It’s about time actor Rick Moranis (of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids fame) released a country album! Seriously, how many times have you been sitting at home wondering why it hasn’t happened yet?
Moranis elaborates about “Why a country album?” on his Web site: “A few years ago, just after [my kids] started listening to music almost exclusively from their computers, I began to hear traditional, bluegrass and jam-band coming from their rooms. They played me Phish, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, Moe, Stringcheese Incident and my favorite, Yonder Mountain Stringband. I also heard music they’d forgotten I’d played for them many years before–The Band’s ‘Music from Big Pink’ and ‘The Last Waltz.’
“With all that country and bluegrass filling our home, I wound up writing a song or two. And then another. I’d call up friends and sing the songs over the phone. Paul Perlove, my dear friend and sometime comedy writing partner encouraged me to do something with the songs. Although I’d done a lot of music for SCTV and sang the songs in the film ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, it had been a while since I’d recorded any music.”
Bless his heart. Link from Oh No They Didn’t!