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While it’s not an especially macho howl, “Let the Singer” is a howl nonetheless — baying at the moon by a wolf who wants to join the pack. As angsty young guitarslingers will do, in those days I valorized the live fast–die young lifestyle and its practitioners, like Hank Williams and Gram Parsons, and this song is a result. It all seemed very romantic until so many musicians that I liked died young. Recorded by the Mirrors, 1977.

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from Seven Chords and Some Truth, released December 31, 2019
Doug Hubley, lead guitar and vocal. Ken Reynolds, drums. Mike Piscopo, guitar.

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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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