This album is a collection of beloved orphans - songs I've played live but never put on a record, or co-writes that other artists have cut but I hadn't gotten around to recording.
Coyote Sessions is also an experiment in recording. My friend Sean McCue lost his previous studio in the Tea Fire a couple years ago, and recently finished building a new workspace, Coyote Road Studio. It's a big open room, with a distinctive sound. We wanted to see how truly we could capture a real performance - no electronic mixing, no overdubs, just a single microphone a couple feet away from me and players moved around the room to balance the sound. We hope you like the results.
Recorded live through a single Cascade X-15 Stereo Microphone and Grace 801 preamps.
**** Full album includes a video for Greer Zoller ****
released September 19, 2012
Produced by Glen Phillips and Sean McCue
Recording and Design by Sean McCue at Coyote Road Studio, Santa Barbara CA
"American Tune" and "Shorn" Recorded by Glen Phillips at Ed
Mastered and Edited by Glen Phillips and Sean McCue at Ed
Photography by Nina McCue
Glen Phillips - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Sean McCue - Electric and High Strung Guitars, Percussion
Jim Connolly - Acoustic Bass, Piano
Alastair Greene - Electric and Steel Guitars
Tariqh Akoni - Electric Guitar
Bill Flores - Pedal Steel, Weissenborn, Mandolin
Anna Abbey - Piano
Tom Lackner - Drums