Sunny Italy!

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1- Sailin’ Ship: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard, Nick Augustine: Electric Base

2- Angel In Me: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard

3- Country Dance: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard

4- Tennessee: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Nick Augustine: Electric Base, Fox: Washtub Base, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, The Mighty Joel Ford

5- Steamtrain: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard

6- Airbrake Heartache: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Nick Augustine: Electric Base, Fox: Washtub Base, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, The Mighty Joel Ford

7- Gold Rushers Blues: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, The Mighty Joel Ford: Spoons, Fox: Washtub Base

8- Tipped Up To My Window: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Nick Augustine: Electric Base, Fox: Washtub Base, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard and Vocals

9- Snake Eyes: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard

10- Lady In A Green Dress: Ned Gittings: Guitar, Harmonica and Vocals, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard, Nick Augustine: Electric Base

11- Man Like Me: Ned Gittings: Guitar and Vocals, Rudy Ptacek: Drums, Fox: Washtub Base, The Mighty Joel Ford: Washboard

All songs, music and lyrics written by Ned Gittings aka Sunny Italy! Except for: Tipped Up To My Window: Adapted from Leadbelly’s ( Huddie Leadbetter ) version of " Diggin' My Potatoes "

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released May 24, 2013

Recorded in the studios of Arizona Public Media.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jim Blackwood (AZPM Mastering) with assistance from Jamison Waddell.

Sunny Italy! Thanks:


When we recorded this album, it came together due to the interest of Jamison Waddell and Jim Blackwood to help us put something on record and the birth of my daughter, Nola, was approaching - it seemed to be important to seize the day! Sunny Italy! - In the band was: Ned Gittings, Fox, The Mighty Joel Ford and Rudy Ptacek. Nick Augustine had begun to sit in and we were honored to have him play with us on this recording! When we approached recording we spent a week getting ready and the total of two recording sessions totaling about 10 hours max. I am so impressed with the musicianship captured in these songs. I saw the songs and feelings I had wished to express become real! I have to give special thanks to Fox, who always kept me playing and is as responsible for this album being completed as I am. Rudy played his heart out on this album and is my favorite drummer, Joel is the man and his creative presence is boundless and Nick gave the songs the walls they needed to put a roof on! I have to thank my family and extended family who has always been my biggest support. Denis Offret for showing me how to connect! KXCI/Dr. Dan/Laurie Starr and staff for all the support, I gave you guys a demo and you played it on the Radio! Nola, for showing me what it’s all about! Most important is whoever is listening and keeping the conversation going! Jamison Waddell and Jim Blackwood two kindred spirits, giving and giving our community so much! My Dad and Mom for playing guitars to me and playing tapes and records I still hear in my ear. Dad you are more than a Dad, you are my best friend and showed me the most human side of everything musical. Eugene Powell/ Sonny Boy Nelson, for encouraging me to begin to play! Jesse Burke who without Sunny Italy! would not exist, you are a true friend. Last, but not least: Benny my dog, who sat by my side through every song I ever wrote.

Rudy Thanks: Thank you to all the Sunny Italy! players, loving thanks to Patti Keating, Gabe Keating, Marie Wood, Lily Ptacek, Serena Rain, Elijah River, Nana Vicha, Oma Ptacek, all my friends and family, special thanks to Nick Augustine and Ned Gittings.

Joel Thanks: Friends and Family

Fox Thanks: Rebecca Gonzales

Nick Thanks: Friends and Family

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Sunny Italy! Tucson, Arizona

Sunny Italy! Plays Country Blues Original music. Influenced by the old and living Blues. Sunny Italy! is: Ned Gittings, Fox, The Mighty Joel Ford, Rudy Ptacek and Nick Augustine.

All music written by: Ned Gittings

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