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Buzz in the Room

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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.

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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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