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Jerry David DeCicca - The Unlikely Optimist and his Domestic Adventures

Jerry David DeCicca - The Unlikely Optimist and his Domestic Adventures

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Album - New. Release Date: 03/12/21. Black Vinyl

Genre: Folk

Jerry David DeCicca's fourth solo album, The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures, is an anti[1]Hallmark ode to positivity set in the Texas Hill Country where he lives. Dark gray in one corner, silly in another, humorous but always human, it features Augie Meyers(Sir Douglas Quintet) on Vox Continental & squeezebox, Ralph White (Bad Livers) on violin and kalimaba, Frank 'The Wild Jalapeno' Rodarte (Doug Sahm) on tenor sax, and JDD's buddies, electric guitarist Don Cento (Sarah Jaffee), bassist Canaan Faulkner (Black Swans, Will Beeley), drummer Jovan Karcic (Scrawl), and his partner, Eve Searls, on backing and duet vocals.

Some of the songs: I See Horizons is a mediation that peaks over the next ledge; Coffee Black is a wake-up call to mellowing out; Texas Toad finds joy in the little creatures among us; “West Texas Trilogy” is a road song that trances and traces poverty, nature, memory and music along the border to Big Bend; Quiet Life just sits on the front porch. DeCicca’s day-job is as a provider of vocational rehabilitation services (which means he works with individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive and integrated employment in their communities), as well as recording, producing and compiling music for lost legends of country music like Will Beeley, Elyse Weinerg and Bob Martin, working for labels such as Numero Group and Tompkins Square.


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