Chance Hayden Releases "Baritone Gold" On Peace House Music, June 21
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Original Songs Capture the Essence of '60s Soul, Surf Rock and Instrumental Film Scores

PORTLAND, Ore. - eMusicWire -- Chance Hayden, guitarist, composer and producer releases "Baritone Gold," on his Peace House Music label, June 21. The twelve track album spotlights the baritone guitar, with a fresh batch of 1960s inspired originals. Hayden, an internationally acclaimed musician, retains his jazz sensibilities while the songs echo surf, soul, blues and instrumental film scores in this inventive spin of the classic organ trio.

The first single and video, "Bank On Me," featuring vocalist Sean Holmes, released May 31, is a go-for-broke love letter drawing inspiration from mid-tempo '60s soul shuffles, with precise and emotional vocals, crisp horns and bluesy lead work from Hayden.

Additional tracks are "Clean Break," a groovy, surf rock instrumental. "Carolina Summers" a New Orleans second line inspired song that leads into expressive guitar and organ solos. "One Last Rose," a cinematic landscape with percussive rhythms from Argentina and Cuba that also suggests spaghetti westerns. A growling riff-rock instrumental like a hot rod race describes "Desert Drag." "Doing The Splits" is a laid back '60s Memphis soul inspired groove, with a bluesy organ melody. The other vocal track on the album is "Don't You Wanna Give Me A Call," featuring Dante Zapata. This jazz-blues shuffle swings hard from the first note. "Talkin' It Over," has a hard grooving funk feel reminiscent Bernard Purdie that shares chorus solos between the organ and guitar. "Open Back Cab" is an upbeat, minimalistic blues that splits the difference between '60s soul jazz and Mancini-esque chase scene noir. A moody, cinematic jazz-noir piece and haunting steel guitar describes "No Sign." Think late '60s in San Francisco and you get the feel for the in-your-face rockin' "Rhythm Queen." The last track "Sand Stars" is a breezy bolero with swaying steel accents depicting a cozy beach scene.  For more information on upcoming performances, the "Baritone Gold" release and additional information please visit

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Production credits for "Baritone Gold" are Chance Hayden on Baritone Guitar, Clay Giberson on Hammond B3 Organ, Jason Palmer on Drums, Lead Vocals by Sean Holmes (3) and Dante Zapata (7), Owen Broder on Alto Saxophone (3, 7, 9), John Nastos on Tenor Saxophone (3, 7, 9), Jans Ingber on Congas & Aux. Percussion (4, 9, 12), Rusty Blake on Steel Guitar (10, 12), Background Vocals by Alonzo Chadwick (3), CJ Mickens (3) and Onry (3). Baritone Gold was Produced by Chance Hayden, Engineered by Justin Phelps of Hallowed Halls, Mixed by Bob Stark at Big Tree Music and Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering.

A record release party at the Jack London Revue in Porltand is scheduled for June 28 at 8pm.

Source: Peace House Music

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