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Every Day is a Bad Hair Day

by Nicky Barbato Project

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Blues Chip 05:07
This next one is about the stock market...It's called...."Blues Chip"
This next one...is called "50 Dollar Chevy"...I lifted the title off of a Kurt Vonnegut short story. It was actually an unpublished..short story...and I THINK they're unpublished for a reason...
Au Pair 04:39
This next one...is about...dating...an Au Pair...It's called....."Au Pair"
Mr. Anderson 02:22
Space Heater 04:28
This next one is dedicated to my cheapskate landlord. He never turns the heat on in the winter, and I need one of these things..to keep my feet warm when I'm sleeping. This song is called.. "Space Heater."
This next one...is about..long distance..relationships. How would YOU feel, if your spouse was out there saving the world? This is called..."Wife of a Secret Agent"
Okay..1, 2, 3, 4.....This next one...is called..."Every Day is a Bad Hair Day." I'm writing the sequel..called..All my shirts..feel like they're on backwards.


An Indie Telecaster-centric instrumental debut that cuts across jazz, surf rock, country, 70s prog rock, funk, carnival, middle eastern and Bollywood sounds.


released March 23, 2019


Nicky Barbato - Guitar, Announcing, Vocals on Blues Chip
Tony Mason - Drums and Cymbals
Chris Anderson - Bass
Jon Irabagon - Tenor Saxophone, Organ, Wurlitzer, Vocals on Blues Chip
Melissa Tong - Violin
Bryan Hernandez-Luch - Violin
Ben Russell - Viola
Maria Jeffers - Cello

String Arrangements by Nicky Barbato and Jon Irabagon
Produced by Jon Irabagon and Nicky Barbato
Recorded at Atomic Sound NYC in Red Hook, January 2018
Engineered by Dakota Bowman
Mixed by Sam Minaie
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf Productions
Album Artwork by Sarah Snow
Photography by Shervin Lainez and Jackson Hoffman

All compositions written by Nicky Barbato except
"Norwegian Wood” written by Lennon-McCartney. “Mr. Anderson” written by Chris Anderson. "Dancing Queen” written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson.

Special thanks to... Charlie Lagond, Rosanne Lana, Steven Salcedo, Annie Scanlon, Charles Barbato, Nancy Barbato, Andrew Barbato, Rebecca Haviland, Mark Marshall, Ethan Eubanks, Merle Chornuk, Tom O’Brien, Maria Neckam, Steve Frieder, Jackson Clifford Fitzgerald, Adam Muhlbaum, Paul Maddison, Richie Hart, Russ DeFilippis, my students at the Lagond Music School, Janine Lee Papio, Matthew Giordano, Christian Owens, Russell Owens.

© 2019 Nicky Barbato


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Nicky Barbato Project New York, New York

The Nicky Barbato Project is a dynamic guitar-centric group that combines surf guitar and pedal steel twang, 1960s film score soundscapes, jazz harmonies, and retro pop melodicism.

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