Written between spring 2009 and spring 2010. Very Montreal and Darlington Place, the street where i lived at that time. Oddly enough, it was recorded far far away - in Nashville, Tennessee with Brad Jones and wonderful musicians.
released January 20, 2011
Produced by Brad Jones
Words and music by Mike Evin, except "Sweet Emma's Group" words by Percy Humphrey (New Orleans' Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band, circa 1964) and contains elements of "When The Saints Go Marching In" (traditional)
"The Bach Family Sing-a-Long" is inspired by the painting "The Bach Family" by Toby E. Rosenthal and contains elements of "Cantata, BMV 147 (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire)" by J.S. Bach
Mike Evin - piano, tack piano, xylophone, vibraphone, backup vocals, organ, glockenspiel, handclaps, wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, toy piano, chamberlain, Moog
Jason Cheek - drums, percussion, handclaps
Brad Jones - bass, double bass, guitars, handclaps, organ, backup vocals, banjo, Moog, harmonium, percussion
Will Harrison - guitars, handclaps
David Celia - nylon string guitar on "Real Tight"
Bill Davis - backup vocals, handclaps
Melanie Collins - backup vocals, handclaps
Jerry Han - backup vocal on "Sweet Emma"
Jim Hoke - sax, clarinet
Chris Carmichael - violin, viola, cello
Ron Sexsmith - harmony vocal on "Corner of the World"
Andy Creeggan - string arrangement for "Seagull Spell" and percussion
Recorded and mixed by Brad Jones at Alex the Great in Nashville, TN in October 2009 and March 2010, with assistance from Michael Hardesty and Morgan Adames
Additional recording by Don Kerr at the Rooster and David Celia at Organica and Andy Creeggan at home
Mastered by Jim Demain
Artwork by Kurt Swinghammer