Songs & Other Delusions
This is Paul McNees' solo project. The first album was called 'Songs and Other Delusions' and is available on CDBaby. On that album, Paul played most of the instruments and included members of his former band, Bass Line Dada. Paul was also a member and songwriter for the Bay Area band, Hoarhound whose other member Ari Fellows-Mannion went on to form Loretta Lynch with Val Esway (Ramona the Pest). The new album, Lacuna, will be produced by Mark Growden and is intended as a tribute to Paul's father who passed away in May of 2011. T 'Lacuna', the new record will include a stellar cast of musicians: Paul McNees - vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar Dan Cantrell (Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Beats Antique, and the Toids,)- accordion, saw, vocals Alex Kelly ( National Symphony Orchestra, Zakir Hussain, Bob Weir, Clint Black, Joan Jeanrenaud, Tiger Lillies,more...) - cello Lisa Mezzacappa (Bait & Switch and Nightshade, duo B., Cylinder, the Permanent Wave Ensemble, and the Mezzacapa-Phillips Duo, more) - upright bass Clay Koweek (Mark Growden)- acoustic guitar, mandolin Mark Growden (The Crux, Splatter Trio, Bob Weir, Tiger Lillies) - banjo, backup vocals, arrangements, production with: Ari Fellows-Mannion - harmony vocals Chris Grady - Cornet Myles Boisen - dobro, guitar, engineering.