Who’s The Old Guy Now
Nardis Music / Bonsai, 2020
There’s an expression “older but wiser.” I don’t know I'm any wiser
but I definitely am older. And that’s the good news. There are
advantages to being the Old Guy. Especially now. A developed
sense of humor and a deeper historical vision come to mind.
My son Leo and I went into the studio in Madison for a couple of days in
August of 2020. I have the good fortune to work with this man
who can play any instrument and play it well and who
understands both song writing and record production. So all I
had to do was be myself and carry some water; Leo dug the well,
filled the bucket and brought it up to the surface. Dig the well.
A word about John Ellis. Word!
These songs are about timeless times. They come from a deeper than usual place because that’s where we’re all living
today. The cave is the new wave … old wine, new bottle …. stay positive, test negative. - Ben Sidran, October, 2020
Produced by Leo Sidran
All songs by Ben and Leo Sidran (Bulldog Music / ASCAP
Ben Sidran: piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, vocals
Leo Sidran: drums, bass, guitar, Hammond organ, vocals
John Ellis: bass clarinet and clarinet (4)
Billy Peterson: bass (1)
Paul Peterson: guitar (1)
Ricky Peterson: Hammond organ (1)
Moses Patrou: percussion (1,3)