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My Life In The Service

by Dutch Courage

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Furlough 01:28
Ghost 03:14
Reverie 00:57
Veterans Day 03:19


Concept album based on a soldier's deployment to the front and subsequent disenfranchisement and disillusion back home after the war. Inspired by the discovery of small diary owned by my Grandfather during WWII.

All songs recorded and mixed at home.


released April 1, 2007

Dutch Courage is:
Andrew Puechner...voice, guitars, tenor ukulele, basses, pianos, synthesizers, drum programming, hand percussion

With Assistance From:
Dave Puechner...trumpet (track 1)
Todd Umhoefer...acoustic guitar (track 2)
Tom Behrendt...lead guitar (tracks 3,6)

Written, recorded, and mixed by Andrew Puechner between 9/2005 and 9/2007. Engineering assistance on track 6 by Timothy Johnson.

Mastered by...Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL.

Art direction and layout by...Dave Puechner

This album is dedicated to the memory of Albert Freigang.

Many thanks to:

Adrienne Ballew, Ma & Pa Puechner, Dave Puechner, Todd Umhoefer, Tom Behrendt, Eric Olson, Timothy Johnson, Daniel Hanke, Carl Saff.


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Dutch Courage St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis songwriter Andy Puechner grew up obsessed with music: playing his father’s rock albums in the family's rumpus- room, and making a racket playing bass in his High School punk bands.  His talent for melody convinced him to perform solo as Dutch Courage, garnering notice from outlets like the Riverfront Times & Shepherd Express.
He continues to write and record music in his STL City home.
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