From Noel 'Paul' Stookey of Legendary Supergroup Peter, Paul and Mary:
"...had no idea this 'humble' cartoonist played so many instruments so well. In particular y'gotta love SQUIRRELFEST and hey, the retro-techno stuff as well; the growly doubled voice (run through a guitar amp until it distorted), etc. But bottom line, most of all, thanks Roy for letting us 'sense' the relationship between you and your family... Ultimately, that kind of connectedness is what all music is about."
Roy Schneider is an award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and cartoonist. He is the creator of the comic strip "The Humble Stumble", from United Feature Syndicate, loosely based on his own life experience.
'The Humble Sessions' is the combined product of Roy's two creative fields, each musical piece inspired by a particular character or situation from the strip, although you need not be familiar with the strip to enjoy the music.
"I've traditionally expressed my serious side through music and the lighter side through comics, and I always thought it would be fun to try and combine the two somehow, but didn't have any real inspiration for it. I finally woke up one morning in August 2006 with the chorus to "There Goes Mr. Humble" chiming through my head, grabbed my guitar and started writing.
'The album has turned out to be a blend of everything from the fun and frivolous to the more serious/emotional contexts of the strip's core (a single father raising his daughter). I think almost everyone either knows someone or IS someone kind of like each of the characters being serenaded here, so the songs stand on their own without the listener having to be familiar with The Humble Stumble."
Watch for Roy's next CD at the start of 2008!