American Classic and Folk Rock Music

JPD Singles Series – “Better Man”

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A brand new unreleased track will be posted every month. Check back next month for more new music!

“Better Man”

So in the mid-eighties I was starting to do session work around NYC. At one session at Hip Pocket, I met Tony Smythe who had a production house downtown. We hit it off  and he invited me down to his studio and I began to sing and write for him, with a very talented crew of folks in his stable. Frankie Vinci, Peppy Castro, Lynn Ahrens, Steve Benderoth, Bob Christiansen, Craig Bishop, Peter Greco, Tony Van Hoorn, and John Van Epps. A great crew of people. I wrote a bunch of songs in that period and went in and cut  some of them with Tommy West helping me produce them at  Smythe & Co.

This track seems more pertinent now in some ways than it did then. Cut it with Michael Dawe, Mark Egan, and Bob Christiansen on keys. I played all the guitars. I just happened to open a folder and there this track was. It wants to say hello.