Monday, 19 November 2012
Acoustic Lighting New CD
Fred Rucker is Acoustic Lighting. The Yukon good old boy has performed for the past 40 years,honing his songs for this, his debut album. And you can tell from the quality and emotion within these songs. From the clashing Beatle-esque opening chords of 'Too Far, Too Fast' to the wonderful 'Sayin' Goodbye' Fred takes you on a journey of the soul.
And that's where all of Freds songs come from lots of experience from life and business from California to New York. He used to sell 45s and tapes so he's had extensive experience of selling other peoples music....now...it's his turn, despite not having too much opportunity to play his songs within his home city of Oklahoma,he says there isn't the kind of network to do that. He did set up an open mike night in the late 70's to try and combat this, which was successful for a while.
Fred describes his career as nobody to wannabe and back again,which he is being kind of unfair to himself, humble to the last we'll let his songs speak for him, the beautiful 'Yesterday I was Afraid' touches your heart
to the magnificent 'Peace to the Middle East' where there is a love so powerful it can lay down arms in that troubled area....if only that could happen.
This album is definitely worth looking into if you like Americana, with a country pop tinge. He's had extensive radio plays in the UK due to the efforts of producer and player on some tracks, Steve Kelly from West Wales. After becoming good friends they decided to work together and this is the result. They will continue to make more music.
You can get the CD from Fred himself at firstname.lastname@example.org or here in the UK at http://www.endlessrecords.moonfruit.com/ where you will find all details and track snippets.
Meanwhile here's a track played on Splash radio in Scotland.