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Paradiddle Records burst onto the Long Island music scene in April of 2006.  Our first release, Bob Dylan Uncovered, was hailed as "the best locally produced CD of the year" by Good Times magazine.  They also proclaimed Paradiddle Records as "True Champions of Long Island music".  Good Times has also touted Paradiddle Records as a "true creative force in Americana/Roots music". 

Our mission has been to promote the talented musicians of Long Island, NY. 

We are proud to have released CDs by some of Long Island's premier songwriters including Pete Mancini, Mike Meehan, Russ Seeger, Iridesense and Johnny Cuomo.  We have also released several compilation CDs featuring some of Long Island's most talented artists including Butchers Blind, Gene Casey and the Lonesharks, Caroline Doctorow, Gathering Time, Miles to Dayton, Hank Stone, Allen Santoriello, Jack Licitra and many more. 

Our release, "Trouble in the Fields - An Artists Tribute to Nanci Griffith" features nationally know performers including The Kennedys, Tom Russell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Sarah Hickman, Amy Rigby, Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Carol Hester and more!

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Now available on Paradiddle Records
The new CD from Pete Mancini "Foothill Freeway"

Now available on Paradiddle Records The new CD from Pete Mancini "Foothill Freeway"

Foothill Freeway, the debut solo album from Butcher’s Blind frontman Pete Mancini, offers another showcase for his terrific songwriting chops,...  Mancini’s solo debut delivers richly imagined songs that both honor and extend the Americana and singer-songwriter traditions, beautifully matching Voice with voice. With a deep sense of purpose and tremendous craft, Mancini catalogues the foibles and failings of men and women, lovers and nations, a tapestry of all-too-human humanity.  - The daily Vault 3/31/17
http://www.dailyvault.com/toc.php5?review=9418

Five decades after The Byrds forged the Big Bang of country rock with Sweetheart Of The Rodeo, the impact's still being felt: An alt-country love letter to that influential LP was what tripped the trigger for rising Americana artist Pete Mancini's solo debut.

Mancini pens tunes that sometimes suggest Steve Earle jamming with early Wilco.

"I think Sweetheart Of The Rodeo is one of the most important records ever made," Mancini declares. And with his vibrant panegyric to that album, he not only offers a passionate salute to his country-rock influences, but moves that legacy a little further down the line.
- NPR 3/31/17

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/31/521952153/songs-we-love-pete-mancini-sweethearts-of-the-rodeo

Iain Matthews in the studio laying down vocals on Foothill Freeway
April 10, 2016

Iain Matthews in the studio laying down vocals on Foothill Freeway April 10, 2016

BETTER ANGELS
MIKE MEEHAN & THE LUCKY ONES
New release from Paradiddle Records
"The band focuses on original songs inspired by traditional and alternative country, punk, folk, literature, and other influences. Great stuff. " MCL Media /Arts "The songs are deeply literate and driving roots rock that express aspects of the American experience from a multitude of angles - Americana with muscle." SKH Music” “Meehan seems to have smartly studied Warren Zevon for both his shadowy viewpoint and vocal edge. --Jerry McCulley All MusicAlt rock veteran Mike Meehan has released a number of albums both as a member of roots tinged rock group The Last Hombres and as a solo artist. Better Angels, recorded with a cohort of seasoned musicians, is his latest offering. It is also his most realized work in both sound and vision. The tracks on Better Angels resonate and reverberate. They possess a steely backbone of Americana while a breath of twang hangs over the rusted roots rock like mist over a field, conjuring the spirits of folk and 90’s garage rock in the same breath. Meehan’s vocals and viewpoint are both world-weary and determined. These songs tell the tale of a seeker tracing pathways in the dark, searching for some light. There are ghosts and mercies found.While the hope of divine observance persists, the comfort it offers is uncertain. “Better Angels they watch in dismay, better angels wonder if it’s too late,” Meehan laments. In this world, deceptions are a daily encounter— “One day you’re ashes then, next day you’re fire,”— and sin is inevitable. But this knowledge goads a driving determination, a conviction that the tale is never told so long as the questions persist: is there a place between living fast and dying slow? Will our better angels triumph? Recorded by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Studio, Better Angels releases on September 18, 2017. For info on upcoming shows, find Mike Meehan on Bandcamp and at www.luckyonemusic.com “Sincerely, salutations, wish you well.”

BETTER ANGELS MIKE MEEHAN & THE LUCKY ONES New release from Paradiddle Records "The band focuses on original songs inspired by traditional and alternative country, punk, folk, literature, and other influences. Great stuff. " MCL Media /Arts "The songs are deeply literate and driving roots rock that express aspects of the American experience from a multitude of angles - Americana with muscle." SKH Music” “Meehan seems to have smartly studied Warren Zevon for both his shadowy viewpoint and vocal edge. --Jerry McCulley All MusicAlt rock veteran Mike Meehan has released a number of albums both as a member of roots tinged rock group The Last Hombres and as a solo artist. Better Angels, recorded with a cohort of seasoned musicians, is his latest offering. It is also his most realized work in both sound and vision. The tracks on Better Angels resonate and reverberate. They possess a steely backbone of Americana while a breath of twang hangs over the rusted roots rock like mist over a field, conjuring the spirits of folk and 90’s garage rock in the same breath. Meehan’s vocals and viewpoint are both world-weary and determined. These songs tell the tale of a seeker tracing pathways in the dark, searching for some light. There are ghosts and mercies found.While the hope of divine observance persists, the comfort it offers is uncertain. “Better Angels they watch in dismay, better angels wonder if it’s too late,” Meehan laments. In this world, deceptions are a daily encounter— “One day you’re ashes then, next day you’re fire,”— and sin is inevitable. But this knowledge goads a driving determination, a conviction that the tale is never told so long as the questions persist: is there a place between living fast and dying slow? Will our better angels triumph? Recorded by Bill Herman at Paradiddle Studio, Better Angels releases on September 18, 2017. For info on upcoming shows, find Mike Meehan on Bandcamp and at www.luckyonemusic.com “Sincerely, salutations, wish you well.”


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Recent & Upcoming releases:
Foothill Freeway - Pete Mancini
Bob Dylan Uncovered Volume 2 (May 2016)
The Hank Williams Backyard Sessions

 

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