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2020 5 Feb

American Standard

von: Jochen Siemer Filed under: Blog | TB | Tags:  3 Comments



Suddenly a door jumps open and in comes a topic-related interest. A well known acquaintance by the name of James Taylor pays another visit in my mind. The mature October Road was a fresh surprise and like the soundtrack of some love affair. We luckily had kind of a letterman that days, Schmidt was his name and in his TV show one late night his sideman Helmut Zerlett brought the conversation to your album. He called it brilliant, with a featured drummer legend named Steve Gadd. These days again I am trying to figure out some songs of yours on my guitar, like we did often in that folky days of the last century´s Seventies. Your voice is a gem and the fingerpicking style is unique, combining folk, jazz, country and the good old rock´n roll. Looking forward listening to American Standard in a couple of days.


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  1. Uwe Meilchen:

    I remember his „That’s why I’m here“ Album and a TV „Ohne Filter“ Programme that brought him to my attention. From way back as an projected APPLE CORPS artist on the Beatles‘ label to these days in 2020 – hear him sing is like welcoming a friend from younger, not older days. 🔥🍀

  2. Brian Whistler:

    IS American Standard a new release? Also, I hear ther’s a very honest article about his struggles with addiction online. I want to read that.

  3. Jochen:

    Yes, Brian – brand new album, out on feb 28th.

    Drug addiction ran in the family …

    Oprah’s Master Class: James Taylor

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