Austin-based producer, songwriter, guitarist, releases “Arizona” November 4th. Hear title track via Guitar World now.
Stephen Doster as photographed by Melinda Doster
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“Arizona” is the title track and lead single from the upcoming album by Stephen Doster
“My name’s on the back of many more records than on the front,” says Austin-based producer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephen Doster. “This new record will only be my fourth as an artist, and it’s the record I always hoped I would make.” The new Doster album Arizona arrives November 4th via Atticus Records. The album’s title track can be heard now via an exclusive premiere courtesy of Guitar World. Doster’s musical story starts in 1982, when he was a young man on top of the world, recording his debut album with James Honeyman-Scott of The Pretenders producing it.
“During the sessions, Jimmy was called back to London to cut a new Pretenders single,” Doster remembers. “He was coming right back to Texas as soon as he was done.” The rest of the story is a public and sad event in music history. For Doster, it was very personal. “A friend entered my room about 48 hours after Jimmy left,” Doster says. “Jimmy’s wife Peggy Sue sent him over to tell me that Jimmy had died because she didn’t want me to hear about it on the radio first. He was a great mentor to me and it was a horrific loss for the music world.”
In a funk, Doster put the recordings on hold and headed to Nashville with Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett to play guitar on Griffith’s Once In A Very Blue Moon album. It was there that Doster decided to put what he had learned from Honeyman-Scott to use, embarking on a career as a record producer. Since that time, Doster has helmed over 70 albums by mostly Texas-based acts, while continuing to make a living by writing songs for others and performing hundreds of shows a year. His credits include a who’s who of respected names including Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Cocker, Squeeze, Johnny Lang, Charlie Sexton, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and Little Feat among many others.
Stephen Doster will release his latest solo album Arizona on November 4th via Atticus Records. He will launch a UK tour in support of the album on October 30th in Torquay, England with US dates to be announced soon. See here for details.
Stephen Doster is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(Atticus Records – Nov. 4th, 2014)
02. River From A Dream
03. Your Simple Mind
04. I Found You
05. Second Story Balcony
06. Enough For Everyone
07. Baby There’s No One Like You
08. Pistol Pete
09. Throwin’ The Ball
10. Into The Night
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion