Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Possum Trot Orchestra

The Possum Trot Orchestra ... isn't that a great name for a folk/country/bluegrass/blues band? My stepson John Minton is a founding member, along with Susie and Rob Suraci, and they have released their latest CD, called "Harbor Road" (for which John wrote many of the lyrics and sings lead vocals). John plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion, keyboards & lap steel in this band, plus who knows how many other instruments ... the boy is a musical wizard!

(OK, disclaimer here ... I may be a little bit prejudiced ... plus I guess I must admit that he can no longer be considered a "boy", being a tenured professor at Indiana University-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne, and having a wife and grown daughter!)

I received my copy of the CD yesterday, and have been playing it non-stop since then. The music is sometimes sweet, sometimes amusing, sometimes heartbreaking ... Americana all the way. If you want to hear it (shameless family-promotion follows!) go to www.possumtrotorchestra.com and click on the "Sample/Buy the Music" link to cdbaby.com. I really love this CD!


  1. I love the title and this kind of music to sew by. I'm ordering a copy, but do you think you could share yours with us at the retreat?

  2. I LOVE the name. I have to go to work now but will check out the music later. But it definitely sounds like something fun. Who can resist a title like that!

  3. I just ordered not only this copy but also a copy of your brother's CD on another title. Thanks for sharing! Lynda T.

  4. Very talented relatives you have!! Of course it is no surprise to me given your talent.

    I also love the CD cover design! Tell us more- who did it and what fonts were used? I especially love the black font!!

  5. I'm a real sucker for names, and this one is wonderful! Thanks for the link; I've enjoyed being able to "sample" the songs!


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