Listen/purchase: Devil On The Left Shoulder by Dutch Courage
For the past year, I have been at work on an EP-length tribute to the music of my friend Tom Behrendt. For those who didn’t know Tom, he was a supremely talented Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist / D.I.Y. Recording Engineer from Milwaukee, WI. Unexpectedly, he ended his life in October 2012 while living in Brooklyn, NY (where he had relocated several years earlier).
I tried my best to choose songs that well 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” covers.
The E.P. is now available for preorder on Bandcamp, and releases 10/23. Download cards will be available at upcoming shows in St. Louis where I’ll 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.