The seed is the 1st solo sample from multi instrumentalist Tommy Somerville textured with jazz, rock, blues,comedic drum and bass, folk and hip hop that is rooted in the study of life and its surroundings. Think Pinkfloyd meets King Krimson in a dark alley with a clown selling curry out of his old car parked in the corner while a mad scientist attentively observes.
The songs are written about anything ranging from the follwing:
birth/death cycles, clones wondering if they have the ability to love, planting seeds(of opportunity-good and bad) and trying to start an old 72 ford galaxie 500.
All profits from the sales of this album will be donated towards providing care and homes to stray animals.
The album features many talented musicians from the Athens/Atlanta Georgia area.
Of these are :
AJ Adams, who can also be found playing with Stewart and Winfield as well as the King Daddy Conspiracy. AJ adds a wonderful texture to this music with his tasty pedal steel playing. AJ plays on tracks 1 and 8.
Carlton Owens, who also plays in the above listed groups. I have been playing with this guy for over 10 years now and it has been quite a privledge. Carlton also is the original drummer of the athens based jazz band squat(tommy somerville plays keys, sax, percussion and sings with this group). Carlton plays drumset on tracks 4 abd 8.
Trey Wright, aka rerun who also plays with squat and the trey wright trio. I have also had the honor of working with this guy for over 10 years. Trey plays guitar on tracks 6 and 8. He composed the guitar music to track 6.
Darren Stanley, who is now the current drummer for the group squat. Darren also plays in Love Tractor. He will be an integral part of live performances that Bousfield will do in the future. Darren's wonderful drumming is featured on tracks 1 and 12.
Bill Parker, who also plays in the Stubborn Grass Stains as well as Marshen Honey. I have had the honor of meeting Bill through my wife Amy and Trey who used to go to highschool with him back in the day. We have become really close friends and I look forward to making more music with him in the future. Bill plays electric guitar on track 10.
Dan Clay, who performs all around atlanta. He is quite an accomplished guitar/lap steel player. I met Dan through Trey while they studied jazz at Ga. State university. I love this guy's playing, and hope to play more with him some time soon.
Also, special thanks to Justin Evans and Lane Force for doing the photography and artwork for this cd.
These musicians/artists have really brought this album to life with their musical contributions.
All other instruments and songs are played and composed by myself, Tommy Somerville. Of these include: udu, djembe, drumset, piano, organ, saxophone and vocals.
Thankyou so much for taking the time to read about and support the movement of this music.
Peace be with you