PIECES: Complete arrangements which include additional lead, rhythm, & bass instrumentation.
BITS: Scaled-down renditions which, for the most part, use basic guitar rhythm and no bass.
This recording project is a virtual potpourri of original tunes I’ve composed over the last four decades. Every piece and bit is a result of noodling, which in my case means picking up a mandolin when I’m watching late-night television and mindlessly playing rhythms and notes in whatever key I initially land. I’ve never deliberately set out to write a tune, and because I don’t read or write music or immediately record ideas, I rely on my instinct and memory when I hit on something which “speaks to me”. I’d speculate that’s the way most of our folk and bluegrass ancestors did it, sans the TV of course.
released September 28, 2010
Produced by Stuart Martin and Jimmy Gaudreau
Mixed and Mastered by Stuart Martin at Stonebridge Studios
Jimmy Gaudreau: mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, bouzouki, guitar
Mike Auldridge – pedal steel and resophonic guitar
Richard Bennett - lead and rhythm guitar
Bill Brown – rhythm guitar
Bill Emerson – banjo
Moondi Klein – rhythm guitar and harmony vocal
Jens Kruger – banjo
Emory Lester – acoustic bass
Stuart Martin – 12-string guitar
Wyatt Rice – rhythm guitar
Steve Riggs – acoustic and electric bass
Mark Schatz – acoustic bass
Joe Sharp – acoustic bass
Rickie Simpkins – fiddle
Jen Smith - cello
Orrin Star – lead and rhythm guitar
Frank Vignola – lead and rhythm guitar