In 2003 I found myself sitting on the floor of my bedroom at my parents’ house next to my black lab, Lolly. I had a new digital recorder in front of me after moving up from my old 4-track.
My mentor, Tim Sweeney, had been encouraging me to play solo acoustic gigs alongside the bands gigs I was doing with Roadside Attraction and I was resistant to the idea. But I sat down to start working out how to make my songs work in that context.
And so I started experimenting with a few of the songs from “Ribbed For Your Pleasure” that I thought could work in an acoustic context.
For a week it was just me, an acoustic guitar, the recorder, and Lolly. It eventually became an EP called “In A Dark Room With A Dog” that’s out of print now.
Fast forward 18 years, lots of solo gigs, and a full home recording studio later. For my new album/EP/mixtape/whateverthing I wanted to recapture a bit of that simplicity. Especially after working on the monster arrangement of “Uprising of 1244”. 🙂
And today you can hear “Itty Bitty Ditty Committee”! Just me, an acoustic guitar, and a couple small percussion toys. Miss that dog though…
Here’s the ridiculous part. There are 33 SONGS on this new release! And the whole collection clocks in at 17 minutes. Yep, they’re short. You could listen to the whole thing and still have plenty of lunch break left.
Or just search “Itty Bitty Ditty Committee” on your favorite audio streaming site. Downloads are also available on my site.
I hope you enjoy it! And hitting the Share button and telling your friends about it would be super cool too. 🙂