Gypsy Bed performing at Club Helsinki, Hudson New York. The live band has two new faces: bassist Ira Coleman (Sting, Herbie Hancock) and drummer Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates). Otherwise it is the same lineup as in the recordings.
Gypsy Bed's second release "Dazed and Confused" is an album about relationships and change, combining jazz, urban and spoken word together with an all acoustic kick ass band.
Gypsy Bed was formed by Godfrey Nelson to record material he had been working on with various writers. Their first release was the 2012 album "Secret City." This new recording is a continuation of that work with the same musicians and a few new writers. The title track, "Dazed and Confused" is based on the original 1963 recording by Jake Holmes. A new urban feel section has been added, written by Godfrey Nelson and Michael Wilde. Jake also contributed to two other tracks on the album, "I'm Doin' Time" and "I'm a Dog." Michael Wilde is a new collaborator with Godfrey and also contributed lyric for "We Gotta Change" and "The City." Godfrey's old partner and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle collaborator, Bob Bejan, helped pen the song "Take Me Back." The band consists of musicians that Godfrey has been working with over many years. Coming from various parts of the country, they join together to bring you a fresh and new musical experience.
I would also like to thank the co-writers Jake Holmes, Michael Wilde and Bob Bejan for their contribution and a big thank you to John (Chopper) Black for mixing.