We’ve been making music together for twenty years now, playing shows in bars, theaters, colleges, churches, festivals and living rooms. It seems, though, that gospel songs have been the common denominator all along. Thus it has been a true joy to collect these tunes, some new and many old, and record them with dear friends in our own “Americana” style. We hope you feel like you were in the room with us as the songs play, because if you’re one of the many friends who have been asking us for a record like this for a couple of decades, you were.
- John and Michelle Thompson (The Wayside)
released January 4, 2010
Produced By John J. Thompson and Stephen Leiweke. Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Stephen Leiweke at Yackland Productions, East Nashville TN (www.stephenleiweke.com.) Mastered by Jim Falzone at Venus Mastering. Photography by Allen Clark (www.AllenClarkPhotography.com
Michelle Thompson (Vocals)
John J. Thompson (Vocals, Gut-String Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Tremolo)
Kenny Hutson (Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Parlor Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Dobro)
Jake Bradley (Upright Bass, Bass Guitar)
Ken Lewis (Drums and Percussion)
with special thanks to Matt Slocum (Cello,) The Farewell Drifters (Pass Me Not,) Zach Bevil (bgvs on You Took The Blame,) Stephen Leiweke (Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Vibes,) Erin Lee (bgvs on Because He Lives) and The Traughber Chorale for gang vocals.