Chuck Davison-lead acoustic guitar and mandolin and backing vocals
John Pozzi-lead vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar
Andy Foster-lap steel guitar and backing vocals
Colin Blazej-upright bass and backing vocals
Vocals-Laura Molinelli, Lizzie Ross, Ruby DeFelice, Rebecca Way, Nora, Will, and Liz Mc Teigue, Donnie Davison, Jennings Berger, Mary Merill, Erin Carroll, Suzanne Jackson, Terry Davison.
Hammond B3 Organ-Felix McTeigue, Drums and Percussion-Tony Leone, Drew Guido, Bones-Tommy "Bones" Logan, Djembe-Perry Ryan, Cello-Eugene Friesen.
Photos-Karen Knight, Gene Peroni
Recorded and mixed at- Vel Studios, Brooklyn, NY and Chuck's cabin, Londonderry, Vt
Mastered by Tom Hutton-Chester, Vt
This review evolved out of a chance meeting with Colin Blazej one recent evening at The Works in Downtown Brattleboro. I'd known the Joinery bassist since the early 80's, but we would only run into each other about every decade or so. At one of our earlier encounters, Colin told me he had been learning to play the bass. At this recent meeting, he'd been at it for 14 years and was pleased to report that this band he's a part of had just finished their first CD. Caught up in his enthusiasm about the project, I offered to give it a listen and review it. One of the nice thing about Vermont musicians in general is that they tend not to be aggressively competitive, and big egos are the exception rather than the rule. By and large, we support each other's efforts and celebrate each other's successes.
April 25, 2014