New Things March 2013

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Thomm Jutz - TJ Tunes

Hi everybody!

It’s the first day of spring – finally. The nights are still cold but the days are getting warmer all the time now. It feels so good to spend more time outside.

I’ve had a good time at Folk Alliance although I was off to a rocky start. My 4 hour trip to Toronto turned into a 12 hour trip, thanks to an airline I won’t mention here.
The gigs were good, it was fun to reconnect with some people and meet some new folks.

We finished Jefferson Ross‘ new album “Isle Of Hope” – a two guitars/two vocals collection of 16 songs. Jeff is one of my very favorite people, also one of my favorite Southern (and overall) songwriters. The title song of this record is as good as it’ll get, you need to hear it. I’m very pleased to have three co-writes on this album. One with Jefferson and Charley Stefl, one with Jefferson and Jon Weisberger and one with Jefferson and the great Sierra Hull. As you can see in this photo, we had no fun at all!!

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Stay tuned for release date, etc.

We finalized Chet O’Keefe’s new record. We did the whole thing in two days.
I posted a song called “Not Drunk Yet” here on the website that showcases the tone of this record. Chet’s such a great writer, singer and player. I’ve long been a huge fan and everything fell into place so easily on this new record. Here’s Chet with a guitar made by Andreas Seefeldt, a great luthier from Hamburg/Germany.


We also finished the new Eric Brace and Peter Cooper record.
We had a blast making it – great songs, great singers, great friends!
Here’s a photo from February 18 when we had Marty Stuart, Duane Eddy and the incredible Mac Wiseman in the studio. Mac signed my “High Lonesome” poster.
What a gentleman and still a great singer at 87!

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Kim Richey‘s new record “Thorn in my heart’ will come out on April 16. I’m very happy to have 3 co-writes on it. Kim and I only met less than a year ago but have become fast friends and have written a whole bunch of songs together by now.

Irene Kelley‘s new album is done and it’s a killer!! My friend Mark Fain produced it.
I have two co-writes on that one and am so proud of those songs. In my book this could be a groundbreaking Bluegrass record.

We started writing for Volume 3 of The 1861 Project – stay tuned for more of that.
Here’s a photo from our recent show at the Bluebird Cafe.


There’s lots of exciting and hopefully good ideas are floating around, there’s lots of great music to be written and played with wonderful people. Who could ask for more?

Peace and Love to all
Thomm Jutz



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