This page features the musicians and tracks each played on. Please follow on Spotify if you can. Thanks to all.
Dave Berry, Brandon Godman, Simon Chrisman, Kyle O’Brien, Max Schwartz, Leah Wollenberg, Henry Salvia, Starr Moss, Jesse Fichman, Andy Lentz, Christine Wilhoyte, Bill Foss, Leslie Chin, Mike Wilhoyte, Jeremy Darrow, Mike Gubman, Helen Lude, Lucy Smith, Jee-Hee Haar Farris, Josh Smith, Ted Silverman, Joe Osborn, Sean Silverman, Aaron Zorndorf, Jess Poteralski, Scot Brenton, Olivier Zyngier, Mike Thompson, Jeff Caton
Kyle O’Brien, Josh Smith, Olivier Zyngier
Kyle O’Brien (Earl Brothers,Hen house Prowlers), Josh Smith, Olivier Zyngier all played on one track, that being Pipehorn Backstep, a bouncy contra dance friendly number featuring Kyle's distinctive old-time fiddling, Josh's smooth melodic guitars and Olivier's solid upright bass guitar.
Max Schwartz (Laurie Lewis, John Reischman) played bass and advised on this waltz, Buster's Farewell featuring Brandon Godman on violin. Max, a multi-genre instrumentalist and composer who has performed at the GRAMMY awards and toured and played with a long list of jazz, classical, and bluegrass ensembles couldn't have been more supportive of this project. Thank Max!
Leah Wollenberg, Jesse Fichman
Leah Wollenberg (Laurie Lewis) & Jesse Fichman (AJ Lee) played fiddle and guitar respectively on Dutch Flatt, their only appearance on the album. Leah, known for her Irish fiddling, played wondrous triple fiddles. Jesse played a very pleasing guitar solo over the alternate chords provided by Brandon Godman. Don't miss this wonderful Side 2 track.
Henry Salvia (Flying Salvias, Jones Gang) is a celebrated Bay Area Americana keyboardist recomended by associate producer Ken Owens. Henry shared his keyboard magic with piano on Buster's Waltz and a lovely accordian solo on Western Crossing.
Christine Wilhoyte, Helen Lude, Lucy Smith
Christine Wilhoyte (North country Blue), Helen Lude, & Lucy Smith all played on but one tune but it is quite possibly my favorite and they all killed it. I was lucky and happy to have recorded them, albeit separately, on this multi-generational effort in my home studio (family room).
Sean Silverman (Meredith Edgar, Paul Griffiths, Void Band) helped start this project by recording a live track early on with me in my garage. He ended up on these 2 tracks, Western Crossing and Blackwater Flood where his distinct bass defines the breakdown section.
Last but certainly not least, Associate Producer, poet, pal, and, noted Bay Area bluegrass drummer Ken Owen (Peter Rowan, Maurice Tani, Los Train Wreck) provided some much needed refinement and major rearranging of the 3 tunes, Morning Walk, Buster's Farewell, and Western Crossing. His responses to my frequent questions were not only tolerated but encouraged. Thanks man.