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Chris Harford

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There‘s no denying Chris Harford has been around the block a few times. No need to either. In fact, when it comes to writing worthwhile songs, having (had) a life will come in very useful, which is exactly why Chris Harford is well known in and around Boston, Philadelphia and New York for his three hours-plus marathon gigs backed by whoever happens to be in his Band of Changes at the time, pulling peach after peach from the fruitful branches of a songwriting career that goes back to the early eighties when he first found indie fame as part of East Coast pioneers Three Colors.

Since then, Harford, who is equally prolific as a painter, has recorded no less than seven solo albums, amongst them the widely acclaimed „Be Headed“ (1992) which featured guest appearances from the likes of Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III and The Proclaimers as well as Harford‘s old musical chums Ween, whom he had helped to get signed to Elektra back in the days when big labels were identifiable by more than just their stationery.

For his newest record „Looking Out For Number 6“, Chris Harford revived this old alliance by getting Dean Ween aka Mickey Melchiondo to produce the album. Between them, they soon developed their own creative routine. Most of the songs were written on the day of recording. In the morning, Harford would find himself at the public library in Lambertville, New Jersey, working on lyrics. By early evening he would take his new song to Fountainhead Studios in New Hope, Pa., to have it recorded and mixed by 9.30 pm the same night, allowing no time for second thoughts.

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