2023 CD release

IT SURE BEATS WORKIN'

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It Sure Beats Workin'

Boston area singer-songwriter Howie Newman has begun work on his latest full-length album, It Sure Beats Workin', which is scheduled release in early 2023.

 

Featuring a wide range of rhythms and styles, this CD incorporates rock, country, folk, calypso and bluegrass with a good helping of humor. It includes some political commentary, too. Full band arrangements with some of the top local musicians. 

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Featured musicians

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ROB IGNAZIO

Bass, electric guitar

Recording engineer

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JOE KESSLER

Fiddle

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IT SURE BEATS WORKIN'

TRACK LIST

Words and music by Howie Newman

Chin Music (BMI)

It Sure Beats Workin'

Hannah's Song

(The New Generation is Here)

Cosmic Garbageman Rag

(new studio version)

 

The Class of 2020

Lies, Lies, Lies

The Other Tony C

What Did We Do?

A Little Sympathy

You Can't Fool Me

Wait Until Next Year

DAVE TALMAGE

Banjo, mandolin

MARK MORRISSEY

Drums, percussion

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JIM GAMBINO

Piano

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KEITH NEWMAN

Flute

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JEN NEWMAN

Backup vocals