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ANNOUNCING A NEW CD RELEASE!
"STILL SAFE AT HOME" 
The Porch Pickers
with NEIL FLANZ

INVITATION

I would like to let you all know about a new CD effort released by my Pedal Steel Guitar Mentor, Neil Flanz and his group the Porch Pickers.  It is a very good project reminiscent of the Gram Parsons Country Rock Genre (heard on the "Fallen Angels Live" Album), but with a very nice contemporary approach.   Here is a review found under New CD Reviews.

I'd like to encourage you all to support his new effort by buying a copy.   

To order a copy of this cd using a money order, please e-mail neilflanz@mindspring.com.   
Please visit Neil Flanz's web site at: http://www.ambrec.com/Homepages/neil/neil.htm

 

For those wishing to purchase the newly released CD using Mastercard, Visa or American Express please e-mail gramspl@aol.com  or call A/C 813 221-0596.   

Please also visit Mark Holland's website (owner of "Gram's Place" a recording studio and bed & breakfast in Tampa) at http://www.grams-inn-tampa.com and while there scroll to the bottom of the history and current music at Gram's Place.

You can also check out the current posting thread for this release on the SteelGuitarForum website: http://steelguitarforum.com/Forum1/HTML/013951.html

Thank you!  Bill Fulbright

CD REVIEW

A new CD featuring the collaboration of Mark Holland and well known pedal steel guitarist Neil Flanz HAS BEEN RELEASED 6/15/2001.

The album also features their good friend Walt Leuzinger(singer/songwriter) who also produced and engineered this CD as well as having composed three of the album's original songs including the tribute song to Gram Parsons "Still safe at Home".

Also featured is a young talented Canadian friend of Mark's named Julien Robitaille (from Montreal Quebec) whose vocal harmony and guitar work blend together beautifully with Mark's raw, soulful vocals. Julien also sings lead on several songs too, and are built around Neil Flanz's pedal steel resulting in an album that's sure to please just about everyone whose musical tastes lean toward raw, traditional roots of Americana music.

The variety of songs includes everything from the Rolling Stone's "Dead Flowers" and "Wild Horses" to honkeytonk music including "Close up the honkeytonks", Merle Haggard's "Everybody's had the blues", to several Gram Parsons songs including "Juanita" "My Uncle" "Hot Burrito #1", Elvis Costello's "Stranger in the House" , Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain", to an old standard by Doc Watson "Way Downtown" and even some songs by the Blue Yodeler Jimmie Rodgers. This album is a must for everybody who enjoys real down to earth music!

Since the summer of 1994 , Pedal steel guitar player Neil Flanz (who toured with Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris in 1973 ) has been staying each summer since 1994 at Gram's Place to rest, relax and play music. Local musicians/singers from Tampa are Mark Holland, JohnMcEwen, Sam Osborn, Jack Herbert, Jack Dickson, Billy Artlip and John Rogers, David Lane, and Tampa's own blues singer/songwriter WAZ. One song (Hot Burrito # 1) off of this upcoming CD was released in Canada in Dec. 99 called NORTHERN STEEL - DEBBO PRODUCTIONS.

For current information on the up coming CD with the Working Title "Still Safe at Home" and to order a CD copy contact Mark Holland at Grams Place.

To order a copy of this cd using a money order, please e-mail neilflanz@mindspring.com.   Please visit Neil Flanz's web site at: http://www.ambrec.com/Homepages/neil/neil.htm

For those wishing to purchase the newly released CD using Mastercard, Visa or American Express please e-mail gramspl@aol.com or call A/C 813 221-0596.   

Please also visit Mark Holland's website (owner of "Gram's Place" a recording studio and bed & breakfast in Tampa) at http://www.grams-inn-tampa.com and while there scroll to the bottom of the history and current music at Gram's Place.

 
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