Attentive and/or long term readers of this here blog may recognize the name Ronnie D'Addario for two reasons.
First, because out of the great goodness of his heart, he sang the angelic McCartney-esque background vocals on Letter From Liverpool, a song featuring a band with a bass player whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels.
And, secondly, because he's the proud dad of the hippest young band on the planet The Lemon Twigs.
But even coooler than that, Ronnie's also been producing exquisite Beatles-influenced pop/rock -- both as a one-man band (a la Emitt Rhodes, who is probably the figure he most closely brings to mind) or in various group contexts going back for decades.
And now, at last, he's got a CD set showcasing some of that work.
Here are two songs from the collection (the second is one of my favorite indie singles of the New Wave era) that should give you an idea of just how terrific he is.
In any case, I think we can agree that First Songs is one of the most impressive early career retrospectives ever heard by sentient mammalian ears.
You can -- and definitely should -- order it over at Amazon HERE or at You Are the Cosmos HERE.