Lon Milo DuQuette, author of many books including The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult, has a new CD coming out with Ninety Three Records! Check out the official press release below for more information.
Way to go, Lon!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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June 1, 2015
NINETY THREE RECORDS TO RELEASE LON MILO DUQUETTE’S SWEET BABA LON JUNE 6, 2015
Album tracks available for pre-release from CDBaby www.cdbaby.com/cd/lonmiloduquette6
(Anaheim Hills, CA) – At 66, prolific folk singer Lon Milo DuQuette is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, that is the theme of Don’t Write Me Off, one of the new songs on Ninety Three Records’ Sweet Baba Lon. “I’m cool, and quaint… and handsome,” says Lon, adding, “I’m a pool of ancient wisdom!”
A touring pro at 14, half of acid folk duo Charley D & Milo at 18, Lon took a break from music after an unfortunate ‘71 gig backing Sammy Davis, Jr. at the closing of LA’s Cocoanut Grove. For the next 25 years he focused on his interest in Western Mysticism, penning several dozen books on various related topics. A Canadian documentary exploring his “life with the spirits” uncovered his musical origins, asked him to play some of the old songs – and, boom! He was back in the game. Last year he played 45 dates in 23 cities, 12 countries on three continents.
Signed to Ninety Three in 2011, he’s released three albums of all original material and now this latest “Best of Plus” collection. Sweet Baba Lon includes 18 of Lon’s most popular recordings from earlier releases I’m Baba Lon, Baba Lon II and Gentle Heretic plus three new tracks: the aforementioned Don’t Write Me Off, I’m Scared, Lon’s wicked take on American gun culture, and At Club Père Lachaise, a cute paean to the French celebrity cemetery.
On many tracks, Lon retreats from his tongue in cheek soapbox and reveals a sentimental softie, lamenting lost loves (Never Got Over You), celebrating True Buckaroos and explaining quantum enchantment (When You Fall In Love.)
Politics, philosophy, reincarnation, and hedonism – it’s all here, covered gently with the occasional jab. Longtime fans are sure to find many favorites among these titles and for newcomers, Sweet Baba Loninstantly delivers a deep dose of DuQuette.
With Sharlotte Gibson (Whitney Houston), Bob Boulding (Young Dubliners), Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson), Shawn Nourse (Dwight Yoakum), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin), Chris Whynaught, Wendell Kelly, Jason Chesney, Michael Starr, Neil Patton and others.
About Lon Milo DuQuette
Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on Epic Records. DuQuette has written numerous books on Western mystical traditions including: Freemasonry, Tarot, Qabalah, and ceremonial magic.