Nothing But Sky was recorded with multi award winning engineer, Rolf Hennemann, between November 2007 and June 2008 at BakerStreet Studios in North Vancouver.
Over the course of his 30 year career, Hennemann has collected more than 30 Gold and Platinum records. He was the recording engineer for Heart’s album ‘Dreamboat Annie’. Hennemann, a two-time Juno nominee and recipient of a West Coast Music award, has worked with a long list of Canadian and international artists that includes Roy Forbes, Susan Crowe, Jane Mortifee, Babe Gurr, Doucette and Raffi.
Robbie Steininger – acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, mandolin, banjo
Brian Newcombe- fretless bass guitar, bass guitar
Finn Manniche – cello
Mike Sanyshan – violin
Bill Sample – synthesizer
I wrote all the songs, sang all the vocals, played acoustic guitar and grand piano (thank you Miles Hill for moving your piano into BakerStreet Studios). My mother, Joyce Hanley, was my executive producer, and for this I am eternally grateful. Rob and James - your love, support and inspiration was essential!
This project was long overdue and yet it came at just the right time. Nothing But Sky is an expression of the joy and the wholeness I feel when I write and sing songs from my heart. If the music can come through me, and other people can feel something because of it, then I am blessed and happy for just that.