This is the first release of new music I've put together in over seven years. What have I been doing in all that time? Well, I was writing songs. I went to the Iowa Writer's Workshop and got an MFA in fiction. I wrote a novel. I wrote a collection of short stories. I learned how to record. I recorded a lot. I recorded this record about four times, most recently with a group of guys I met in my adopted home of Iowa City (and they're fantastic, yes?), joined by my wife Theresa. The basic tracks were recorded in six hours on a day in early June. It was a good day. The rest was labored over in sweat pants, in my basement.
I hope this finds all of you as well as can be expected. Thanks for being here.
released 19 March 2010
Jason T. Lewis: Vox, guitar, keys, aux percussion
Randall Davis: Guitars, lap steel on "Sleep"
Ryan Bernemann: Bass, accordion, backing vocals
Adam Bernemann; Drums
Theresa Lewis: Keys
David Chernis: Lap steel and 2nd guitar on "My Waterloo"
Ian Doerr: Pedal steel on "El Senor"
Recorded, engineered, mixed, produced, at Sad Iron Studio by JTL
Additional recording by David Chernis and Ryan Bernemann
Mastered by Jeff White at the Laundromat, Philadelphia, PA www.ipressrecord.com
For Theresa, Vaughan, and Jay
Cover design/layout by JTL and Cheewai Yip
All songs by JTL
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