In the works for nearly a year, St. Louis-based Singer & Songwriter Andy Puechner (who performs under the name Dutch Courage) is releasing an EP-length tribute to the music of his friend Tom Behrendt on October 23rd. Tom was a talented Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist / D.I.Y. Recording Engineer from Milwaukee, WI who unexpectedly ended his life in October 2012. As Puechner states:
"I tried my best to choose songs that represented Tom’s catalog, songwriting, and sense of humor. I also strove to make the covers sonically different from the originals, as I know Tom would be completely bored with “straight-up” covers."
The Devil On The Left Shoulder E.P. releases 10/23. Download cards will be available at upcoming shows in St. Louis where Dutch Courage will be performing several of these songs. Proceeds from all sales will support AFSP.org's mission to prevent suicide.
Many thanks to Mike Behrendt for allowing me to pursue this project, and to Paul Hancock for curating Tom’s digital archive.
All songs © Tom Behrendt