The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn is working on a new project that he started over 50 years ago. He says that In 1969, he was approached by lyricist Jacques Levy, who’d worked with Bob Dylan on his 1976 album, Desire, and wanted to collaborate.
They created a musical called Gene Tryp. Some of those songs, like “Chestnut Mare” and “Just a Season,” appeared on later Byrds albums. According to McGuinn, the production wasn’t up to Broadway-quality, but it did make it to a university campus.
Now, McGuinn has started working on the songs again. He said, “I overdub guitars and vocals, and it comes out sounding like a band, more or less.”
The 80 year old, doesn’t have a release date scheduled yet, but he has other ideas floating around, including working with a symphony orchestra.
- The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn is working on a new project that he started over 50 years ago.
- He’s finishing songs that he wrote in 1969 with lyricist Jacques Levy.
- No release scheduled yet.