high hopes and sweet dreams

by The Checkered Present

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about

This is the first recording by my first band in Portland, The Checkered Present.

Recorded in spring 2008 at the Shanty by Handsome Jon Burbank.

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released May 1, 2008

W.C. Beck - vocals, guitars, piano, bass
Sara-Catherine Wheatley - harmony vocals
John Cathcart-Rake - fiddle
Pete Castleberry - drums
David Lipkind - harmonica
Jon Itkin - electric guitars

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W.C. Beck New York

W.C. Beck is an itinerant singer/songwriter from KS who now calls New York home after long stints in Portland, OR and Paris, France. Beck’s songs span from indie folk to classic country and tell of the American heartland and a forgotten epoch. With catchy melodies and sophisticated compositions, most songs find their depth in the personal, moving narrative. ... more

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