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Payin' Dues: Eric Corne

Forty Below man takes the centre stage with John Mayall and Walter Trout’s endorsement.Forty Below man takes the centre stage with John Mayall and Walter Trout’s endorsement

Label owner, producer, engineer and singer-songwriter Eric Corne is best known for his work with Walter Trout and John Mayall. He first worked on Trout’s Full Circle in 2006 and through that he met Mayall, who signed to his Forty Below Records label in 2014. Corne has just recorded his first solo album, Kid Dynamite & The Common Man.

Kid Dynamite & The Common Man packs a real punch.
I was a Canadian living in post 9/11 America. It was stunning to me that Bush could be found out as a liar and still be re-elected. I love living in America, but I’m a social democrat and a lot of things I see are just wrong. Kid Dynamite is an exploiter; the common man is your average citizen. The lyric that sums it up best is: ‘A once great nation’s fallen ill/A schoolyard bully hooked on pills/With one hand on the Bible/And a hand inside the till.’

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