New Tricks is filmmaker Stu Pollard's debut CD as a singer-songwriter. Pollard, who sings and plays keys on seven original pop/rock songs, is backed by an impressive array of musicians including guitarist/bassist Todd Smith (producer), guitarist Doug Derryberry, drummer Gerry Hansen, vocalist Lesley McPherron, and percussionist Jake Englert. The CD features alternate versions of two tracks as well as a 10 page, full color foldout that includes photos and lyrics.
Early reviews are positive. Says 2011 AAA Music Director of the Year Kyle Meredith (WFPK): 'It's an undeniably impressive debut. New Tricks is a good record with several standout tracks and more than a few magical moments. There is considerable promise in this work and I imagine many will both enjoy it and be eager to hear what Pollard cooks up next.'