An album six (or thirty-six) years in the making, Post-Nuclear Spanish Opera House is the debut record by Tingo and contains songs written by Paul Moffett over nearly a lifetime of songwriting, featuring a mix of tunes ranging from alt.folk to rock to blues to bluegrass, with a little taste of the Caribbean thrown in. Songs that have previously been recorded and/or performed by other artists include "Big Fire In Bardstown," the bluegrass tale of the great Heaven Hill distillery fire in Bardstown, Kentucky on November 7, 1996; "I've Got My Doubts About You, Boy," an arch blues tune about a musician who makes questionable choices; "Railroad Man," a straightforward rock 'n' roll tribute to stealing rides on a train; "Madman On The Corner," a Jimmy Buffett-style ditty about a man on a corner and "Bambi Walk," a Louisville, Kentucky-specific rocker about a long bar crawl up Bardstown Road.
A number of excellent Louisville musicians contributed to this project, including the redheaded Brigid Kaelin, whose piano-skills lifted a number of these tunes; guitarist and graphic artist Brian P. White, who composed guitar solos for several tunes plus designed the cover art; bluegrass stalwarts Murrell Thixton, banjo, and Danny Jones, mandolin, plus Audrey Cecil on backup vocals. Steve Ridner was the quiet but excellent bassist. Paul Moffett managed acoustic guitar and primary vocals,
Special thanks go out to Wil Freebody and Michael Thomas at Lexington School of Recording Arts, without whose invaluable assistance this whole project would not have been possible. Also thanks to Joe Brown at Vest Advertising for additional recording and Phil Stirgwolt, who put it all together in the mix.