Bob Dylan recorded his entire Another Side of Bob Dylan album in one night. I always thought that was so cool, so I decided to record New Hub City in one epic session. He made his album at a friend's apartment in Paris. I had to settle for my crummy apartment in south Minneapolis.
At the time I made this album I was busking on the streets of downtown Minneapolis in order to buy my groceries. It was really hard work and I got pretty bitter (whether that bitterness was justified, I know not, but that's how I felt at the time in those circumstances). But the album mostly turned out upbeat, I'd say.
I was also thinking a lot about Woody Guthrie at the time I made this one. Of all the albums I've made, this is the one which sounds the most like traditional American folk music, probably because I ripped off so many old folk songs in the process of writing it.
released July 8, 2011
All songs by Eric Funn except "Worried Man Blues" which has been around since before they made up the idea of copyrighting.
Photo by John Empty (he has a great blog called Empty's Tapes where he posts live recordings of Minneapolis shows)
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