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Respect for the Beat Farmers

"It's finally the weekend, and we're headed for the bar..."  Those words begin our tribute to arguably the finest San Diego band ever, and more importantly, to their legendary founder, Country Dick Montana.  It would be impossible to estimate the…
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"That's an Obscure One!"

The one thing that sets today's song apart from the rest of the album is that it's the one song that we didn't write.  We're big fans of Stan Ridgway, and when a couple of us got to meet…
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Five Have been Heard, After Today, Five Remain

We're in the middle of our CD preview. Five songs have already been heard.  After today, there will only be five left to play.  Since we're in the middle, there's no time like the present to start at the beginning…
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We're only a week Away!

Today's preview is "Brand New Life" a Usual Suspects-era song that somehow never made it onto any of that band's releases.  Here the sound is big with drums and guitars carrying the day.  The lead vocal is squished down as…
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We Have Lots of Songs, but only one is "Special"

The third track on the album is unique among our songs in that the songwriting credit is shared by the whole band.  When we began recording for this project this song was but a month old and we had only…
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Sunday's Track is Young Again

One of the first new songs that the band began playing even before we were called Wookie Garcia.  Don't know if we've ever played a show without including this one.  The recording features Robert Fedeli on keyboards.
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Saturday's Track

Saturday's track is the earliest recording that made it on to Songs from Ray's Garage.  "Fortune Cookie" goes back to the Usual Suspects' days and the basic tracks were actually recorded by Hatfield Rain.  The overdubs were added around…
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Black Friday Kicks Off Eleven Days of Wookie!

Over the next eleven days our website will feature one complete song from our forthcoming album Songs from Ray's Garage on the music player found at the bottom of every page.  Simply click play and hear each track as many…
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CD Release Date Announced!

Wookie Garcia's debut release Songs from Ray's Garage will be available for purchase and download on Tuesday, December 4.  Initially the album will be only be available from our web site, however there will be more places to buy added…
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Artwork is approved, CD's to be manufactured!

Tonight we stopped looking at our artwork proofs long enough to pronounce them "damn near perfect," and let Groove House know to commence manufacturing tons and loads of CDs. These soon-to-be collectors' items will be in our friends'/fans' hands in…