"The album dances from ‘60s folk, delta blues, lilting ballads to Texas swing and heartland country rock. Co-producer, arranger and bassist Chad Watson (Ronnie Milsap, The Burrito Brothers, Janis lan) brings together Hubka’s honey-toned vocals and rhythm guitar, Rick Mayock’s melodic vocals and expressive guitar work, and one-of-a-kind guitar sounds and mandolin picking by special guest, legendary English guitarist Albert Lee." - It's Psychelelic Baby Magazine
"Diane Hubka & The Sun Canyon Band wear their influences on their sleeves with pride as elements of everyone from the harmonies of Peter, Paul & Mary through Emmylou and even the husky vocals of Bonnie Raitt make appearances at one time or another; and that makes the world a good place to be in for once."
Diane Hubka & the Sun Canyon Band, You Never Can Tell.
Diane Hubka built her career as a jazz singer but on this album, she applies her unaffected vocals to folk music. Backup comes from a talented band of multi-instrumentalists as well as guest Albert Lee, the veteran British musician known for his fingerstyle guitar work.
Hubka captures the joy in Guy Clark’s “Baton Rouge” and will likely have you singing along to her version of Bob Dylan’s classic “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.” The traditional “Shady Grove” and Chuck Berry title cut are endearing as well, as is a brass-spiced cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927.” Also likable are “Albuquerque,” a Western swing–influenced acoustic guitar showcase; and “Dancing with My Shadow” and “Belly of the Whale,” both of which were written by the band’s Rick Mayock, who chimes in on vocals. - Jeff Burger
Diane Hubka & the Sun Canyon Band
Single Release 12/22: "Home"
By Melissa Clarke
Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Diane Hubka and the Sun Canyon Band’s song “Home,” from their forthcoming album "You Never Can Tell", due to be released on January 28. The song will be released on December 8. You Never Can Tell was produced by Chad Watson, Rick Mayock and Diane Hubka; recorded, mixed and mastered by Frank Rosato at Woodcliff Studio, Los Angeles CA. Album art, photography and design were by Janis Wilkins at www.artGraphica.com.
“Home” is Diane Hubka on vocals and rhythm guitar; Rick Mayock on guitar; and Joe Caccavo on bass. Rolling hills, faces, “and I wanna go home” are all hallmark images of Diane’s introspective folk style. Her songwriting will soothe and calm your wayward jitters.
"I wrote this song while living in the East Village of New York City and missing my family home in western Maryland. It evokes memories of making the eight hour drive through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and eventually to the Appalachian Mountains of western PA and western MD. I would make the familiar route several times a year, in all seasons, all types of weather. Once I got to Bedford, PA, the landscape changed: with huge mountains on either side of the valley, traveling south on Rt. 220, as I made my way to Cumberland, MD, I would feel I was finally home. The funny thing to me is that when I wrote the song, I was a full-on jazz singer/musician, performing in NYC clubs and very involved with the jazz community. I thought it was odd that the song I ended up writing was a folk song! I guess the simple fingerstyle guitar touches my heart, and evokes the sense of traveling back home. There’s a spiritual layer to the song in lyrics like, “I close my eyes and I see,” connecting to an inner source of strength, and “the bluest blue I’ve ever seen above me” evokes the spiritual feeling I get when I’m in the remote and beautiful rural setting where I grew up." — Diane Hubka
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Musicians on the album are Diane on vocals and rhythm guitar; Rick Mayock on vocals, acoustic, electric and baritone guitars; Albert Lee – (Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton, The Everly Brothers) on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Chad Watson (Ronnie Milsap, The Burrito Brothers, Janis lan) on bass, mandolin, trombone, guitar and vocals; Lynn Coulter (Leon Russell, Carole King, Rita Coolidge) on drums, percussion, vocals, and whistle; Joe Caccavo on banjo and bass; Chris Elliott on trumpet; and Nora the dog on bark.
Lovely Haiku Review for our new Single: "Baton Rouge"!
pretty voice and good story.
Gonna cool my heels.