Albert Einstein once said, “reality is an illusion”, albeit a very persistent one. In these days of grim reality, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band have released a new recording that may give relief from hard times. “Reality Is An Illusion” is a fun CD full of extraordinary musicianship, quirky songs, social comment and surprises. Mostly original songs with a few unlikely classics including Lennon/McCartney’s “Because”, all played in the inimitable Junk Band style.
Planned obsolescence, vaudeville, carnival, Australiana and insects are just some of the song subjects. Mic’s brother and harmonica legend Jim Conway and keyboard player Don Hopkins are featured guests on the recording.