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Ghosts, demons, and two brand new records.





It's Monday, August 11th, 2014, sometime after 10 PM. I've rewritten this 3 paragraph blurb, 4 different ways, 5 different times, yet the words I am trying to say, just won't come out. I started thinking about this record shortly after Love Letters was wrapped. Something completely different. Something I have always wanted to conquer, but never really put the effort into, a record that is actually about me, about my life, about the people I knew, I know, or I wanted to know. I have hinted to my friends and family, close and far, in songs before, but nothing has ever been this real.

We started the recording in February of this year. What became "Second Chances" was started as my submissions for a split, but due to my impatience and my yearning to put out a new record, it became this and not that. I showed up one day at Little Eden Studios, with a few bucks after a tour and the chance to record with one of my musical icons,(he doesn't know this), and one of the people that really made me want to be in a band. I sat in the basement with Pete Steinkopf, from the Bouncing Souls, in the studio where a majority of my favorite records were made. There were ghosts. Lots of ghosts. The Ghosts of the house, and my demons that have been on my back for years and years met. and what happened was the LP, The Fourth Street Singers. 10 songs. 10 chances for me to finally say exactly what I needed to say about what I really think about my life. maybe 9 songs? Tom Waits knows exactly what my life is like, so we will just? yeah? Tom knows everything? 9 songs. yeah, 9 songs, and a Tom Waits Cover that finally let me say EXACTLY what I wanted to say about my life. I was in love, or so I thought, with some girl, with some pill, with some powder, with some drink, with some drug.

Then I woke up, and wrote the second half of the record. The rest, you'll figure out.

Here's the limited edition shirt:



Production Notes

SECOND CHANCES
Sammy Kay- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Ronnie Santee - Vocals

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Pete Steinkopf
Little Eden Studios
Asbury Park, NJ

Fourth Street Singers
Sammy Kay - Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Organ, Piano, Bass, Vocals
Pete Steinkopf - Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass, Melodica, Accordion, Vocals
Mikey Corvasce - Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bass
Victor Ruggiero - Electric Piano, Organ
Craig Gorsline - Piano, Organ
Ara Babijan - Drums
D.J. "Chuck" Brenner - Upright Bass
Ron Santee - Vocals
Obi Fernandez - Vocals
Liz Fackleman - Vocals

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Pete Steinkopf
Little Eden Studios
Asbury Park, NJ


About Sammy Kay

Sprung from the suburban wasteland of NJ, exported to the concrete jungle of Brooklyn, and now drunk on LA sunshine comes the mess that is Sammy Kay. After spending his younger days on tour with Westbound Train, The Slackers, The Skatalites and many others, Sammy finally threw down the merch bin and picked up a guitar to pour his heart back into the scene he loves. Sammy brought the Rocksteady back to Brooklyn during his time with The Forthrights and is taking it one big step beyond with his new projects. With the help of the Fast Four on the East Coast and East Lost 3 on the West, Sammy is bridging the gap between Reggae, Soul, Ska and... more >
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  • $20
    Limited Edition CD + T-Shirt

    Limited edition CD contains both the EP and LP and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $20
    Second Chances EP + T-Shirt

    10" EP (Brown + Cream Splatter Vinyl) and an Exclusive T- Shirt Includes music download.
  • $30
    Limited Edition Second Chances EP + T-Shirt

    10" EP( Brown + Cream Color in Color Vinyl) w/ Signed and Numbered Silkscreened Jacket and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $25
    Fourth Street Singers LP + T-Shirt

    12" LP (Black and White Cookie Vinyl) and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $35
    Limited Edition Fourth Street Singers LP + T-Shirt

    12" LP (Black and White Oreo Cookie Vinyl) w/ Signed and Numbered Silkscreened Jacket and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $50
    Pass The (Mikey) Corvace

    10" EP (Brown + Cream Splatter Vinyl), 12" LP (Black and White Cookie Vinyl), Silkscreened Poster and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $65
    The Pete's Little Eden Special

    10" EP( Brown + Cream Color in Color Vinyl), 12" LP (Black and White Oreo Cookie Vinyl) w/ Signed and Numbered Silkscreened Jackets, a Silkscreened Poster, and an Exclusive T-Shirt Includes music download.
  • $100
    Tommy's A Record Nerd

    3 10" EP(Black, Brown/Cream Splatter, and Brown/Cream Color in Color w/ Signed Silkscreened Jacket) 3 12" LP ( Black, Black and White Cookie, and Black/White Oreo Cookie w/ Signed Silkscreened Jacket), Limited Edition CD and an Exclusive T Shirt Includes music download.
  • $200
    Bean In A Bathtub

    3 10" EP(Black, Brown/Cream Splatter, and Brown/Cream Color in Color w/ Signed Silkscreened Jacket), 3 12" LP ( Black, Black and White Cookie, and Black/White Oreo Cookie w/ Signed Silkscreened Jacket), Test Presses of Both the EP and LP, Limited Edition CD, Silkscreened Poster, Guestlist to ANY show (Plus One), an Exclusive T Shirt, and Your Name in the Thank You Section on the Liner Notes Includes music download.
  • $250
    McLaughlin's Perfect Shot

    Limited Edition Signed Photograph by Mike McLaughlin and the Bean In A Bathtub Package Includes music download.
  • $400
    Acoustic Living Room Show

    Your Living Room, Sammy and a guitar. Simple as that! Plus the Bean In A Bathtub Package Includes music download.
  • $600
    Uncle Jay's Special

    You get our 8" by 10" Vinyl Banner after our USA,CANADA, and EUROPE tour! Theres only one of these, and it is all yours! Plus the Bean In A Bathtub Package Includes music download.
  • $500
    Guestlisted For Life

    You Plus one! Any Show, Any Tour, Anywhere, Anytime! You and a bud will always have a ticket! Plus the Bean In A Bathtub Package! Includes music download.
  • $750
    Hot Date In Jersey

    A lovely day in Jersey with the one and only, Sammy Kay! Stops may include record shopping at Holdfast Asbury Park, Coffee at Cafe Volan, Guitar shopping at Russo music, Maybe Comics at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash... Afterwards well head down to Seaside Heights for some SkeeBall, Air Hockey, Rides, French Fries with Vinigar,Midway Cheesesteaks, and of course, Kohr's Frozen Custard. Afterwards we will head up to The Asbury Lanes for a night of Bowlin, Bands, and Tots! Plus the Bean In A Bathtub Package Includes music download.
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    The Crate Digger

    You get a handmade 7' inch record box, Filled with 8- ONE OF A KIND Laithe Cut 7". This is all of the songs on the EP and LP, in 45 RPM. There are 15 songs on the LP and EP, which leaves one side blank for Sammy and the boys to record WHATEVER YOU WANT! Plus The Bean In A Bathtub Package Includes music download.
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    Digital Download

    Digital Download of the EP + LP