This World Is Not My Home
Digital downloads as single songs or the whole album are available at CD Baby. Only CDs come with liner notes written by Elijah Wald and Al Young, currently available here. Additional distribution is underway for both CDs and digital downloads. Use audio player below to hear 30-second clips of all 25 songs.
"Perry was one of the great fingerpickers of the 1960s, a friend and influence to artists including Bob Dylan, John Fahey, Michael Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, and many, many others. Somehow, though, he never quite got around to making a record until the last months of his life, when we went through his old tapes, culling the best versions of favorite pieces, and he recorded a handful of beautiful new cuts. Perry was a marvelously soulful, funny, insightful, and imaginative player." --Elijah Wald, author of "Dylan Goes Electric".
"What Perry Lederman was up to during the swift 50 years he graced this planet would probably fill a fat stack of CD-ROMs. When I listen to the playing and singing preserved on this album, and think about what it must have been like to be Perry Lederman, a sweet sadness steals over me. I can neither forget all the troubles this driven musician got himself into when he wasn’t busy performing, nor can I remember anyone in my time who has played with more soulfulness and light. " -- Al Young, Poet Laureate of California, 2005.