In the spring of 2014 I wrote a bunch of new songs. They were all related in theme and sound. I invited a few amazing musicians to contribute their talents, once I had recorded all of the basic tracks. I enjoyed the process so much that I then put a band together to play the songs.
I had many contributors to both the record, the design and the creation of all aspects of this work. Bradley Skaught, Bob Nyswonger, Roger Klug, Sally and Pat O'Callaghan, Mike Michel and Mike Landis all helped with the music. The wonderful cover photograph of the two girls in San Francisco was done by Jack Simon. Jonah Otchy did the color band photography using vintage cameras and Kodak film. Michael Holder did the wonderful documentary "Nowhere Ohio" which can be seen on the band web site. Erin Pinkley did the design of the album and helped art direct the web site all under the theme of austere simplicity and boldness.
Making music has changed so much since I owned my recording studio. I takeaway a renewed love for creating music and the declarative stance that accessibility to putting out music is reason enough to do it.
The band has been playing live in Ohio and by all accounts is pretty good. I know we are having a lot of fun doing it. Tom White, Mike Landis, Greg Tudor, Bob Nyswonger and Roger Klug have all been a part of it.
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