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Today's pick for #NewMusicMonday is Awake, a slow-burning rocker from local-ish singer-songwriter John Aulabaugh. This song is equal parts Tom Petty and 311, a dash of high lonesome with a dollop of a reggae beat underpinning it. Awake is the most recent single from John's solo debut, "Of Sins Present and Past". The album is one piece of a larger meta-media project that will include a companion book and concert tour. The project will benefit Transitions, a Cincinnati-area substance abuse treatment facility.
"Of Sins Present and Past" was produced by Rami Jaffee, the keyboardist for The Wallflowers and a member of the Foo Figers' touring band. Other contributors to the album include multi-instrumentalist Jessy Greene, who was a member of The Jayhawks who has also toured with the Foos, and original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen. Each song tells a story about an individual from John's life who's struggled with drug or alcohol addiction.
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