New Single Out Now "Gypsy Rider"

By Brian Kachejian  From   

Musicians Pete Mancini and Rich Lanahan have just released a cover version of Gene Clark’s “Gypsy Rider.” Their cover version stands as the lead single from their soon to be released Gene Clark tribute album entitled Silent Troubadour. The album is due to be released on November 17, 2023. The album is being released by Paradiddle Records New York. You can listen to the lead single below. Longtime fans of The Byrds as well as Classic Rock fans in general will instantly recognize the name Gene Clark. The brilliant artist first became known to music fans as one of the founding members of The Byrds. After having composed many of the band’s most loved songs including “Eight Miles High,” Gene Clark left the Byrds to embark on a solo career. Gene Clark who was born in Tipton, Missouri, passed away at the young age of only 46 in 1991. He left a catalog of music behind that inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped influence the genres of country rock meets pop and Americana. Pete Mancini hails from the suburban shopping center landscape of Bellerose on the border of Queens and Nassau County Long Island. He is a former member of the band Butchers Blind. Pete released his first solo album in 2017 entitled Foothill Freeway. His debut was followed by his sophomore effort in 2019 entitled Flying First. Pete Mancini’s third LP Killing The Old Ways. was released in 2022. Recently he released an EP called The Commonwealth Sessions Vol. 1. Richard Lanahan is another guitarist and singer-songwriter who also hails from Long Island. Richard Lanahan released his first solo album in 2015 entitled Dreamers Witness. Lanhan has performed as a lead guitarist in several Long Island bands while celebrating a successful solo touring career. Pete Mancini And Rich Lanahan’s single release of Gene Clark’s “Gypsy Rider” gives their loyal fans a first taste of what’s to come on their brand-new album Silent Troubadour. On the record, Pete Mancini and Rich Lanahan were joined by Paradiddle Records’ Bill Herman on drums. String arrangements were produced by Eleanor Whitmore (Steve Earle, The Mastersons). The album features covers of nine Gene Clark songs as well as an original composition by Pete Mancini that serves as the album’s title track. Pete Mancini And Rich Lanahan’s cover of “Gypsy Rider,” serves as a haunting yet beautiful tribute to the mastery of Gene Clark. It’s a stunning recording. You can listen to the single release of “Gypsy Rider,” below.


Hank Williams Uncovered

With Hank Williams Uncovered, we have a two-CD collection of tracks from artists who were born to interpret these remarkable songs. This is not a busman’s holiday or a chance for a pop or rock artist to try their hand at the impeccable Williams canon. These are artists steeped in the music, many who have spent decades honing their country roots chops. The fact that these artists mostly hail from the same region and that most of the tracks were produced by New York-based Paradiddle producer and head honcho Bill Herman, makes for a cohesive and shrewdly programmed 22-song recording.


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