I wasn’t born or raised in Montana. I probably won’t die there either, unless I go pheasant hunting with Dick Cheney. But, I did go to Flathead High School and I consider Kalispell to be home. There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since 1966, the year I graduated. This album is my homage to Montana. Some of it comes directly out of experiences I’ve had there. Some of it doesn’t. You can chalk the rest up to good ole fashioned lament, I suppose. Anyway, for better or worse, this is for my classmates.
Brown Grass Music –
When I called Paul Scholten of County Q Productions in Nashville, I told him I had an album I wanted to do (in what we know these days as) “unplugged.” He said that was great, that he loved cutting records that way, sort of like “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” I responded; “well, let’s just say I want to do the album unplugged.” I’ve always thought of my favorite country music as being more along the lines of white trash blues, but I didn’t especially want to reveal that to Paul at the time. So, I sent him the work tape and he charted out the tunes for his hand-picked blue grass studio band to play on the album. When I arrived in Nashville and went into the studio, Paul told our sound engineer, Rob Matson, that we were going to spend the day cutting a “brown grass” album.
Okay. I can live with that. Maybe that’s a little more flattering than “white trash blues.” Maybe it isn’t. Either way, it's heartfelt and that's the point. Enjoy it.
You can find it at CDBaby.com or iTunes. Just go to my site for all the links and information: www.DownFromMontana.com