Anthony Retka's Big Parade

by Anthony Retka

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Anthony Retka's Big Parade was released in 2014. The 2016 revised version of "Big Parade" includes updated artwork and an extended track list made up of the acoustic version of the album, available only on CD. The acoustic version of Big Parade can be purchased separately here on Bandcamp!


released February 14, 2014

Anthony Retka - Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion

All songs written by Anthony Retka ©2014 / AJR Music Publishing ©2014
AJR Music/ASCAP ©2014 All Rights Reserved
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Produced and Engineered by Anthony Retka and James Sterling Lees
Co-engineered by Mike Welby
Recorded at New Sodom Too Studios, Hazel Park, MI. and at home in Mount Clemens, MI.
Mixed by James Sterling Lees and Anthony Retka
Mastered by Tony Hamera
Layout by Matthew Wisotsky and Anthony Retka
Art Design by Matthew Wisotsky and Nicole Varga
Cover photo taken by Sharon Retka in 1986 ©2014
Back photo taken by Nicole Varga ©2014

Special thanks to the one who believes in me, Nicole Varga; my friends, James Sterling Lees, Mike Welby, Matthew Wisotsky, and all the guest musicians who recorded on this album. You made it a magical experience. I am blessed to know all of you.

Guest Musicians:
Nicole Varga - Backing/harmony vocals on tracks 6, 7, 11 and viola on track 9.
James Sterling Lees - Guitar solo on track 10, electric on track 2
Dave Martin - Lead Guitar on 6.
Kate Hinote - Backing/harmony vocals on tracks 2, 12, 13.
Emily Rose - Backing/harmony vocals on tracks 5 + 6.
Mike Galbraith - Backing vocals on track 12 + harmonica on track 7.
Emilio Basa - Backing vocals on tracks 2 + 11
Ian Lee Lamb - Backing/harmony vocals on tracks 2, 3, + 11.
Mike Anton - Harmonica on tracks 2, 5 + 10.
Greater Alexander - Backing/harmony vocals on 7, 12, 13.
Anna Bitzinger - Backing/harmony vocals on 12 + 13.
Justin Petrusak - Poem/Reading on track 2.
*Poem written by J. Petrusak ©2014



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Anthony Retka Detroit, Michigan

Detroit-born songwriter and musician, Anthony Retka, has spent the last fifteen years writing and performing music that has helped etch his place in the Detroit music scene. He has toured the United States from Nashville to St. Louis and Chicago to New York. Anthony's independently released albums include four solo records alongside four full-length albums with his band, Tone & Niche. ... more

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