B.D. Gottfreid’s latest work sure to please fans

His first album “Disryhtmia” was released in 2004 followed by “Terra Not so Firma” in 2005 and “The Third Disturbance” in 2006. Now in 2008, B.D. Gottfried’s is back with another

B.D. Gottfreid’s latest work sure to please fans

B.D. Gottfreid’s latest work sure to please fans

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

His first album “Disryhtmia” was released in 2004 followed by “Terra Not so Firma” in 2005 and “The Third Disturbance” in 2006. Now in 2008, B.D. Gottfried’s is back with another album titled “The Element of Left” which is now available for fans to get their hands on.

Gottfried has shared the stage and recorded with Freddie Cannon (Palisades Park), Del Shannon (Hats off to Larry), Breen LeBoeuf (New City Jam Band, April Wine), and Doug Johnson (Gordon Lightfoot) but having played in empty bars and venues of 75,000 and having witnessed the ups and downs of the industry, he insists that it’s the “now” that matters most and hopes his music takes listeners a little higher or provoking “unthunk” thoughts in the process, and that it does.

I have always had the deepest respect for artists who write their own lyrics and all songs on the album were indeed written by Gottfried. The meaningful, seemingly empathetic and thought provoking words, keyboard and percussion sang and performed by Gottfried combined with the talent of guitarist George Chaggares and bassist Jack Smith creates an intense, unique sound definitely leaving listeners utterly intrigued and wanting more.

The finished product isn’t comparable to anything I’ve personally listened to before. Its barrier breaking style defines the sound of something bound to be a success.

Songs to listen to: “Pointy Hat and Twister”, “Hell and Above” and “Automatic Automation”.