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The King James Sessions

by Michael Falzarano

Rocking Acoustic guitar driven music from a former Hot Tuna member and present day member of The New Riders of the Purple Sage, along with special friends.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Catfishin'
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2. I Know You Rider
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3. Crossroads Avenue (Crossroads Revisited)
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4. New Season
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5. These Colors Don't Run (A Good Ol' Boys Lament)
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6. Honey I Just Want You
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7. The Long Road Home
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8. Oh Kathleen
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9. Soul Searchlight
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10. I Ain't Taking My Boots Off Here
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11. Last Train Out (In Memory of Allen Woody)
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12. One More Round (A Requiem for the New Yorker)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I had wanted to do an acoustic album for some time. I talked to Kerry Kearney, my good friend and a great slide guitar player, about it. He had just taken over a music store in Brooklyn called King James Music. There is an empty flat upstairs from the store with two great-sounding rooms in it. We thought that this might be a good place to record. Originally I wanted to keep it simple and just record as a duo with him, but one thing led to another and before long we had assembled our usual cast of characters to record. Still, I wanted to record “old school” with a bunch of musicians in a room playing live at the same time, and I wanted to keep it acoustic – so that’s what we did.
I called up my friend, Danny Sheehan, who has a mobile recording setup (The Mobile Loft). He came down from Woodstock, set his gear up in one room, and we set up in the other. We filled the bathtub full of beer, soda and juice, and over the two nights of October 20th and 21st under a full moon we recorded a bunch of songs I'd written and some that Kerry and I had written together. Each one of those songs appears on the album. I’ve also included two bonus tracks that I recorded elsewhere: One More Round (A Requiem for the New Yorker) and Last Train Out, a song I wrote in memory of the late Allen Woody, which features label mate Jason Crosby on fiddle. Although a few of the songs on this album are 9/11 related (New Season, Soul Searchlight, These Colors Don’t Run and One More Round), I did not set out to do a 9/11 tribute album. I am a New Yorker so that event is never far from my mind.
I love the spontaneity of this project. Most of the songs had a brief discussion, one run-through and then were cut. We had a blast recording this stuff, and I think it comes through in the tracks. Hopefully you'll agree.
One final note: We didn't know it at the time, but the upstairs flat is apparently haunted. We must have awakened the ghost that lives there because doors slam, bells ring and floorboards creak all the time now. Kerry had someone who knows about supernatural things confirm this. Who knows? It could be true.
Michael F.
The Who Did What
Catfishin'
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar and Dobro, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano
I Know You Rider
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kane Daily - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Frank Celenza - Bass, Ray Grappone - Drums, Jimmy Fleming - Guitar
Crossroads Avenue
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Alexis P. Suter - Backup Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano
New Season
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Hammond Organ, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals
These Colors Don't Run
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Hammond Organ, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals
Honey, I Just Want You
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals
The Long Road Home
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic 12-String Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano
Oh Kathleen
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Slide Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Accordion, Alexis P. Suter, Amy Helm and Vicki Bell - Backup Vocals
Soul Searchlight
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic 12-String Guitar and Vocals, Amy Helm - Backup Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Professor Louie - Accordion, Tony Campo - Accordion
I Ain't Taking My Boots Off Here
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Kerry Kearney - Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Jimmy Fleming - Mandolin, Charlie Wolfe - Harmonica, Frank Celenza - Bass, Eileen Murphy - Drums, Jeff Naimoli - Percussion, Pete Sears - Piano, Tony Campo - Accordion
Last Train Out
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Jason Crosby - Fiddle, Amy Peters – Backup Vocals and Percussion, Dave Berg - Guitar, Dan Ehrlich - Bass, George Hooks - Drums, Mark Rechler - Keyboards
One More Round
Michael Falzarano - Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin and Vocals, Kane Daily - Dobro, Amy Helm - Backup Vocals, Pete Sears - Piano, Jon Smith - Synth

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