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A Soft Fist In A Hard Place


Maestro Subgum and the Whole

Uvulittle Records

Essentially the soundtrack for one of the first scripted Maestro shows written by Jenny Magnus and Beau O’Reilly, A Soft Fist In A Hard Place features the writers on all the lead vocals with a band lead by pianist Michael Greenberg. Davy, the show’s title song Careening Is A Skill, and Darkness, Darkness are among the most enduring tracks here. Originally released on cassette, it is now available to all a ya’s on CD.

Originally released in 1988.

A Diamond In The Dumpster


Maestro Subgum and the Whole

Uvulittle Records

In the late 80s, after years of gigging, personnel changes, and demo tapes, the Chicago-based, Beau O’Reilly-led Maestro finally recorded a cassette designed for sale to the public. Recorded at James Bond’s home studio, the first official Maestro Subgum and the Whole full-length album, A Diamond In The Dumpster, featured songs and players from all over the Maestro history. Musical guests included youthful vocalist Colm O’Reilly, Paul Amandes on banjo, Josh Huppert on violin, and Pat Fleming... [more]

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