Howdy Honcho

by Martin Stephenson

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philipmc1 Look forward to hearing the other tracks when they are released in digital format.
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anitajoyce Just like how Pink Tank became a treasured Lockdown Album…..it seems that Howdy Honcho hits the ground running to accompany us as we start stepping out. Oozing Personality from the Artwork through to the songs, each track very swiftly hooks you in. Early days of course but “I Cried For You” has to be right up there to be my favourite. It’s sensitive and heartfelt lyrics strike a chord with so many of us dealing with loss and/or loss of time spent with loved ones. Essential listening all round. Favorite track: I Cried For You.
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brewnoser When is the rest of the album showing up? The download only has 2 tracks
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    New Daintee’s album: Howdy Honcho
    Sleeve design by Phoebe Stephenson
    Will now be available as a pre-order only on both cd & vinyl from today being August 6th, 2021 which is ‘Bandcamp Friday, where Bandcamp waive their taxes on musicians for 24 hours, this has been a huge help to the musical community throughout the lockdown.
    This is a corker of an album and we shot a wee fun video of one of the tracks ‘Harmonica Man’ recently with a few friends

    Musicians:
    Martin Stephenson: Acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, bass track 8, piano,
    Lead vocals except track 9, BV’s tracks 1,2,4,5,
    Chris Mordey: Electric bass, all tracks except 5 & 8
    Gary Dunn: Lead guitar tracks 1, 6, 7, 9 & 11
    Charlie Smith: Drums & percussion, all tracks except 4 & 10
    Anna Lavigne: Backing vocals tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8
    Angie McLaughlin: Backing vocals tracks 7 & 8
    Susanna Wolfe: Backing vocals tracks 3 & 9
    Gavin Sutherland: Guest lead vocals track 9
    Bruce Michie: All things Brass and woodwind tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
    Steve Lamb: Lead guitar track 3
    Graham Anderson: Double bass track 5
    Spider MacKenzie: Harmonica tracks 1 & 2
    Sam Cowan: Drums track 4
    Edmund John Sloggie: Accordion track 11

    We will be making one of the songs free as a download with the pre-order

    Includes unlimited streaming of Howdy Honcho via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    New Daintee’s album: Howdy Honcho
    Sleeve design by Phoebe Stephenson
    Will now be available as a pre-order only on both cd & vinyl from today being August 6th, 2021 which is ‘Bandcamp Friday, where Bandcamp waive their taxes on musicians for 24 hours, this has been a huge help to the musical community throughout the lockdown.
    This is a corker of an album and we shot a wee fun video of one of the tracks ‘Harmonica Man’ recently with a few friends

    Musicians:
    Martin Stephenson: Acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, bass track 8, piano,
    Lead vocals except track 9, BV’s tracks 1,2,4,5,
    Chris Mordey: Electric bass, all tracks except 5 & 8
    Gary Dunn: Lead guitar tracks 1, 6, 7, 9 & 11
    Charlie Smith: Drums & percussion, all tracks except 4 & 10
    Anna Lavigne: Backing vocals tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8
    Angie McLaughlin: Backing vocals tracks 7 & 8
    Susanna Wolfe: Backing vocals tracks 3 & 9
    Gavin Sutherland: Guest lead vocals track 9
    Bruce Michie: All things Brass and woodwind tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
    Steve Lamb: Lead guitar track 3
    Graham Anderson: Double bass track 5
    Spider MacKenzie: Harmonica tracks 1 & 2
    Sam Cowan: Drums track 4
    Edmund John Sloggie: Accordion track 11
    We will be making one of the songs free as a download with the pre-order

    Includes unlimited streaming of Howdy Honcho via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 28 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £12 GBP or more 

     

