"It's Not Magic, Just Hard Work" is a collection of eleven original tunes with words and music by Tom Lamog. The title track, is the theme song written for my good friend and boat captain, Keith Colburn who most people know from a show on cable about one of the deadliest professions: Crab fishing in the Bering Sea. The stories told in song range from a number of personal experiences including the political times we live in, the passing of friends, the lessons of love, and experiences on life's highway.
These songs were recorded using Sonar Cakewalk and Presonus Studio One. Electric Guitars from Gibson and Fender. Acoustic Guitars from Takamine, Ovation, Boulder Creek, Yamaha and Martin. Microphones from Rode and Shure. The Gibson ES-345 and the Fender Supersonic Amps rule. And so do tubes & liquid aloha!
Special thanks to my friends in the fahr.west Sessions: David Fry, Arden Acord, Trout Davis, Mark Davis, Allen Cummins, Mike Hernandez, and David Pierce, and songwriters Dan York and Andrea Tibke. Much love to our families who supported us throughout the project: Stella, Sara, and Renee. A heartfelt thanks to Captain Keith Colburn who openly expresses his thanks and appreciation often for the song I wrote for him and his crew.