released December 27, 2015
Project by Chris Michels
Recorded October & November, 2015
in Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Traverse City, MI.
All songs by Chris except ’Loon Magic’/ Traditional Folk Song
© ℗ 2015 Chris Michels All Rights Reserved
Thanks Brett and Glenn for playing, big thanks to Caroline, Holly and Lee from the Beech street house for singing and lending me instruments! Thanks for the Tequila Jason, and for rocking all night; Lauren for letting me use the painting for the artwork, Grass Monkey for teaching me this music, and to you!
Chris Michels - Vocals, Bass, All Banjos, Guitars, & Mandolins
Caroline Barlow - Vocals on ‘I Spilled The Honey'
Holly Keller - Vocals on ‘I Spilled The Honey’, ‘Time Travel Man’, & 'Reuben?'
Brett McDowell - All Fiddles, vocals on ‘Old Shack Pickin’ Party'
Jason Schewe - Bass on ‘Westerner'
Glenn Wolff - Bass on 'I Spilled The Honey’, and ’Loon Magic'
"WIDER" appears at the end of 'Westerner"
SERENELY WE SHALL PASS INTO ONCOMING STAGES
WITH A BIT OF MAGIC KEPT IN ALL BEGINNINGS
WELL START THIS ONE OFF RIGHT NOT DETAINED BY THOUGHTS OF HOME
AS THE COSMOS CALLS US WE’LL AWNSER WITHOUT DELAY
THINGS COME BACK TO MIND FROM DISTANT TIMES MANY YEARS LEFT BEHIND
POPPING IN AND OUT OF EXISTENCE SHOCKED INTO AWAKING
THESE THINGS OF MIND SHOULD ENCOUAGE AND SUPPORT PAST DISISIONS
CARRIED LIGHTLY TO TOMMORROW AND GREETED UNDEVIDED LOVE
THOSE OF WHO QUESTION MOST ARE UNSECURE OF OUR EVERY MOVE
WONDER WHY SUCH WEIGHT AND STRIVE IS PAINTED ON OUR SIMPLE LIVES
CONDEMED TO DOUGHT AND PASSING TIME YOUTHS DEVOUR FIESTS OF MATURITY
INSTILLED DEEP BUT UNAWARE TO BE LOST AND FOUND AGAIN