A compilation of Americana acts singing my lyrics for the fictional character ‘Trailer Star’.
Released July 2003 in aid of Cancer Research U.K. (officially endorsed product).
In response to my father’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer (he passed away in 2004).
Full website and story here:
The album certainly holds its head high with any other number of other, more orthodox, tribute albums and rarely betrays its DIY origins and the haste with which it was assembled. The quality of the songs and performances are certainly worth hearing for their own sake, but spending money on the album also gives the bonus of helping with cancer research.
Steven Wilcock – Triste Magazine
One of the most beautiful Americana records that have been released over this past year is without any doubt this captivating album.The 15 tracks are 15 beautiful songs, which, in spite of their diversity,constitute one coherent whole. They paint a picture of the darkish, Twin Peaks-like world of Trailer Star.
Bert Van Kesssel – Insurgent Country Germany
“I could go on and on about the quality of this record so please do yourself a favour and go out and buy the damn thing! To sum up ,a quote from ‘The Lynton Flood’ sung by Kevin Meisel ‘Nobody knew where the water came from on that fateful day.’ Then again any quote from any song would sum up this superb compilation. Trailer Star= Five Star.”
David Tonberg – Medicine Music Reviews
“a brand new charity album for Cancer Research featuring 14 tracks by some of the best americana talent in the world today including Cicero Buck and Bob Cheevers ”
“..there’s nothing here to have you press the skip button and several warrant hefty use of the repeat. Old Trailer would have been darn proud”
Mike Davies Netrhythms 2003
“This is a highly original, musically diverse and very listenable charity album with partial proceeds to go to Cancer Research UK.”
* * * (out of 4) Maverick Magazine .