1.
Witches Ride 02:41
Witches Ride Well I’ve been on the witches ride Observed every curse at my hide Through the ebb and the flowing tide Where dark hearts never reside And I’m standing here with a choice And see fear is losing its voice For the circle of good will Is beyond revenge’s bitterness pill Yes I’ve been on the witches ride Where dark hearts never reside
2.
Harmonica Man Harmonica man, harmonica man I hear ya every morning, I see you in your van I hear ya playing to the children I see ya playing on the street Say harmonica man, I really dig your beat Harmonica man, harmonica man Love the sound your making Lord I really wanna dance Makes me me wanna start shaking Doing gestures with my hands I really love your music, harmonica man Cats like you keep bringing in the joy Playing music in the morning sun You lift our hearts and the spirit of the street With a little tiny harp that’s all Hear the coins go clink as ya wind the punters up Get the old folks dancing along Vibing out the honey of the bluesmen yeah! With a thousand beautiful songs Ba ba ba ba ba! Ba ba ba ba ba! Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba! Ba ba ba ba ba!
3.
Whippet on the wing When I was a boy I couldn’t dance or sing So I started playing soccer met a whippet on the wing Tried my best to mark him but he’d beat me to the ball He bounced like a Roebuck and left me in the stall He ran like the wind and he darted like a moth Left me feeling dizzy and a slumping like a sloth Turned me to pauper when I thought I was a king Yeah that was the day I met a whippet on the wing Whippet on the wing, whippet on the wing I tried to bring him down but like a Kangaroo he’d spring I thought I was cool I thought I was king But I soon learned to truth from the whippet on the wing So they put me in goal cos I couldn’t get a hold Of this long haired skinny boy whose name I wasn’t told Whose crosses came over like arrows in the air This kid was just too good man it didn’t seem fair Put me on my backside put me in the mud Felt like I was destined to be chopping up wood Made me think twice made me wanna learn to sing Yeah that was the day I met the whippet on the wing Whippet on the wing, whippet on the wing I tried to bring him down but like a Kangaroo he’d spring I thought I was cool I thought I was king But I soon learned to truth from the whippet on the wing Written: Martin Stephenson
4.
Harajuku Punks Out in Japan it feels so strange Where pollenated cultures are all the rage See seventy seven revived again In a far off corner in a Japanese den With the ancient gardens oozing out zen That were manicured by quiet men But those wondrous temples graced by the monks Are a zillion miles apart from the city street punks In Tokyo Shibuya at any time of day Trip down Takeshita street you’ll see out on display The punks of Harajuku the brave ones who dare Ride the Kinki Nippon Railway as the old codgers stare The punks of Harajuku have found their own kind Gathering outsiders with the blues far behind Dressed in chains and leathers feeding upon the shock Housing all the misfits in this park of the old punk rock In Tokyo, Shibuya at any time of day Trip down Takeshita street you’ll see out on display The punks of Harajuku the brave ones who dare Ride the Kinki Nippon Railway while old codgers stare Written by Anna Lavigne/Martin Stephenson
5.
Can’t Fool Love You Can’t Fool Love, you can try as hard as you like You Can’t Fool Love, to bring on a happy life You can’t fool love, though you lie and cheat and despise You can’t fool love, for love don’t hold any lies Love is smart love has a heart, love can dissolve all pain If you are smart cut to the start, come on get outta that rain You can’t fool love, love will make it alright Written: Martin Stephenson
6.
Heartbreak Station Heartbreak Station, theres a light left on for you Heartbreak Station, where the rose time reflects the blue You’re headed to heartbreak Station, only joy to tune into Heartbreak Station, and there’s a room that you should use Heartbreak Station, Its a cool destination And the ones who kindly welcome you in Are celestial kin and have known you forever Heartbreak Station, such a cool destination And the ones who kindly welcome you in Are celestial kin and have known you forever Heartbreak Station, theres a light left on for you Heartbreak Station, where the rose time reflects the blue You’re headed to heartbreak Station, only joy to tune into Heartbreak Station, and there’s a room that you should use Written: Martin Stephenson
7.
I Cried 4 U Though I’d only met you three times in my life It felt like I’d known you so long Though you were only nineteen and I was a child I could see that your soul was strong Didn’t reconnect for many a year Till both our mothers were gone But got the chance to get to know teacher For time it makes a good soul strong I cried for you, I cried for you Yes I cried for you, I cried for you What a gift to know you pal, no matter how short or sweet For good connection is everything, a precious gift the soul can keep I cried for you, I cried for you Yes I cried for you, I cried for youI For my cousin Michael RIP Written: Martin Stephenson
8.
Tides 03:55
Tides Tides are the rhythm of the ocean Echoing a message to the Earth Tides are mystery in motion Returning the mantra of our birth The 7th wave of the affirmation Will make it’s presence known for sure The sleepers of a warring nation Will have no time because there is no time Martin Stephenson: Electric rhythm & lead guitars, electric piano, lead vocals Anna Lavigne & Angie McLaughlin: Backing vocals Christopher Mordey: Electric bass Charlie Smith: Drums & percussion Bruce Michie: Baritone & tenor saxes, trombones & trumpets, muted lead trumpet
9.
Love is the answer I know you’re hurting and the cracks are beginning to show It’s hard to ask for help in an all time low But there’s one thing that you can’t see That’s the power of you and me And the answer is something, something you already know What is the answer? What is the answer? Friend surfing has it’s problems that’s for sure Ten a penny not a sign of a decent cure When Identity has gone without a trace And you don’t recognise your own face There’s one ray of sunshine, you’ll never have to chase What is the answer? What is the answer? Love is the answer! Love is the answer!
10.
My Wild Red Rose At times on this path the fool in me did wander Away from the grace to a dark cornered chair My sail at half mast, forlorn and un- useful I turned to a self serving life of despair But deep from within came a sweet song to save me Through fire and through wind came my angel so fare My wild Red Rose shall be with me forever Her faith and her beauty that I know so well From morning till night she is constantly blooming For deep in my heart is my wild red rose Your lightness of touch and call beyond her duty Wings of the angel, grace of the air I love thee so much and trust you completely My Wild Red Rose such heaven to share My wild Red Rose will bide in me forever Her faith and her beauty both carry me on Through morning to eve, by constantly blooming For deep in my heart is the wild red rose
11.
Everybody’s Friend Im everybody’s friend, but nobody’s sweetheart Dreaming of the day that I find true love Cos Im everybody’s friend, but nobody’s sweetheart Lord give me a chance to find true love Is there something I should do or something I should say Why does no one ever seem to look at me that way I guess Im everybody’s friend, but nobody’s sweetheart Lord give me a chance, to find true love Is there something I should do or something I should say Why does no one ever seem to look at me that way I guess Im everybody’s friend, but nobody’s sweetheart Oh lord give me a chance, just to find true love Thats why Im praying every day that you send me an angel A lover of my own, to share the rest of my days Written: Martin Stephenson

