On the Street
'ON THE STREET' is the second CD of original songs from upstate New York folk & rollers, Chicky's Boy. The Chicky's Boy sound is rooted in the folk/rock singer-songwriter songs of the 1970's. If you are a fan of classic folk-rock you will enjoy Chicky's Boy! Chicky's Boy is fronted by singer/songwriter/acoustic guitar/harmonica player, John A. Cubito. Artists that have influenced Cubito as a songwriter and performer include Neil Young, Paul Simon and Steve Forbert to name a few. The songs from 'ON THE STREET' are all acoustic based. There is an acoustic instrument in the mix on every song. 'ON THE STREET' is mixed and mastered by Steve Burgh. Mr. Burgh gained studio fame in the late 1970's as producer of Steve Forbert's album, 'Alive On Arrival'. 'Alive On Arrival' had a huge influence on Cubito as a young songwriter. 'I jumped at the opportunity to work in the studio with Mr. Burgh' said Cubito. Burgh has done studio work with countless artists including Billy Joel and Steve Goodman. 'ON THE STREET' is produced by John A. Cubito and lead guitarist Matt Lamborn. Matt is an outstanding guitarist. Matt's musical influences include Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and The Greatful Dead's Jerry Garcia. These influences can definitely be heard on the first two singles 'Only A Game' and 'Pass Me By'. A third single also receiving nice radio airplay is '1,000,000 Miles Away'. '1,000,000 Miles Away' features a Neil Young/Bob Dylanish harmonica interlude. Other musicians assisting Cubito on this release are bassist Tom Nastasi and drummer Dennis Cotton. Tom and Dennis are a fabulous rhythm section. Tom's major musical influence is Paul McCartney. Tom also chips in on back ground vocals. Dennis is a fantastic drummer. He is on tour with 70's blues legends 'Savoy Brown' now. In addition to his console work, Steve Burgh adds some keyboard, harpsichord, and a bit of electric rhythm guitar. Lene Tague adds her sweet brand of back ground vocals. 'ON THE STREET' is a fine collection of heartfelt tunes written by singer/songwriter John A. Cubito AKA Chicky's Boy. You can find Chicky's Boy out on the road playing in a town near you! Please listen and enjoy!