Monday, August 19, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Dodd Ferrelle Interview (Suckerpunch Town)

by Sean Polite on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:36pm ·
For those of you not in the know, Dodd Ferrelle is a music man with an ever-increasing range of talents, collaborations, projects, instrumental prowess, and renown.

Here is an interview I did with him on the eve of the official release of the music video for the title track of his latest album, "Suckerpunch Town"  It is inspired by the city of Athens, where Dodd is a native performer to.  The song and video poke at the roughage of an enchanting and eerie fast like akin to the musical madness of the Classic City.

A songwriter at heart, you'll hear about his influences in pop, rock, classical, and other fields.  Unafraid to swoop with many to the angelic utterances of Andrea Bocelli, nodding his head to the Fab Four of Liverpool

We did the interview at his own Carriage On The Hill Studios, a coven of a recording facility with the right touches of home.  You'll hear about how his wife's earnest love, artistic merit and surprising grit laid the foundation for the 3-year old creative mecca.

Plucking from an invisible stream of words to capture fine pieces of life's emotional rollercoaster, Dodd proudly pens the bars on his albums.  A sparkling assist from frequent collaborator Betsy Franck brought a simple but sweet hook of a touch to what is a simply marvelous product in the Suckerpunch Town LP.

Appreciative of the spectrum of sound creation, he is times a pop singer, the rock upstart.  For Suckerpunch, he discuss his leap into an impuse to dive into the roots and soul of country and folk tunes.  Never methodical but instinctive is his leap from style to style.

He also has an ear to the world of children's music, knowing a recent project that's swept a wide fanbase, starting with the sweet gesture of a precocious, fun loving pair of hands.

He's available for booking and recording sessions (and gives great note to Chase Park Transduction Studios, where some of Suckerpunch Town was recorded)

Lastly, the video will be touching down, and you'll see me (amongst a tight knit group of fellow local theater performers and sound aces) make a direct hit of cameo in the video.

Please enjoy the interview, and spread the word on Mr. Dodd Ferelle, a denizen possessed of extremely rare opportunity in life's "Suckerpunch Town"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Introducing this year's Strung Out Like the Lights Ferrelle family painting! Last Christmas we raised a lot of money to help those in need! 100% of the proceeds go to the Athens Banner Herald Empty Stocking Fund.

Each $5.00 donation buys you one chance to win this beautiful painting!. This colorful piece of art measures 48" x 30" and will surely liven up any room in your house! We can even take the canvas off the stretcher and roll it up tube size to be shipped anywhere in the world!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 Suckerpunch Town Summer 2012 release! 

Welcome to Suckerpunch Town. Dodd Ferrelleʼs new record, his 10th full length album and 4th release on Two Sheds Music label. Suckerpunch Town is a spillover from the “Hide the World” sessions. At first “Hide the World” was going to be a double album, but as time passed it was apparent that there were two separate records in the sessions. Hide the World, a pop/rock record, was released in September 2011 and was noted to be “by far the best album I have listened to in ten years" by Beth with RAPID RIVER MAGAZINE. 

Now we find ourselves in Suckerpunch Town. Suckerpunch Town is a more stripped down, raw acoustic based/americana record that reveals the harsh realities that can shadow a life. Dodd pulls no punches on this release opening himself up and letting us all in to his spiritual wonder at the human condition. Because of this, SPT should effect you in one way or another. The album is a collection of tracks from the HTW sessions, new songs recorded in Doddʼs home studio ( Carriage on the Hill studios ) and a few acoustic re-workings of some recent and past favorites. While SPT does not possess the big studio production of Hide The World, the songs are still there and in all their stripped down, raw glory they make you feel right at home in Suckerpunch Town. 

Stay tuned!!!! Suckerpunch Town marks the 3rd and last solo record from Dodd since A Carriage on the Hill 2001. His new band ( to be named soon ) is in the studio with David Barbe recording a full length collaborative effort due in early 2013.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 "Rain Comin' Over the Mountain" is on the 2012 AthFest Compilation CD!
You can stream it over at PASTE MAGAZINE
or purchase a copy from ATHENSMUSIC.NET

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dodd wrote a song to benefit the UGA Music Business Program!!

Monday, October 3, 2011