Nathan Hamilton here. With no illusions, no third party language or publicist’s spin. Just me, inviting you to take a moment to venture a listen to my latest release, "Beauty, Wit & Speed."
In an age where each of us is vying for the others attention in a multitude of media, we have become saturated with self expression and it seems that our ability to sit with any one thing for any real length of time has diminished, understandably so.
With this new record I wanted to address this “acceleration” of our lives as well as explore how we consume technology and how it in turn, consumes us. While in the past I have written about oulaws and barfights, my days of late are more realistically filled with swim meets and car seats. The seemingly ordinary and mundane often holds a galley of riches. I sought a new path in the familiar, yet still challenging terrain of love and loss that we each experience in some form or another.
The album was co-produced with engineer Britton Beisenherz (Monahans, Milton Mapes, Doug Burr, Seryn) at Ramble Creek Studios in Austin,Texas. A fantastic cast of musicians took part, including Kevin Russell (The Gourds) on mandolin, Jeff Lofton on trumpet, Greg Vanderpool (Monahans) and Amy Cook on vocals and so many more. The result is a collection of what I believe to be some of my strongest songs yet, set to an oft times lush and sometimes sparsely lit soundscape.
I hope you will join me on a journey through...
Beauty, Wit and Speed.
Produced by Nathan Hamilton and Britton Beisenherz
Recorded & Mixed by Britton Beisenherz @ Ramble Creek Studio Austin,Tx
Assistant Engineer: Adam Jessup
Mastered by Jim Wilson @ Jim Wilson Mastering Boulder,Co
Executive Producer: Tom Keithley
Design & Layout by Nathan Hamilton & Bart Bacon
Photography by Sarah Bork Hamilton & Nathan Hamilton
“Peeled Orange” oil painting by Phil Thomas
Britton Beisenherz - electric guitars, keys, synths, pump organ &
Amy Cook - vocals (9)
Jon Greene - drums, (2,3,4,7) percussion (4)
Jared Hall - piano (2,6), organ (4,9), wurlitzer (3)
Nathan Hamilton - vocals, acoustic guitars & piano (1,5,11)
Amanda Leggett - vocals (3,4)
Jeff Lofton - trumpet (5)
Billy Brent Malkus - electric guitars (6,9)
Chepo Pena - electric bass guitar (6,8,9)
Geoff Queen - pedal steel (8) dobro (3)
Kevin Russell - mandolin (3)
Adam Tyner - drums (6,8,9)
Greg Vanderpool - vocals (6)
Mark Williams - double bass (2,3,4,5), electric fretless bass (7),