UP AT THE LATE NIGHT MOON
Is a line in the effervescently popular song "Your Mother's Dog" which became the name of this collection of songs. This record is a jam or like being at a house concert or party. What began as a get together of some people I had played with in some informal performances began to feel like what I had hoped it might be, a chance to record some new songs and recast some older songs in a new setting. We started out with "The Crawdad Song", a song that looms large in my personal history and has a good roll to it. I was hoping that we'd be able to get a vibe or a groove more than say a perfect take. I wanted more of a "field recording" kind of feel. I liked the combination of instruments as well as the country/folk elements swirling around in the soup.
This was a no stress project. What I'm writing, trying to describe this experience, is more difficult than the recording, mixing, and the mastering of it was.
Come out to the gigs when you can, bring a friend, it's times like these we need to sing, be with friends and whoop and holler.
I hope to see you soon.