WHY IS THERE A PICTURE OF A DOG HERE AND WHAT IS A "VIOLET"?

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK...  I recently released a NEW ALBUM (see below) that was funded in part by a successful KICKSTARTER campaign!  One of the rewards for backing the project was giving your dog(s) or cat(s) their 15 minutes (30 Days) of "fame" by showcasing them on my website and social media!  Three Doggos and one Gato have signed up for this opportunity and will be showcased one at a time during the coming months.  For the next THIRTY DAYS, we will all bask in the glory of "VIOLET". 

Violet is an English Black Labrador (with the soul of a Black Angus) currently residing in Boulder, Colorado with her humans Tania and Rob.  In her eight years (that's 56 in dog) of life, Violet (aka Viowet aka The Professor aka Harangus aka Beef Detective aka Beverley) has roamed many a snow covered mountain and sage covered valley in our great American west.  Violet, a long time resident of Boulder, has been a spearhead of the K9 farm to food-bowl movement, and her humans have worked to provide a backyard bounty of veggies for her dining pleasure.  Veggies, of course, pale in comparison to her true love and primary focus in life, the beefs. She is known among friends and peers as The Professor for her knowing gaze and her often "Holier than thou" proclamations on the finer points of her pro beef politics and religion (she's episcopal).  In the entrepreneurial spirit of her English forebearers, Violet (with some help from Tania and Rob) has recently laid the foundation of a Mac-N-Cheese empire with the creation of "FishSki Provisions" (https://fishskiprovisions.com/) and is a regular star in their commercials.  When she is not exploring the west or dreaming of beef, Violet enjoys wrasslin', skiing, fishing, and loudly acknowledging anyone at the front door.  Her few displeasures in life stem from such atrocities as sharing the couch, squirrels, and Tania playing the piano (For Booking: https://dustycatfish.wordpress.com).  Thank you to Violet and her Humans for your support of my new album "THE LAST TEN YEARS"!

the last ten years

IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD!

OR CHECK IT OUT ON ANY OF THESE DIGITAL PLATFORMS..

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::ALBUM INFORMATION::

1.GREEN MY EYES  2.THE LAST TEN YEARS  3.EDUCATION  4.NEW REMEDY  

5.FORTUNATE PEACE  6.FAKE FLOWERS AND THE WEATHER  7.THE LANDING  8.POOR OLD MAN  

9.A HOUSE AND A PORCH  10.THE TROUBLE WITH YOU  11.INSTRUMENTAL IN C

 

The Last Ten Years is the second album by Ryan Hutchens.  It was officially released on October 13, 2017.  The Last Ten Years was recorded over the course of six days in May and June 2017 at Archer Avenue Studio in Columbia South Carolina.  It was mastered on June 26 2017 at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte North Carolina.


The Last Ten Years consists of songs Ryan developed over the course of several years beginning in 2014.  Several of the tracks (Education, Fortunate Peace, and Fake Flowers And The Weather) had been previously released on earlier albums under the name Cancellieri.  These songs were re-recorded for The Last Ten Years with changes in composition, lyrics, and instrumentation.  The Last Ten Years consists mostly of traditional Americana instrumentation including acoustic six string guitar, five string banjo, cello, pedal steel guitar, electric bass guitar, and light percussion.  Ryan Hutchens composed all of the songs and performed most of the instrumentation on the album.  Kenny McWilliams of Archer Avenue Studio produced and recorded the album.  He also performed synthesized piano, percussion, electric guitar, and electric bass guitar on several of the tracks.  Idris Chandler performed all of the cello tracks.  Travis White performed all of the pedal steel tracks.