Surge is the follow-up to my first solo effort called Second Chair. Surge has two vocal songs and all other tracks are instrumentals. Surge is about how the heart feels many things … from sorrow to joy, angst to humor …and back again. The music on Surge is my effort to tell my stories ….of the heart ….. musically.
All tracks, other than Jack The Ripper (Wray and Cooper), were written by Les Hatley.
Lead and harmony vocals, lead & rhythm guitars (acoustic 6 and 12 string, electric and slide) by Les Hatley. Additional harmony vocals by Blake Althen. Blake also played bass and/or keyboards on all tracks, additional guitar on some and flute on Three Moods. I especially like his bass work on Jack The Ripper and City Streets!
Hopefully the “Story” tracks help listeners understand where the music comes from. The stories are heartfelt, some are humorous and some tunes are specially dedicated.