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The Forgetting

by Steven Grigsby

Steve Grigsby sings original music with an Innovative guitar and dobro style in the tradition of Steve Goodman, Dave Mathews, and Jackson Browne.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. The Forgetting
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2. My Home Town
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3. Humboldt County Overture
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4. Barracks Street
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5. Easy Mistake
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6. Jenny Come Home
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7. The Wind and the Thunder
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8. The Girls Who Work At Nell's
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9. Take Me Back
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10. Lover of the Sun
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11. West Virginia
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This collection of songs was written over several decades. It is hard to put everything in one pot, but these songs seem to belong together as a suite, even though some are recent and some date back years. I was surprised to find that at the end of the day, Resonator Guitar was on nearly every piece. This is a wonderful instrument. It lends an orchestral backing to almost any song you do, and is very adept at expressive playing. Even if you aren't a virtuoso.

Most cuts feature either Arnie Helmnik or Lani Thomsen-Grigsby on Bass; Lani also plays keyboard and synthesizer on others.

The Songs:

"The Forgetting" from 2015 is the most recent song in this suite, and it deals with what happens after a relationship fades. I was delighted to be able to use my old 1937 Martin on this recording after having had it restored to playability by local luthier Tom Dowell.

Next, "My Home Town" speaks to the nostalgia most of us feel about the towns from where we came. Annie Helmnik played upright bass on this cut.

Here's the rest of the rundown:

"Humboldt County Overture" is a song about moving on from what is safe to what is not, even when you don't want to leave.

We had a lot of fun with "Barracks Street" and Lani Grigsby added rich Cajun Accordion sounds to the mix. This song is for New Orleans where we spent time.

"Easy Mistake" is an ode to those with lesser fortune than ourselves.

"Jenny Come Home" is a song that dates back to the 70's but was never recorded or published until now. Same as Easy Mistake.

"The Wind and the Thunder" is about the close calls we have in life, based on some true experiences.

"The Girls who work at Nells" is an encounter at a late night coffee shop in LA, albeit platonic. Annie Helmnik also plays bass on this track.

"Take Me Back" is basically an ode to California, for all the problems it now has, I still see the ocean even now.

"Lover of the Sun" is just a wistful romantic song, and "West Virginia" where I live is a song about just that.

Instruments used include a Martin 000-21, Martin DX1, Martin DC-16GTE, Goldstar banjo, Dean Bass, Alesis QS8.1, Kurtzweil K2500X, Ovation Mandolin, Royal Resonator slide guitar, Royal Acoustic Resonator guitar, and Roland SR18 digital drum machine. All tracks were recorded at SongSpring Music in Berkeley Springs, WV.

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