Friday, December 12, 2008
– A tribute disc to the late Chris Gaffney will is slated to drop in late March on the Yep Roc label. Gaffney, who released solo albums and also was a sideman to Dave Alvin and member of the Hacienda Brothers, died April 17 at 57 of liver cancer.
"The Man of Somebody's Dreams: The Songs of Chris Gaffney" will be out March 31. Among those participating are Alvin, John Doe, Peter Case, Los Straitjackets, Los Lobos, The Iguanas and Olabelle.
Gaffney's solo discs included "Road to Indio" in 1986, a disc of '50s rock, soul and Bakersfield honky tonk sounds. "Chris Gaffney & the Cold Hard Facts" came out in 1990. His third solo effort, "Mi Vida Loca," was out in 1992 followed by "Loser's Paradise" in 2003. He later released music as part of the Hacienda Brothers.