If you are one of those people who believes in buying local, then Marshall Hjertsedt's latest CD, Painting the Scene, is for you. Engineered locally by Bruce Roper, it was also recorded and mastered in the area. Did we mention that Marshall Hjerstedt is a Chicago-area singer/songwriter? Well, he is. We noticed familiars names such as Sandy Andina, Bruce Foster, Jordi Kleiner, and others, providing vocals and background instrumentation. Way to keep the money in the area!
Marshall Hjerstedt has a fine voice, and is a creative songwriter. Most of the cuts on Painting the Scene are original, with a little help from a guy named Longfellow. Not a local guy, but we like him anyway. We now know what it is like to attend a redneck wedding. A little hint: don't listen to "Water" unless you are near a bathroom. Power of suggestion, you know.
Painting the Scene is produced bvy Marshall Hjerstedt, and is available on Salt Creek Records. Pick up a copy. Keep your money local.