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Post Cards From The Big Lake

by Allan Benoit

In the foot steps of Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin walks this singer/songwriter and master story teller.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Big Lake Island
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2. Grand Dad's Blunderbuss
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3. 'til You Go (guitar Solo , Mark Bartram)
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4. 4th of July ( Everyone Under the Sun )
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5. Gunstock Mountain Morning
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6. Silly Song of Love
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7. A Place to Stay
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8. Motorcycle Mama
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9. Misty Harbor Moon
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10. Sheffield Blue ( Terry Tj Aziere Duet Vocal and Guitar)
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11. Tomorrow ( Mark Bartram , Duet Vocal )
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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NEW CD TO BE RELEASED SOON , SORRY FOLKS FOR
THE DELAY . PEACE ab
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ARE YOU ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE PURCHASED THIS CD AND NOT KNOW THAT THERE WAS MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE !!! WELL DONT FEEL BAD BECAUSE NOT MANY PEOPLE KNEW THAT THERE ARE 2 BONUS TRACKS FROM ALLAN'S OLD BAND , THE AMERICAN KNOWHOW , NOT ONLY THAT BUT THE FIRST 50 COPIES ALSO CONTAIN A 3RD XXX BONUS TRACK THAT RAISED SUCH A STINK THAT IT WAS PULLED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST PRESSING .......... THAT SONG TITLED " THE LAYOFF SONG ", CAUSED SUCH A STIR THAT ALLAN AGREED TO PULL IT FROM THE CD , BUT 50 COPIES MADE IT OUT , THEY GOT MIXED IN WITH THE REST OF THE PRESSING , SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO , IF YOU ARE LUCKY OR UNLUCKY ENOUGH YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE A COPY WITH THE NOW FAMOUS "POTTY MOUTH " SONG ON IT , THERE ARE STILL SOME COPIES OUT THERE AS I HAVE ONLY HEARD FROM 25 OR SO PEOPLE SOME LAUGHING AND A FEW THAT SAID SHAME ON YOU . WHAT EVER ITS A JOKE SONG SO PLEASE TAKE IT AS THAT AND NOTHING MORE . THE STUDIO WHERE I RECORDED THIS CD HAS 3 COPIES PUT AWAY , I DONT KNOW WHY , I HOPE THIS DAMN THING DOESNT COME BACK AND BITE ME IN THE BUTT PEACE AB
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HI GANG , HEY CHECK OUT MY MESSAGE BOARD AT vh1.com
DROP ME A LINE OR JUST SAY HELLO . CANT WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL....PEACE AB



THANK YOU BARRY MCGUIRE FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE .




if you've ever been to the lakes region of new hampshire - welcome back.

if you've never been to the lakes region of new hampshire, what are you waiting for........

allan benoit, new hampshire's own home grown native son, the best kept secret in years, is about to become a songforce to be reckoned with.

though he has been likened to the greats, he owes no one.

he has been compared to tom rush, gordon lightfoot, harry chapin, and others, with a voice to rival rod mcguen and bruce springsteen, he answers to no one.

his voice is unlike anyone else.

deep gravel, dirt road, throaty sounding, a voice he could not steal from anyone - his voice is unique, like no other.

a master storyteller for some time, he is not afraid to sing of unpopular themes or even a "silly love song" occasionally.

he has written songs with other big names in mind, but never released them, until now.

two songs that he wrote in 1970 for other artists, though they never responded to his musical advances, appear on this cd.

he wrote "sheffield blue" with johnny cash in mind and "silly song of love" with james taylor in mind, so after all these years these two songs see the light of day.

"post cards from the big lake" is a collection of eleven songs, if you listen closely you can hear the lakes region in a couple of them.

