Former BR549er Chuck Mead pushes back CD to May
Sunday, February 8, 2009
– Chuck Mead, a former mainstay of BR549, is pushing back the release of his solo debut by two months. "Journeyman's Wager" was originally slated for a March 17 release. But Thirty Tigers, which is distributing the CD, said Friday that the CD will now be out May 12.
The music was produced by Ray Kennedy and contains 11 songs.
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