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Here is the new Daintees album 'Howdy Honcho'
Who is the guy playing his fiddle on the front cover
10 beautiful original songs, quite a few rockers actually, we are not revealing all of the tracks as we want it to be a nice surprise
This is a serious album with special guest Spider McKenzie on harmonica, the front cover was designed on a hand cut Lino by Martin's daughter Phoebe Stephenson and is stunning, there will be limited prints and tee shirts available from 8am this Bandcamp Friday and on...

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released August 1, 2021

Musicians:
Martin Stephenson: Acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, bass track 8, piano,
Lead vocals except track 9, BV’s tracks 1,2,4,5,
Chris Mordey: Electric bass, all tracks except 5 & 8
Gary Dunn: Lead guitar tracks 1, 6, 7, 9 & 11
Charlie Smith: Drums & percussion, all tracks except 4 & 10
Anna Lavigne: Backing vocals tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8
Angie McLaughlin: Backing vocals tracks 7 & 8
Susanna Wolfe: Backing vocals tracks 3 & 9
Gavin Sutherland: Guest lead vocals track 9
Bruce Michie: All things Brass and woodwind tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Steve Lamb: Lead guitar track 3
Graham Anderson: Double bass track 5
Spider MacKenzie: Harmonica tracks 1 & 2
Sam Cowan: Drums track 4
Edmund John Sloggie: Accordion track 11

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Born Durham 27th July 1961

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