"Cigarettes and other dirges..."
Produced by Gary Welch and Luisa Lopez
All songs written, produced, and arranged by Luisa Lopez except
*Safe To Play-arranged by Gary Welch
Luisa Lopez-vocals, BGVs, guitars, wurlitzer
Gary Welch-BGVs, bass
Jeff Keeran-accoustic piano, wurlitzer, organ
Tony Keats-electric guitars
Nick Timmerman-Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Heffron-Alto Saxophone
Luke Schneider-Pedal Steel
Moe Raw-Bass (overdubs) *She Had To Go
Benjamin Gortmaker-electric guitars *You Belong to Me
Recorded at Lake Fever Productions in Nashville Tennessee
Engineered and mixed by Jason Bullock
Mastered by John Baldwin
Cover Design by Elizabeth Fisher
Many thanks especially to my mother, Uncle Al, Elizabeth Fisher, Matt and Lora Igleheart, and Chris and Sherry Nowlin for contributing capital to guarantee a recording.
Thank you all who stuck around when life was the most ambiguous for me. It was love which created the content of this recording
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you so much Gary, Jeff, Tony, Kyle, Moe Raw, Jessica, Ben, all you wonderful musicians that spent so many long hours rehearsing with me. Pardon, if I have left anyone out in the name naming...oh and
thanks Nashville for making my journey a clich'e. It made me realize how unique as a snowflake a singer, songwriter, artist and musician really is. You provide the tools not the heart and that's o.k. It's good to keep that straight.
"Luisa Lopez grew up in Houston Texas (where they dance just as good as they walk) and was exposed to a solid dose of classic 60's & 70's Soul from her mother's record collection and a significant amount of Country & Western from the family AM radio. It is this intersection of genres where her sound thrives." Joe Bain Colvert