Both Ends of a Gun
Is a recording produced for RPM Challenge
, the first event of its type. Based on the models of National Novel Writing Month and National Album Writing Month, the RPM (Record Production Month) Challenge asked bands and musicians from the Portsmouth, NH, music scene to write and record all the material for a 10-song or 25-minute album within the single month of February. This CD was my contribution to the project; it consists of songs built around two iconic American couples, Bonnie and Clyde, and Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Submissions ran the gamut from highly produced, layered, professional studio work to humble kitchen-counter efforts like my own. The project, spearheaded by the local arts and culture paper, The Wire
, galvanized the local music scene and forged connections between musicians both within and across genres. It's been a boon to the music community, and the model should definitely be emulated. The Portsmouth group is now throwing down the gauntlet by issuing the challenge to Northampton, MA, Portland, ME, and the entire State of Vermont.
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