Muppeteer Jerry Nelson, performer of many popular Muppets, Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock characters has released a musical album of original songs entitled Truro Daydreams.
Released in December 2009, the entire album is available for download on Digstation.com ($9.99 for the full album; .99 for individual tracks).
Nelson himself provided some background on the recording in a Nov. 2009 post on Muppet Central’s forum:
Last June, I went into Nola Sound Studio with some friends and recorded something I have looked forward to doing for a long time. Ten of my songs that were written over the years were put down to be made into a CD. Most are story songs and some more personal than others. It took all summer and autumn to mix and master all ten songs but now they are in the process of being made into my first album entitled, “Truro Daydreams”.
From the song samples on the website, it sounds like bluesy, bluegrassy, folksy, rockabilly upbeat fun. Highly recommended. I’ll be downloading a copy myself soon.
Nelson retired from performing his Muppet characters in 2004 due to health reasons, although he still performs some of his Sesame Street characters such as Count von Count and The Amazing Mumford.
Thanks to The Muppet Mindset for the heads-up via Twitter.
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