My Life In The Service

by Dutch Courage

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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

Dutch Courage is the alter-ego of St. Louis based songwriter Andy Puechner, who has been writing and performing his bedroom- folk & pop stylings since the summer of 2003. The music is centered around Puechner's voice & fingerstyle guitar work- melodic hooks are simultaneously barbed and gentle, with lyrics somehow both bitter and sweet, optimistic & wry.

Folk & Pop without fences.
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