Beatleholic Dave Humphries debuts his fifth album, Hocus Pocus on Joker Lane, at Humphrey’s Backstage on April 10. “The title came to me after my wife met this interesting guy while in her art studio at Balboa Park,” says Humphries. “The guy just kind of wandered in and, after hearing that her husband was doing a CD, he told her he’d been sent from God to give me the album title. How could I refuse a prophet like that?”
On April 13, Rafter shares his innermost Animal Feelings, an album he describes as “a marriage record, a lust record, [and] a death and sex record.”
Jet West has a new CD due May 1, while Circa Now are finishing a full-length with onetime Rolling Stones producer Alan Sanderson (featuring a local artist’s metal sculpture on the cover). Around the same time, Hargo — currently touring India — plans to release his Faint Glow EP, with photography by lensman Mick Rock.
Finally, Dave Howard is putting together a two-CD set of songs he wrote for others, featuring 20 tracks from Gregory Page, Sven-Erik Seaholm, A.J. Croce, Cathryn Beeks, Berkley Hart, and over a dozen more performers, tentatively scheduled for a late-May release.