
For the past four years I have been writing new musicals for the Northwestern Illinois Theatre Coalition. These shows (BOSH AND MOONSHINE, THE BELLE OF THE WABASH, SARAH BERNHARDT IN TEXAS, and OKLAHOMA HALE & DAMNATION) follow a motley band of 19th century music hall entertainers as they wander through the Midwest. The troupe includes a saloon singer, a Shakespearean tragedian, a love-struck young couple, a gunslinger, and an undertaker. I have picked 17 of my favorite songs from these musicals and put them on this cd. I hope you like it!
A very special thanks to Rich Warren, host of THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL on WFMT Chicago, for playing many of the cuts from this record over the last couple of months. "THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL" (which was begun in 1953 by Mike Nichols) is syndicated nationally on over 70 stations throughout the South, Midwest, and West, including the stations of Alaska Public Media, Montana Public Radio, High Plains Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, plus stations in New Brunswick Canada, and Great Britain!
Also out is TUNES FROM A TARHEEL TOWN featuring SIDETRACK: Gene Knight, Joe Newberry, Mike Aldridge, LeRoy Savage, Bobb Head, and Dewey Brown, with special guests Mike Craver, Mandolin Orange (featuring Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz), LaNelle Davis, Jason Beverly, Tony Williamson, John Worthington, Jim Watson and Rebecca Newton. Produced by Penny Knight.
Summer Fall 2009
Fall Winter 2005
Spring Summer 2005