This Is Absolutely Real

Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs

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released 2017   RiskyDisc Records

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An album of songs written by Phil Ochs, including well-known and obscure ones.  Phil Ochs was known as a brilliant topical / political songwriter - or less flatteringly, a "protest singer."  But he understood that the best protest isn't necessarily a political song, but a great song that stands the test of time, that shows how marvelous and unstoppable our creativity and humanity can be.    

Pat Wictor:  vocals, slide guitar, acoustic guitar electric guitars

Additional musicians:
Harmony vocals:  Gretchen Schultz
Bass:  Chico Huff, Ken Pendergast, Mark Murphy
Drums / Percussion:  Cheryl Prashker, Matt Scarano
Harmonica:  Bob Beach
Vibraphone:  Behn Gillece
Marimba:  Carolyn Stallard

Produced by Pat Wictor
Mixed and Mastered by Glenn Barratt, Morningstar Studios, East Norriton, PA
Recorded by Glenn Barratt and Dave Schonauer, Morningstar Studios

Additional recording by
by Ross Bonadonna at Wombat Recording Co., Brooklyn, NY, and
by Todd Giudice at Roots Cellar, Newburgh, NY