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by Ricardo

Ironic, electic and humorous, toe tapping and thought-provoking journey through vocal and instrumental songscape.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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1. My Fault Insurance
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2. Makeanehu
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3. Live That Long
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4. Weltschmertz
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5. Sauce
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6. Listen
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7. We Gotta Stop Not Meeting Like This
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8. Yesterday's Blues
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9. Seven Year's War
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10. Epitrope
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11. Love Em Anyway
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Album Notes
The latest labor of love from one of the Northwest\'s (and now Hawaii\'s) quirkiest songwriters, including wonderful contributions from a group of Seattle\'s finest: Orville Johnson, Garey Shelton, Will Dowd, Wayne Horviz, Jay Thomas, Hans Teuber, Jeff Busch, Alicia Healey and Jami Sieber. Co-produced with Orville Johnson of Seattle, it was mastered by Rss Nyberg in 2008. It includes eleven original songs (Americana, folk/blues and jazz categories). Lyric themes range from the ironic—\"My Fault Insurance\" (swing noire) and \"Live That Long\" (banjo & trumpet?)—to the serious—\"Listen\" (ballad), \"Yesterday\'s Blues (acoustic blues) and \"Love \'Em Anyway\" (folk rock). In between are a variety of instrumentals.


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I am knocked out by the track "Seven Years' War" -- the musical references are brilliant -- also very much like Weltschmertz. And the lyrics to Live That Long - well I don't know what to say -- except yes. Check the aforementioned tracks out and you will not be disappointed -- your head will turn.

jim channon

With a kind of elders fireside storywork RICARDO and his friends lay a playfull edge to some present day elements of irony. Their happy time eclectic swing is conversational and a great compliment to a mornings coffeetime. His "love em anyway" is such a reminder of tolerance in a crazy world as are many of the other pieces. This is a sonically clean album where the pure sounds of fine
instruments and many mooded periods are like a fine wine ...complex. And that's why it remains of interest. His philosophy is rendered in musical parables ...and encourages us to view life like a fine refrain.

Stephan A. Schwartz

Ricardo is a gifted guitarist whose fingerwork will excite your admiration. He has a sophisticated understanding of his instrument, and draws from it chords that evoke alternately poignancy, laughter, and joy. Listen to his lyrics: they are witty and talk about things you think about every day. I play this album regularly.


Ricardo has done it again!
I love the conversation on Listen--it is to yourself, someone else or both? Provocative. Also really like the bluesy/jazzy/conversational feeling on Yesterdays Blues--very heartfelt! Thank you--once again, for touching lyrics and excellent music!


He\'s done it again, that Ricardo. Just as his music sets my toe to tapping and making the smile wide, he manages to reach beyond intelligent humor to touch the recesses of my heart. Great musical feat!