The Women I'm Not Married To
For Immediate Release: Stephen Clair celebrates Record Store Day 2018 with the release of the 7” vinyl single “THE WOMEN I’M NOT MARRIED TO” Friday, April 20, 2018.
Contact: Jo Rae Di Menno, Press Agent at 512.554.2799 and at jorae@hardpressedpublicity for further information on Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks and their new releases.
New Single from Stephen Clair A Record Store Day 2018 Release For Americana radio Also a limited edition signed 7” (artwork and assets attached in this email)
“Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks have literary, story-telling songs like Chuck Prophet, with a range of feeling from Steve Forbert to Alejandro Escovedo.”
Nan Warshaw, Bloodshot Records
“For fans of literate singer-songwriters who balance the weight of the world with a bit of humor …”—All Music Guide “An artist with a singular style and the confidence to conceive it.”
—Lee Zimmerman, No Depression, Feb 2018
(Austin and New York – Spring 2018) A few years back Stephen Clair toured with Robert Earl Keen, and while on that tour hit it off with the REK band members so much that REK guitarist/producer/multi-instrumentalist Rich Brotherton invited Stephen back to his studio in Austin. They ended up recording the full length album, What Luck, Clair’s most country-tinged album which barely saw the light of day. Along for the ride on those sessions were Tom Van Schaik on drums, Glenn Fukunaga on bass, Marty Muse on pedal steel, and longtime Clair band member Bill Malchow on piano. “I always loved these tracks,” says Clair, “and couldn’t help thinking they ought to reach a wider audience.” To that end, Clair decided to reopen the tracks this winter and do some remixing with engineer Jonny Taylor at Beacon AV Lab, where Clair recorded the recent Pushbacks album. The new mix of “The Women I’m Not Married To” brings out the energy in those recorded performances in a way that fits with Clair’s current live shows. Let’s face it, it’s one of Clair’s cheekier gems, inspired partially by Dorothy Parker’s “The Men I’m Not Married To,” where he sings about all the kinds of women he’s not married to, making a list of “women in the world I have never kissed,” when, at its heart, it is also a humorous commentary on the narrator himself. “Now the track is much more energized, it’s essentially a barroom Texas shuffle where the piano now sounds like it’s trying to elbow it’s way to the front,” says Clair. Is there such a thing as a blues romp? Maybe this is it.
Side Two features “Typing Tipsy,” from Stephen Clair and the Pushbacks, the fulllength released in January of this year.
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