Before You Make Up Your Mind

Liner Notes

Before You Make Up Your MindClosing in on the holidaze of 2014, the A Team Band decided to convene and record a new original single. This time we’re exploring our own take on the style of traditional New Orleans piano greats like Professor Longhair and Dr. John, but with a bit more orchestration and smoother, Big Band vocals. The resulting tune is called Before You Make Up Your Mind.

The core band remains: “Slammin’” Peter Parcek (guitar and slide), Marc Hickox (bass), Don Anderson (trumpet), Jeff Garmel (saxes), Scott Shreve (Drums), “Super Duper” Bob Cooper leading the charge (piano), and John Monterisi (guitar). As always, Ducky Carlisle brings his talents as Engineer and provides spiritual guidance. For this trip, we are delighted to have with us, as special guest, Paul “Wolfie” Wolf playing washboard.  And on vocals, we’re thrilled to have a return engagement with the fabulous Eddie Scheer.  

Most of my fondest musical memories come from The Crescent City. I hope this music evokes the festive vibe and smoky atmosphere of New Orleans bar room music. Nothing else soothes the soul quite like it.



Above: Peter in record mode