The Velvet Rut

by Paul Curreri

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Mantra 04:03
The Wasp 02:12
Loretta 05:34
Don't Drink 02:03


Thank you, Devon, my unbelievably graceful partner, for endless patience and give-a-shit. I couldn't be more blessed, my wife, and I mean it. Richard Guy, my concrete compadre, for continuing to make believe and wake too early. Jeff Romano, I over and over appreciate your technical & inspirational assistance on both this and A. Friedman's Taken Man. Andy Friedman, for allowing me to play you these recordings even though I'd played for you the night before, but forgotten. Kelly Joe Phelps, for taking me in, turning me on, and for buying me dinner(s). Matt Curreri, Joanie Mendenhall, & all the Ex-friends, for rocking so sincerely. My family family family. Plus and heroic thanks to Keith and Jen Morris (Candyappolis!), Bill Baldwin, Browning et perty al, Little Joe (congrats to you and your Amanda), Maria, Dave, Meg, Amanda French, Jeff Foucault, Jan and Jeff, BJ always, Drew Gibson, Monk, Jimmy, Katie(ish). Further, my apologies to Julia. It was you who became the dancer. Aalya: a doctor.


released April 10, 2008

Produced by Paul Curreri

All vocals and instruments by Paul Curreri
Recorded and mixed in Amanda's Old Room in Charlottesville, VA, by Paul Curreri
Mastered at Greenwood Studio in Greenwood, VA. by Paul Curreri

Cover and back cover design: Andy Friedman
Booklet interior design: Browing Porter
Mustache photo: Aaron Farrington
All other photography: Devon Sproule


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