Produced by Keith Hays Executive Producer Kay Creighton-Hays
Cover art by Keith Hays “Number 5.5” from the photographic series “Guitar Distortion”
Thanks to: J. Ledbetter, Francis McBeth, Bill Underwood, Marty Sweidel & Kevin Hanlon,
Pro Tools, Neumann, AKG, AEA, BBE, Korg, Ampeg, Guild, Bourgeois, Breedlove, Ovation, and Martin.
Thanks to: Kay, Josh, David, Daniel, and Mike for their encouragement and help. (and for putting up with me while I made this)
All rights reserved © 2009, A Little Anonymous Music Co.
This CD is an example of what you get when you put a guy with an over-active imagination, too much time on
his hands and a good multi-track in a room full of great guitars. What you hear was all recorded using acoustic
guitars, bass, drums and in one piece a synth (Wavesong)
I hope you enjoy listening to these tunes as much as I enjoyed playing them.
St. Rita’s Dance: St. Rita is the patron saint of lost causes. We need someone looking out for us when we’re willing to try when we’re likely to fail. I might have listened to too much Santana as a kid. (as if that’s possible)
Walking Through A Crowd was an example from a composition class that I liked enough to keep playing. When you listen, you’re going to think you hear a synth or a violin, but it’s a manipulated guitar.
The Lady Down The Road came from an improv with an old friend of mine, Steve Phelps. This is one of the
tunes I recorded for An Anonymous Man in 1999 and re-did for this project.
Wavesong also started as an example for class. They asked if I could write something on the spot so I did. The piece is based on suggestions made by my students and is a cool mix of synth and acoustic instruments. It’s not very sophisticated (not the students’ fault) but it’s feels good.
Funky Duck: In the summer of ‘09 a call went out looking for a funny, funky tune for a film. This didn’t make it into the film, but I like it. (remember-no electric guitars, but there is an elec piano)
Fool For Love was written for a production of the Sam Shephard play of the same name by a theater company in Dallas. They wanted a moody piece to open the show and something upbeat for the curtain calls.
Prayer for St. Cecillia: Cecillia is the patron saint of composers and musicians. Here’s a little prayer for her.
eMachines was written for electric and re-interpretted here for acoustic. A good guitar is an amazing machine.
The Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel is such a well-known and well-loved piece that I recorded over a dozen different versions of it before I settled on this one.
The Highwayman was recorded for my first solo album, An Anonymous Man. The theme was written in ‘72 or ’73 and the rest came to me in the Guitar Center when I was trying out a twelve string. It’s a good twelve string.