Chock-full of vibrant characters and compelling stories set to Stax-worthy soul, greasy Southern rock and funk and glorious ballads that stay with you long after the last notes fade. Gutsy vocals, rugged horns and muscular grooves come together to create a down-home musical celebration.
"Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul" - The New York Times
Produced by Dan Prothero and JJ Grey Executive Producer Jesse Aratow Recorded at Retrophonics Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida by Dan Prothero Additional recording at The ...
Produced by Dan Prothero and JJ Grey Executive Producer Jesse Aratow Recorded at Retrophonics Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida by Dan Prothero Additional recording at The Egg Room
Mixed by Dan Prothero at The Studio That Time Forgot in San Francisco, California Edited by Dan Prothero at Phantom Toll Booth Mastered by Ken Lee at Ken Lee Mastering Artwork by JJ Grey Studio photos by Dan Prothero
JJ Grey - Lead and Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Tambourine, Bass, Acoustic 6- and 12-String Guitar
Andrew Trube: Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Anthony Farrell: Organ, Piano, Clavinet, Electric Guitar Todd Smallie: Bass Anthony Cole: Drums, Organ Art Edmaiston: Tenor and Baritone Saxophone Dennis Marion: Trumpet Special Guest Stan Lynch: Shaker
All songs written and arranged by JJ Grey Published by JJ Grey Music, BMI except Standing On The Edge written by Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell Published by TrubeMusic, ASCAP / Parsley Bosworth, ASCAP
Wow! Never ceases to amaze me how much fun and how much work it can be making a record. I must be the luckiest person in the world to get to play and record with the people I do. I want to thank everyone who made this album possible and every album I've been a part of possible. I could have never done any of this without all the help from all my friends and family.
Thank you all.
Dan Prothero, Jesse Aratow, Daryl Hance, Cassie Siegel and everyone at Madison House, Jim and Nancy Devito, all the guys in my band, Stan Lynch, Spookie Daly, Rob "Daddy-O" Breitenfeld, Joshua Knight and Monterey International, Bruce Iglauer and the gang at Alligator Records, Neal O'Brien, Sue and Dave Williams, Chris Delucchi, Aaron Coteff, Colin Peterson, Danny Owen, Clay Daniel, Hal-Joe, The Hance Family, Mark Baxter, Suzi Matthews, John Schumm, Robbie Weitnauer and Elephant Trunk, Michael Waggoner at Gibson, Mark Baier at Victoria Amplifiers, Shane Smith and Bolt Amplifiers, Ted Webber and Webber Speakers and as always, my family.
THIS RIVER I stare at a picture but there's nothing for it I pull on the bottle and watch this river roll on by Trying to find purpose trying to see meaning Trying to make sense of the nonsense that I've called my life
Cause only this river can bear me to safety Only this river can bear me away
See them all work and play there on the other bank Warm in their houses while I face my cold alone Guess I've been drinking away to keep the wolves of my mind at bay but if you run you die I'm just too tired to care
Cause only this river can bear me to safety Only this river can bear me away I feel Her flowing, flowing right through me I hear Her whispers drowning my words Only this river can save me from myself
Where did my soul go? Where did my spirit hide? Why won't they rescue me from the pain in my mind?
Only this river in all of Her glory Only this river can bear me away