released October 21, 2016
Christine Fellows and Jason Tait
Christine Fellows, Cam Loeppky, Shotgun Jimmie,
JKS, Greg Smith, and Jason Tait in Winnipeg at
Traditional Grip Audio, Argyle Studios, and at home
Philip Shaw Bova at Bova Lab Mastering in Ottawa
Layout and Design by
David Owen Lucas
double bass, electric bass, vocals
piano, melodica, autoharp, baritone ukulele,
keyboards, vibraphone, vocals
lead guitars on Postdoc Blues,
Vampire Alberta Blues, and Fellow Traveller
John K. Samson
vocals, acoustic, classical,
and electric guitars, Casio SK1
drums, electric guitars, percussion,
vibraphones, keyboards, drones and sounds
All lyrics and songs C 2016 by John K. Samson,
except 17th Street Treatment Centre and VPW 13 Blues,
C 2016 by Christine Fellows and John K. Samson
All songs published by The JKS Concern (SOCAN)
and Songs Of The Mothership (ASCAP)
Grand Valley painting C 2009 by David Owen Lucas
JKS plays Beardsell Guitars, Wray Chapman’s Gibson J45,
and Mike Tait’s Martin GPCPA4
Additional equipment generously supplied by Al Beardsell,
Cam Loeppky, Keith McLeod, and David Schellenberg
Select All Delete, Capital, Vampire Alberta Blues, Carrie Ends the Call, and VPW 13 Blues were commissioned for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ production of Brent Lott’s For the Turnstiles, inspired by Neil Young’s On the Beach.
Winter Wheat was written for Miriam Toews and her family, and premiered at Torn From the Pages in Toronto, May 2015.
Requests was commissioned for Erika
MacPherson’s film Heimþrá (In Thrall to Home).
Prayer for Ruby Elm was commissioned for
Erika MacPherson’s film May We Grow.
Oldest Oak at Brookside was commissioned by Camerata Nova.
Select All Delete, Vampire Alberta Blues, and VPW 13 Blues
cite Neil Young. Winter Wheat cites Miriam Toews.
Alpha Adept cites T.S. Eliot.
The end of Postdoc Blues was inspired by Active Hope,
by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy.
Fellow Traveller was encouraged by Rudy Rempel.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier,
le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie
des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
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