1. "Who's Texting You": I wrote this song a year or two earlier. Just a basic play off the cheating woman or man story, with the implementation of modern technology of texting. Part of this was because I see so many couples fussing over one or both of them constantly being on the cellphone, even if cheating is never involved. My late wife, Bridget, even used to get on me for staying on the iPhone too much. As usual, she was right! I tried to curtail my use, especially around her. On this one, I'm playing a Phil Jones Lower Broadcaster on the rhythm guitar, through a 1980 "red knob" twin reverb amp. On the lead parts, I do the intro lead with an Eric Clapton "Blackie" through a Fulltone OCD into the same red knob Alonzo Pennington plays, using his custom made Harper guitar through my OCD and red knob twin.
Danny Bell plays keyboards, and also the harmony guitar parts which walk up and down. James Sullivan plays bass, and Erik Eicholtz plays drums on this, and all of the tracks.
twin. On the lead break, I play the first part with the same setup, then
JD Wilkes from the Legendary Shack Shakers, who was an original member of 61 South back in the 90s! The cool thing about his harmonica on this CD was the amp he used was an old Western Auto store solid-state Truetone amp about the size of a lunchbox. So there is no manipulation at all to the sound on the recording. It
8. "Sandy Lee": Very unusual story behind this one. It began a couple of years earlier when the office manager where I worked said that I should write a song about her. And I told her jokingly that I would. And then one day of course I was messing around and came up with the story behind this one about how she was responsible for getting my money to me. I played a 1970 Gibson J 50. Solon Smith is on piano. Greg Walker on bass. The last line about the gun was kind of funny. The engineer, Heath Glisson had misunderstood me and thought I said that in the demo recording, and then thought about it and said why don't you really say that in the song, so I did .
James played bass and as on all tracks on the album, Erik Eicholtz was on drums!