It is a rare occasion when the chapters of one’s life have clear-cut beginnings and ends. Oftentimes we must write new chapters ourselves in order to avoid stagnation. Sometimes, however, something so abrupt and dramatic will occur that it causes you to step back and realize that your childhood has ended and your life as an adult is about to begin.
The songs contained herein deal with this period of life. They are real conversations with and about myself, folks I know, and a young man I will never know. Writing and recording these songs allowed me to come to terms with the end of my childhood and the beginning of the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy listening to this collection as much as I enjoyed making it, which was a lot.
Shawn Catz, Terry Peters, Ambrose Waddell, Whitney Waddell, Amanda Glover, Kari Estrin, Jeremy Miller, Howard Bullen and Family, Bob, Maggie, and Kaytea Thompson, Leslie Rouffe, Tom and Drew Laney, Shilah Morrow, Carra Woodham and everyone at WQFS, Matt Anderson, Annissa Mason, Jeff Powell, Susan Marshall, Everyone at Grimey’s and The Basement, Chris Kro, My Family, the lovely Colleen Thompson, and anyone who appreciates honest music.
For My Mother