Pete Mancini & Rich Lanahan

Song Premiere: Pete Mancini & Rich Lanahan “Silent Troubadour”

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Pete Mancini & Rich Lanahan – “SIlent Troubadour”

Americana Highways brings you this premiere of the title track from Pete Mancini & Rich Lanahan’s forthcoming album, due to be released on Paradiddle Records on November 17. Silent Troubadour was produced by Bill Herman, Pete Mancini and Rich Lanahan.  This album is a tribute to Gene Clark, with nine Gene Clark songs and one original, and one homage to Gene written by Pete, “Silent Troubadour.

“Silent Troubadour” is Pete on acoustic guitar, bass, dobro, mandolin, and vocals; Rich Lanahan on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, and vocals; Bill Herman on drums and tambourine;  Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle, string arrangements, and vocals; and Chris Masterson on pedal steel.

This is a deeply felt song that clearly comes from the heart, and it’s nice when a musician can pay deep respects to one who came before, especially Gene Clark, who so deserves it.  It’s also nice when songwriters show they are long past simple lovesong tropes, but can speak to a deep and wide human love and respect.  Kudos to Mancini & Lanahan for a job well done.

A while back, Bill Herman invited Rich Lanahan and me over to record some Byrds tunes. We had no set plan going in. We cut a few tracks and they sat for a while. After I read Mr. Tambourine Man by John Einarson, I floated the idea of doing a Gene Clark album, and it took off from there. It started off as an acoustic duo format, but eventually Bill cut drums on a few tracks and it expanded to a full band record. – P. Mancini

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Enjoy our previous coverage here: REVIEW: Pete Mancini “Killing the Old Ways”

There will be a release show for this album on November 16 at My Father’s Place in Roslyn.


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