Hi Friends, hope you enjoy this new batch of songs. I was really fortunate to get help from some fantastic musicians and vocalists including Andrea Zonn of James Taylor's band, Nashville's first call accordion player Jeff Taylor (Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello, etc), Bassist Alison Prestwood (Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, Vince Gill), Kevin Burke (with whom I record and perform Irish traditional music), Beoga, (who had the #1 Irish Traditional Album in 2011), and many others. The full list is below.
"Paid Too Much For the Diamond" placed first in The Great American Song Contest, Singer Songwriter Category.
"Smallest Act of Kindness" placed second in the Dallas (TX) Songwriter's Association Song Contest
Cal Scott: vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, piano, cornet, whistle, jaw harp, programming.
Kevin Burke, fiddle (1,4,11) • Andrea Zonn, fiddle (6), backing vocals (1,6) • Alison Prestwood, bass (1,6) • Jeff Taylor, accordion (7,11) • Beoga (4): Liam Bradley, piano; Damian McKee, accordion; Niamh Dunn, fiddle; Sean Og Graham, accordion; Eamon Murray, bodhran • Mark LaRue Todd, bass (3,8,10) • Kip Richardson, drums, laugh (3) • Daniel Brandt, keyboards (5) • Monique Njava, backing vocals (5) • Hanz Araki, backing vocals (5), bodhran, Irish flute (7) • Kathryn Claire, backing vocals (5,7,9), fiddle (7) • Rindy Ross, backing vocals (4) • Dave Capron, backing vocals (2,6) • Tracey Harris, backing vocals (2,6,10) • Mel Kubik, backing vocals (3) • Phil Neuman, penny whistle (4) • Dan Stueber, drums (6,11) • Chris Kokesh, backing vocals, fiddle (8) • Richard Moore, backing vocals, claps (2) • Dave Captein, bass (4) • Sue Scott, claps (2), Montell Mathew, claps (10)