Mother Ditch


AAA / Rock / Folk

Boris McCutcheon's first full-length cd, Mother Ditch, was recorded in 2001. The songs were inspired by Boris' experiences of people and places in New Mexico and on Cape Cod. "Mother Ditch" reflects Boris' bluegrass and folk roots but is a highly personal album with strikingly original lyrics.

"A promising debut by and artist who's just starting to find his footing in the music world." - Joe Burns, Cape Cod Times
"With tuba in his band, McCutcheon breaks folk rules." - Bill O'Neill, Upper Cape Codder

An all-acoustic affair, Mother Ditch is "folky" without the annoying self-absorption that some "folk" artists engage. Worldly vignettes, character sketches, and wistful remembrances of certain places are masterfully played on mandolin, pedal steel, guitar, and acoustic bass. Piano and harmonica add tasteful color. Hearsay Magazine April/May 2002 PO Box 1621 Cortez, CO 81321 By Chuck Barry

Boris McCutcheon
Mother Ditch

1. Standing so still 3:12
2. lonely boy/greener 3:03
3. eden's brow 3:42
4. handyman 4:21
5. acequia 2:51
6. choppin wood 4:22
7. red bone pond 3:14
8. surfball 3:18
9. heart of the grove/charles river song 4:34
10. fastened 3:22

all song written by Boris McCutcheon 2001 Cactusman (ASCAP)except "surfball" words from "take me out to the ballgame"

recorded at Zippah studios, Brookline MA all songs engineered & mixed by Peter Weiss except "eden's brow" mixed by Brian Charles Mastered by Brian Charles at Zippah

Boris McCutcheon- vox, guitar, harmonica
Rory McLeod- upright bass
Jeff Berlin- drums
David Rizzuti- pedal steel, acoustic guitar
Aaron Goff- mandolin
Mark Lever- tuba
Amelia White- additional vox
Geoffrey Cutcheon- additional vox
Rusty Strange- homemade 10 string lap steel track 6. chopin wood
Peter Linnane- piano track 9. heart of the grove/charles river song

self released 2001 cactusman original UPC 6 41444 91082 3
2005 frogville records

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 01 August, 2006.