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MP3 2Take Tim featuring Steve Wickham - Some Of My Best Friends Are Trains

What we have here is a hone mix of Texas soul and Irish heart, with Steve Wickham (Waterboys, U2, etc.) bringing his charming tinct to 2Take's easy-to-listen-to-but-never-easy-listening music.

10 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, FOLK: Modernistic Folk

Some Of My Best Friends Are Trains Songs

Steve Wickham is, according to Waterboy Mike Scott, the world's superlative rock tinker player, and Mike should know. Besides playing with the Waterboys, Steve has also played with U2, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor, World Party and Maria McKee, amongst others. He worked on the 2TAKE TIM CD at Lake Studios, Cootehall in County Roscommon, Ireland, with Liam Cunningham engineering. Steve lives in Sligo, in the west of Ireland, with his wife and children.

He appears regularly with the Celtic folk group Cadenza. (https://www.tradebit.com He has also been working on various musical projects; these include writing music for "Wildfire," a play by Tom McIntyre for the Abbey Theatre, and new records with Diedre Cunningham and Sinead O'Connor. Lately, Steve has also been back onstage (and in studio) with the Waterboys, after a 10-year break.

Aside from being a virtuoso violin/tinker player, Steve also plays many other instruments, including mandolin, tin whistle, concertina, saxophone, piano, guitar and bones. We are very happy to have given him room to roam on some of these. In fact, we take an ironic pleasure in presenting "Calvary Cross" with him on three instruments- and not a violin in sight! Much thanks to Steve for his incredible talent and generosity. It was charming!

Tim is a real, authenticated Texas singer-songwriter, although he's spent a good deal of time in New Orleans, playing with Dave Sharp & The Hard Travelers and as a solo artist. He didn't leave his heart there. He actually FOUND it there, pulsing with the beat of Satchmo, Zydeco, The Meters and that old Gris-Gris, and buzzing like a hundred neon signs or, if you prefer, a hundred drunks on Bourbon Street. The Great Adventure of...took our boy from the 504 (as the homeboys call it) on a MUSICAL trip to Ireland and back into his beloved Lone Star State. Texas is where he once- not too long ago- owned and managed a Music Hall. He also started his first band, Rise & Run, there. He reckons that on most days, he'd rather be in Austin.

Tim is of the opinion that the music should do the talking, but here are a few more facts that the music may or may not divulge: He was born 13 days before the JFK assassination, which makes him a Scorpio. He and his wife LEELA are the proud parents of MOLLY GRACE, who was born on the First Day of Spring, 2001. He loves Sushi and a pint (or two) of Guinness. His favorite CDs include Moby's "PLAY" and David Gray's "WHITE LADDER." Oh...and don't forget Elvis Costello's "IMPERIAL BEDROOM"....(Not to mention is prized Dylan bootleg collection! SHHHH!) Favorite film: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Favorite writers: W.B. Yeats and Flannery O'Connor. Favorite shirt: STOP READING MY SHIRT. Favorite saying: "I'll sleep in the ambulance on the way to the hospital."

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