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Buzz in the Room

by Pete Fidler

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Take That Train - this song previously appeared on my Slide Night CD, sung by co-author Chris Bitcon. (He wrote the awesome bridge). One of my go-to songs (every sideman needs a song or two they can call up). Surprise banjo solo, please be gentle.
Leaves Don’t Fall - previously appeared on Big Bug Trio EP. A song about being homesick about Nashville and Melbourne from Melbourne and Nashville
Buzz in the Room - written in a Formula 1 motel room with a very noisy air conditioner at the National Folk Festival 2015
We Sail at Dawn - newish dobro tune that I’d struggled with for months until I decided to speed it up a bit, I love playing it now and expect it’ll evolve as it gets played live
Yesterday (full title: I miss You Like You Left Me Yesterday) - a three-chorder with a (hopefully) catchy chorus. And an extra chord. Another one written on the road, actually in a plane en-route to Newcastle 2015
Modern Murder Ballad - this is a song I’ve had for a while, previously recorded with the Somervilles but my dobro playing has come a long way since then and the sound of my new Scheerhorn is exactly what I was waiting for.
This Time - a folky/acoustic rewrite: this song originally had a lyric “you’re nearly 24” which means I wrote it when I was 23 … for all you psych collectors out there, first appeared on Tyrnaround LP, “Succeeds When Daylight Fails” 1987. The dobro is the Holoubek reso that’s on the CD cover.


released August 29, 2016



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Pete Fidler Melbourne, Australia

Pete has been carving out a career as an in-demand musical sideman for over a decade. He’s known mainly for his dobro, or lap-style slide playing, however he also picks a mean guitar and mandolin and has a long and complicated relationship with the banjo. He doesn’t play fiddle.

He is a regular performer with singer/songwriter Bill Jackson and fingerstyle guitar maestro Nick Charles.
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