In observation of the ongoing tradition to release something (anything) musical on my birthday, I offer here the audio & video of some backyard tunes recorded in Brooklyn in September of 2009. Though the video makes it look like I was pretty lonely out there in the dark, I was in fact joined by dozens of good friends, and hosted by the generous Gina Pensiero at her 50/50 Space (aka her basement and/or backyard). Gina gives of herself to music in many cool ways, including her band and her blog. Getting to participate in her ongoing monthly series of shows was a fantastic experience, and it was only the beginning of what turned out to be a fantastic night.
Special thanks for this release go out to Dax Monta & Graham Mason for recording it, and doubly to Dax for bringing the final recordings together as a package. I was joined on mandolin for a few tunes by Tristan Dreisbach. Matt Richman helped out with editing.
2. I've Got Something To Say To You
3. We'll Always Have The Oasis
4. Going Home
5. Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold) [Lefty Frizzell]
6. I'll Fly Away [Albert E. Brumley]
8. Ypsilanti Is Seething
9. Sick Of America
10. Unknown Legend [Neil Young]
11. Point Of Contention
12. Pillaged Land
13. Roll Another Number (For The Road) [Neil Young]
14. I've Seen A Light