Released September 2018 on Austin label, Super Secret Records, this album is an homage to DeCicca’s high school heroes: Springsteen, Graham Parker, Lou Reed, Elliott Murphy, and others. It features a crack band that includes Gary Mallaber on drums (Springsteen, Gene Clark, Van Morrison). It was recorded live to tape at Sonic Ranch studios.
Jerry David DeCicca’s second solo album, Time the Teacher, resides in the Texas Hill Country where dance halls and cedar post fences are as naturally occurring as a river or a cavern. But the fiddles and acoustic guitars of this terrain’s Godfathers, like Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt, has been replaced by saxophones, piano, trumpet, and soulful backing singers.
Solo debut of 10 original songs. Guests include Spooner Oldham, Kelley Deal, and Will Oldham.
Collaborative noise/folk experimental record made with Mike Shiflet.
Released by the exceptional Scioto Records (purchase here).
Produced by JDD & Jeb Loy Nichols, this is LJW’s final recording. Originally released on 1965 Records in the UK, it was then licensed by Drag City in the US and released on vinyl. Larry Jon Wilson made 4 records for Monument Records in the 1970s and featured in the film Heartworn Highways. He’s one of the greatest songwriters to ever live, in that same stratosphere with Townes and Mickey.
Produced by JDD and released by Tin Angel records in 2012. This is a gorgeous left turn for the great Ed Askew, who began his recording career in 1967 with ESP-Disk release, Ask the Unicorn. This album features Tyler Evan, Jay Pluck, Sharon Van Etten, Marc Ribot, Mary Lattimore, Canaan Faulkner, and Eve Searls.
Produced by JDD and released by Tompkins Square in June 2019. Will is a trucker and songwriter. His second record, Passing Dream, I found at an estate sale down the street from me. Coincidence, TS asked me to produce Will’s first new record since that little known gem. Recorded in San Antonio, Will captures a lot of living in these songs and settles all arguments about the “real deal” sounds like.
Produced by JDD, and features a wild crew: Don Cento, Edith Frost, Ryan Jewell, Marina Peterson, and Bill Callahan. Stuart Sikes mixed, recording here and there, and Gantry’s parts were captured by the great Rob Galbraith in Nashville (now renamed Nashlantis). Gantry is madman poet in a manner this world no longer knows, in the tradition of Rimbaud and Shel Silverstein. Go see the Outlaws & Armadillos exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
This archival release sat unheard and unreleased for almost 45 years. JDD shares producer credit on this with Johnny Cash (eat that, Discogs!). This might the first and only true psychedelic country album. Go to Drag City’s site and buy this on vinyl- you’re welcome. Get with Gantry!
These demos were discovered by JDD back in 2003. JDD produced the release of these full band demos, recorded mostly between Galbraith’s Nashville Dirt and Throw Me a Bone albums, for the Numero Group. It was released without his liner notes in their subscription service. My name is not on the physical version of this release because, well, it was released by the Numero Group.