XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Inlaws And Outlaws” by Terry Dolan

Terry Dolan

After moving from Washington DC where he was a part of the East Coast folk rock scene to San Francisco in the mid-Sixties, singer-songwriter Terry Dolan was signed by Warner Brothers records. In September 1972, Dolan completed his self-titled debut album. For it, he recruited an incredible cast of musicians to play on the album including Rolling Stones touring pianist Nicky Hopkins, The Pointer Sisters, plus members of Journey, Steve Miller Band, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

Scheduled to be released in February 1973, Dolan’s label cancelled the release of the album, dropped Dolan from his deal, and the album sat on the shelves, where it remained in exile until recently. While his album sat unreleased, Dolan went on to form Terry & The Pirates, a popular San Francsico Bay Area band. In 2012 Dolan passed away from heart failure.

The album was finally released in November of 2015 on High Moon Records, an excellent boutique reissue label. Greg Douglass, who played guitar on the album, joined XPN’s Dan Reed and Dan Deluca, music critic from the Philadelphia Inquirer, to talk about this lost gem on the most recent episode of the Dan and Dan Podcast. It’s a fascinating story, and Greg gives us firsthand look back at the process of recording the album.

Read the liner notes from the album herelisten to “Inlaws And Outlaws,” and the Dan and Dan Music Podcast below.




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