When I first considered making a new record I figured I would record a covers e.p of traditionals, American mainly. Woody Guthrie, Blind Willie McTell, Leadbelly etc... But the night before we started I sat and realised I wasn't connecting with it. It all didn't fit. I had written two new songs the previous week and felt it made sense to replace two of the covers with them.
And so we began, recording on evenings, fitting it around work and other responsibilities. During this time I received some news that left me quite changed and removed from my day to day, but by and by we carried on and in this time I wrote three new songs. With the recording I became more unsure each day what my intent was with these songs, a covers e.p turned half originals. So with everything considered I decided to remove the remaining three covers and use these new songs, making a record of originals.
These songs were written & recorded over six weeks in November & December. What you will hear I hope is my honest word and a small collection of songs to be enjoyed. Its openness is my experience. Thank you for listening.
released February 24, 2014
Written, arranged & performed by Perry Bryan
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Curtis at CDS Studios over November/December 2013.
Perry Bryan - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Hamonica, Bass Drum & Vocal
Kate Maher - Violin & Backing Vocal
Mike Curtis - Piano
Paddy Griffith - Backing Vocal
Artwork - Oliver Bach
My thanks to the following for their help and hard work over the making of this record - Mike Curtis, Oliver Bach, Robbie Sea, Kate Maher, Equi Muir, Paddy Griffith & Nick Bryan.
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