In April 2001, Boris self-produced his first studio recording, "Mother Ditch". Recorded, engineered and mastered at Zippah studios by Pete Weiss and Brian Charles, the album stands as an honest, acoustic-based production with some amazing special performances. His bracing band includes: Jeff Berlin - percussion, Aaron Goff - mandolin, Mark Lever - tuba and Dave Rizzuti - flat-picker, pedal steel, with special guest performances by Rory McLeod - upright bass player, Peter Linnane - keyboardist, Rusty Strange - slack-key guitarist, lap steel player, Amelia White - backup vocals, from Indiegrrl records, and last but not least, Boris's father, Geoffrey - tenor singer and pianist.
Playing regularly throughout New England, Boris has been selected as "Hottest From The Campfire" in the legendary Club Passim's biannual campfire series. WMUA's Acoustic CafÃ© calls Boris one of the top "Singer-Songwriters of the 90's and New Millennium."
"An album of depth and beauty that is among the best of this style"
Chuck Barry, Hearsay magazine
"Singer-Songwriter of the 90's and New Millennium"
The Acoustic CafÃ© WMUA, 91.1 about Boris McCutcheon's "Lonely Boy"
"His phrasing and voice bear a strong resemblance to Lyle Lovett, but with more heft; his songs rank right up there with the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews and David Gray"
Amy Abern, Cape Cod Times
"Mother Ditch - A promising debut by an artist who's just starting to find his footing in the music world"
Joe Burns, Cape Cod Times
"That Boris McCutcheon... he wasn't suppose to be so good"
Folk Legend, Tom Rush, with Boris McCutcheon as opening act at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
Check out the artist's website:
1. Standin So Still
2. Lonely Boy/Greener
3. Eden's Brow
6. Choppin' Wood
7. Red Bone Pond
9. Heart Of The Grove/Charles River Song