New York songwriters George Usher and Lisa Burns have composed and recorded an album of duets, The Last Day Of Winter.
The 12 songs are snapshots from an ongoing struggle to find meaning in a life that might be ending.
Diagnosed with cancer, Usher was unable to use his hands or play any instruments for over two years due to neuropathy from chemo treatments. During this time, he composed 12 lyrics full of reflection and reverie that his good friend, Lisa Burns, put to music. Slowly, Usher has returned to performing and the two of them set about recording this brand new, unreleased album.
Contributing musicians across its 12 tracks include Captain Kirk Douglas (The Roots) on lead guitar, Sal Maida (Cracker, Sparks, Roxy Music) on bass and Dave Schramm (The Schramms) on lead guitar. The album was mixed by Eric Ambel (Del-Lords, Roscoe s Gang).
The Last Day Of Winter is a document of hope, friendship and defiance in the face of crippling illness and potentially, the loss of a life.