1. More Beautiful Than Ever (3:49)
2. Monon Railroad Blues (3:41)
3. The Water Is Wide (4:38)
4. Goin’ Down (2:46)
5. Worried Man (3:55)
6. Traded My Diamond (4:02)
7. Dark Night Of The Soul (3:43)
8. Maybelline (3:18)
9. Shine (4:20)
10. Friends And Kin (Times Of Joy) (3:40)
SHINE has been a long time comin’. The project includes some old traditional songs, some originals by the band, and some tunes by contemporary songwriters, all done up and reworked in the SMB style.
SHADOW MOUNTAIN BAND is:
Steve Lester – vocals/guitar/banjo
Johnny Ray Martin – vocals/autoharp
Gar Robertson – vocals/mandolin/dobro/banjo
Damian (Dooley) Lester – vocals/upright bass
Bobby Furgo – fiddle
Gabe Lester – drums/banjo
Darlene Lester – vocals (no longer appears with the band very often, but sings harmonies in the studio).
THE BACK-ROOM BOYS show up from time to time to inject a little chaos into the music: ‘The Unstoppable’ Jim Austin on slap bass; ’The Mando Commando’ Mark Ross on mandolin; Jeff Lantz on keyboards;TK Smith on guitar; Billy Rhea Bell on fiddle; Wally Ingram on spoons and other percussion.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
-Michael Farrow, for lending his golden ears to my mixes.
-Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, for giving SMB a home at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA.
-Jeff Church, for all the great graphics work over the last 25 years.
-All the folks that that love roots music from the heart, and come to hear us play.
This recording is dedicated to the memory of Chuck Heiss
Dear friends and supporters of the band. We have changed our policy and system of releasing music for Shadow Mountain Band, and all other artists on New Moon Records. We have spent the last 20 years sending plastic disks (yes, and even vinyl disks and cassettes) around the world. As the demand for physical product has diminished, we have begun to release our titles as digital only through the online outlets; Amazon, I-Tunes, etc. This, we feel, is kinder to the environment as well as relieving us of producing and inventorying large amounts of physical product.
What we have been trying lately, on a small scale, is making available to our friends and supporters, audio CDs made up in small numbers in our studio in Joshua Tree. These will have all the music from the digital releases, and will also contain extra music, live performances, hopefully enlightening graphics, and eventually, video. Digital distribution is obviously the wave of the future, but folks that come out to see the band often like to take something home with them, and we appreciate this. We feel that these custom packages will fill the bill nicely. They will be available at our concerts and currently through our Bandcamp page.
For folks on our mailing list, there will also be links to free downloads and YouTube videos, along with our regular monthly posting of our shows and news.
We value your support very much. When you enjoy our music, we are one with you. Please feel free to leave any comments you may have. Be well.