"big lake island" and "gunstock mountain morning" are very much love songs of new hampshire's lakes region.

allan also shows a soft, painful side to love in "'til you go" and "a place to stay".

both songs pulling very hard on the emotional heartstrings, and very real life experiences.

allan can also sing about a gun (taboo in most circles) and make it a heartwarming story about a boy and his grandfather in his song "grandad's blunderbuss".

he also touches upon that ol' 60's folky feel with, "4th of july", a fun, loving look at his wedding day.

he then shifts into gear with his ode to urban white collar fantasy, "motorcycle mama", a fun look at every business man's dream of a bike with a big blonde on the back - only to realize it's just an impossible dream.

in "misty harbor moon" allan goes back to the sea for one more visit with the ol' salt, a sailor's story in his own words.

allan ends the cd with a little help from his friends.

"sheffield blue" features the voice of terry tj aziere along with allan and some very nice guitar work.

terry traveled from tulsa, ok to new hampshire just to do his tracks.

a dear friend and performer in his own right, you can check tj out on www.cdbaby.com/aziere, tell him allan sent you.

the song "tomorrow" had vocal help from mark bartram, singer and lead guitarist of the rock group, the touch.

mark also plays the real nice lead in "'til you go".

mark is also the owner of styles studios, where this cd was recorded.

mark engineered and helped to produce this cd, he also did the photo and artwork.

to say the least, allan said he owes much to his friend and comrade in arms.

many thanks to both of you.

if you can never get to margaritaville, the lakes region is your best bet.

see you soon..........

dale marie 2002


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John Stone

Not to be missed.
Masterfully recorded and stark clarity. A unique sound that is very down to earth and at home. A very nice piece of work that ought not be missed.

Mark Bartram

More hooks than a fishermen has in his tackle box on the big lake
Tall Tales, Full Sails was fun to record, but Postcards From The Big Lake was a true work of love from Allen to you, the listener. This CD was recorded over a 3 month period. Allen would record every Sunday, and I looked foward to each session, never knowing what new song Allen would bring in. My only problem with the songs Allen writes, is that because the hooks in his music are so strong, I go for days before I can get these songs out of my head. I am totally unable to focus on my own writting. Thanks Allan for another collection of excellent songs. I know in the next year you will start to record your third CD, and I for one, can't wait.
Mark Bartram, Owner-Styles Studio

who loves you baby

what is in the heart comes out as music
i can hear the motors of the boats and the laughs of
children, playing in the sand,
the beautiful gifts given to those that have the insight to see.

rita m. lagueux b.

love that motorcycle mama whoopee ding
wow, sure is a lesson to those who sit back and do nothing, super may the
gold be with you.
guess who loves you baby. i do.

A Past Motorcycle Mama-lms

Great songs, great memories, Look forward to # 3. Don't have a favorite, I love
This brought back some old memories of days I lived in the Lakes region, and hung with bikers. The wind in your face, the sound of happy people. Thanks Allan for that blast from the past, You just keep on going. I look foward to more great songs and heartfelt thoughts from you.

Marten Ely

Motercycle Mama is a Gas.....
Ihave downloaded Alln's whole catalog of music to this point and I can not get over how no two songs sound the same. Motercycle Mama stands out in front of the rest of the songs on this cd tho there are a few others that are well written. Motorcycle Mama far and away is in the drivers seat of this cd.

a johnny and june cash fan

love that sheffield blue
sure wish johnny could be well enough to get in touch with
mr. benoit, this would of been a good song for him, a couple
more perhaps, keep up the good work and enjoy your god
given talent

Mike Aziere

Words and music transport you into the realm of folk.
Allen's words Take you to where he's been and the music turns on the projector.

Erik

Excellent!!!!
This is an amazing CD! Every song is masterfully written and really allows you to picture the story behind it. I love every track...even the hidden ones!!! Ha Ha, I'm glad I'm not the one who laid him off!! Buy this CD!! For the Love of God buy it now!! There aren't too many song writers left like this!

Dennis Aziere

Great! agve me since of old time folk music in a way.
I have always enjoyed that style music (folk; country; and others). Thanks for the opportunity to listen.