“Higney, a New Jersey native, took a break from his job as a truck driver and recorded his Demonstrations in several single takes in 1976. His idea was to find like-minded musicians to play the tracks with him or re-record the demonstration songs. Though he may have failed at this task, he did succeed in making a pretty sought after record among serious collectors.” More (including the complete album) HERE at FreeMusicArchive.org.

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