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New EP SEAWORTHY SOULS Was Released On May 20th, 2017 

One of the tracks on SEAWORTHY SOULS, titled SOME CALL IT HAMPTON ROAD reflects the sound and feel of the area where Friel lives and speaks to the regions challenge to establish a recognizable name for itself. 

SEAWORTHY SOULS is the follow-up to Friel’s second solo album, the 2012 release, PASSAGE. Like PASSAGE, THE NEW EP is produced by New Moon Music, the album was recorded and mixed by Skip Friel’s brother Randy Friel at Scullville Studios of Scullville, NJ. Randy is the founder of New Moon Music, an…

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The Making of 'Makin It Real' 

The song Makin It Real was inspired by the passing of two of my friends in music. Both died within the same year. The downer I experienced after their loss was overcome to some extent by the writing and recording of this song.

Fellow musician Warren Seaburg was always an inspirational performer. I really could not figure out how he was able to improvise and play so fluently on stage. I am still awed by his talents.

Don Womack booked musicians and he really believed in what the artists were doing. He…

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