RIVER PEARL FROM PAUL DOUGHERTY – 8 WEEKS AT #1 ON THE ROOTS MUSIC REPORT INTERNATIONAL GERMAN CHARTS!
Bake It Black Records is proud to present River Pearl, an Americana lyrical tour de force recorded and written by Paul Dougherty reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Muddy Waters and Van Morrison.
River Pearl includes the harrowing Civil War song of the same name, opens with the blues fueled Rock Me to the Bone ala Muddy Waters and Stevie Ray Vaughn, closes with the exquisite Rusted Jesus, and in-between visits rural American times of the past with Teddy and the Dancin’ Bear, Cain and others, including the standout and gorgeous Van Morrison stylings of Honeysuckle (with jazz saxophonist Ian East).
Other songs include the beautiful Country/Western Time (Paul Hilton on pedal steel), the down & dirty Muddy blues of Eve of Destruction, Doin’ the Time and Black Cat Bone, the bluegrass song Memphis Son and the timely diatribe How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NSA that isn’t out of place with the old Bob Dylan political comedy tunes, a song with references to Joseph McCarthy, Dick Cheney, Walt Disney, Ayn Rand, Glen Beck, Gordon Liddy, Nixon, Kissinger, Reagan and more!
River Pearl was recorded and produced in Munich by Paul Dougherty. All songs written by Paul Dougherty. We would like to thank Paul Hilton for his sublime pedal steel on Time and the brillant Ian East for his luscious sax playing on Honeysuckle.