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Michael  Falzarano

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The Lyrics

  1. Catfishin’

  2. I Know You Rider

  3. Crossroads Avenue

  4. New Season

  5. These Colors Don’t Run

  6. Honey, I Just Want You

  7. The Long Road Home

  8. Oh Kathleen

  9. Soul Searchlight

 10. I Ain’t Taking My Boots Off Here

11. Last Train Out

12. One More Round

 

The Players

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic 6-String & 12-String Guitars and Vocals also Mandolin and Bass on “One More Round”

Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic Slide Guitar and 12-String Guitar

Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Fiddle and Guitar

Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica

Frank Celenza -Bass

Eileen Murphy - Drums

Jeff Naimoli - Percussion

Tony Campo - Accordion

Professor Louie - Accordion, Hammond Organ and Piano

Pete Sears - Piano

Ray Grappone - Drums on “I Know You Rider”

Kane Daily - Acoustic Slide Guitar on “I Know You Rider” and Dobro on “One More Round”

Jon Smith Synth  on “One More Round”

Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals

Jason Crosby - Fiddle on “Last Train Out”

Amy Peters - Backup Vocals on “Last Train Out”

Dave Berg - Guitar on “Last Train Out”

Dan Ehrlich - Bass on “Last Train Out”

George Hooks - Drums on “Last Train Out”

Mark Rechler - Keyboards on “Last Train Out”

The King James Sessions Related Links

Kerry Kearney

Professor Louie

Kane Daily

Pete Sears

Hipbone Studio

 

 

 

 

 

The King James Sessions

Now on Hypnotation Records

                                                                                                                                Drawing by Aronda Xystris

I had wanted to do an acoustic album for some time.  I talked to Kerry Kearney, my good friend and a great slide guitar player, about it.  He had just taken over a music store in Brooklyn called King James Music.  There is an empty flat upstairs from the store with two great-sounding rooms in it.  We thought that this might be a good place to record.  Originally I wanted to keep it simple and just record as a duo with him, but one thing led to another and before long we had assembled our usual cast of characters to record.  Still, I wanted to record “old school” with a bunch of musicians in a room playing live at the same time, and I wanted to keep it acoustic – so that’s what we did.

I called up my friend, Danny Sheehan, who has a mobile recording setup (The Mobile Loft).  He came down from Woodstock, set his gear up in one room, and we set up in the other.  We filled the bathtub full of beer, soda and juice, and over the two nights of October 20th and 21st under a full moon we recorded a bunch of songs I'd written and some that Kerry and I had written together.  Each one of those songs appears on the album.  I’ve also included two bonus tracks that I recorded elsewhere:  One More Round (A Requiem for the New Yorker) and Last Train Out, a song I wrote in memory of the late Allen Woody, which features label mate Jason Crosby on fiddle.  Although a few of the songs on this album are 9/11 related (New Season, Soul Searchlight, These Colors Don’t Run and One More Round), I did not set out to do a 9/11 tribute album.  I am a New Yorker so that event is never far from my mind.

I love the spontaneity of this project.  Most of the songs had a brief discussion, one run-through and then were cut.  We had a blast recording this stuff, and I think it comes through in the tracks.  Hopefully you'll agree.

            One final note: We didn't know it at the time, but the upstairs flat is apparently haunted. We must have awakened the ghost that lives there because doors slam, bells ring and floorboards creak all the time now. Kerry had someone who knows about supernatural things confirm this. Who knows? It could be true.

Michael F.

Reviews

The Who Did What

Catfishin'

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar and Dobro, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano The Lyrics

I Know You Rider

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kane Daily - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Frank Celenza - Bass, Ray Grappone - Drums, Jimmy Fleming - Guitar The Lyrics

Crossroads Avenue

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Alexis P. Suter - Backup Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano The Lyrics

New Season

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Hammond Organ, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals The Lyrics

These Colors Don't Run

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Hammond Organ, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals The Lyrics

Honey, I Just Want You

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals The Lyrics

The Long Road Home

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic 12-String Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano The Lyrics

Oh Kathleen

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Accordion, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals The Lyrics

Soul Searchlight

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic 12-String Guitar and Vocals,  Amy Helm - Backup Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Accordion, Tony Campo - Accordion The Lyrics

I Ain't Taking My Boots Off Here

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals,  Kerry Kearney - Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Tony Campo - Accordion The Lyrics

Last Train Out

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Jason Crosby - Fiddle, Amy Peters – Backup Vocals and Percussion, Dave Berg - Guitar, Dan Ehrlich - Bass, George Hooks - Drums, Mark Rechler - Keyboards The Lyrics

One More Round

Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin and Vocals, Kane Daily - Dobro, Amy Helm - Backup Vocals, Pete Sears - Piano, Jon Smith - Synth The Lyrics

 All songs written by Michael Falzarano

          Except Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 9, written by Michael Falzarano / Kerry Kearney

Track 2 Traditional, arranged by Michael Falzarano

All songs BMI

Recorded by Danny Sheehan

Mixed by Michael Falzarano and Jon Smith

Backup vocals and “I Know You Ryder” recorded by Vicki Bell

“Last Train Out” recorded by Dave Berg

Produced by Michael Falzarano

 

Now on

Hypnotation Records