Teddy Thompson slates duets disc
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
– Teddy Thompson and singer Kelly Jones will release a harmony duet collaboration, "Little Windows," on Cooking Vinyl April 1.
The pair first sang together on a George Jones track at Los Angeles' Club Largo in 2011. They soon embarked on a bi-coastal musical relationship (she in Los Angeles, he in New York) writing the songs that would become "Little Windows" along with partner Bill DeMain. Inspired by the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke, the disc contains 10 songs.
They have shared the lyric video for "I Thought That We Said Goodbye," the first single.
The album was recorded live to a 16 track tape machine by producer Mike Viola (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis) with a band featuring Pete Thomas(drums), Davey Farragher (bass), Steve Elliot (guitar), Daniel Clarke (keys) andTeddy Thompson (guitar). Linda Thompson, Teddy's mother, is the executive producer.
Thompson's last solo album, "Bella," was released in 2011; while he produced and sang on 2014's acclaimed "Thompson Family Album" that featured his now-divorced parents Richard and Linda Thompson among other family members.
Jones' debut album "SheBANG," was released in 2008 with a follow-up, "Alta Loma," out in 2013.
1.Never Knew You Loved Me
2.Make A Wish On Me
3.Better At Lying
5.I Thought That We Said Goodbye
6.Don't Remind Me
7.As You Were
9.You Can't Call Me Baby
10.You Took My Future
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