These recordings reflect my parallel lives in New York and in the South. For years I tried to choose one over the other and always found something missing. So now I come and go and there’s nothing missing except enough time.
By New York, I don’t mean just the City, but the Country; by the South , I don’t mean just the Country but the Cities. Why not belong to both and all? Recording these songs brought that home to me.
- Jim Wann
To my friend: O rare Don Dixon!
Thanks especially to Helene Blue, and her staff at Helene Blue Musique, NYC:
Susan Berlowitz, Deborah Evans, Sharelle Wright, Berthe Schuchat; and Robert Perlstein, Esq.
Thanks to Greg Calbi, Danielle Crisafulli, Steve Fallone, Makiko Endo at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Thanks to all the musicians represented here for their creativity and professionalism.
Thanks to fellow artists for inspiring certain aspects of this record; Patricia Miller,
Jake Mills, Bland Simpson, Max Steele, Chris Brookhouse, Doris Betts, Mark St. Germain,
David Zucchino, Jack Leigh, Angel Herrerros, Robin Farquhar.
Thanks to Susan A. Laney, Ben Beasley, Eliza Lamb of the Jack Leigh Galley, Savannah, Ga.
Jack’s book ‘The Ogeechee: A River and Its People,’ has ‘Peggy and Luther’,
Among other great images and texts, including the world of Uncle Shed.
Thanks to Jane and Jimmy, from early days.
Thanks always to the Skylark.