In autumn 2018 I went to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with Salim Nourallah and his band, Richard on keys, Joe on guitars, Jason on bass and drums, and John on drums and bass and in a co-production role with Salim and as a fifth member of his band. After Nashville we retired to Dallas where all but Joe live (he lives in San Antonio) and worked on overdubs, mixing was next…then the pandemic hit. Finally, the album is now mixed and will be released in early 2023 but before that, we have the See You In Marfa EP from those sessions released today on Bandcamp. A CD is also available and streaming will be from August 19th. The lead track on the EP will be Hold On To The Night, complete with a video featuring an animated yours truly and co-written (a bit) by me.
This whimsical video was done by an Australian videographer/musician, Jordan Thompson:
Here is the text from Salim’s FB page with the short version of how it all came together and below the text is a link to a magazine interview with the longer story. I hope you enjoy it.
It’s a big day here in Nourallahland. I’ve been waiting 3 1/2 years to release Hold On To The Night. We recorded it in Nashville in September 2018 with Marty Willson-Piper augmenting our band. Marty also helped me finish the tune. It’s part of a five-song EP available today on Bandcamp. Ten more songs from the sessions will be coming out on a full-length LP top of next year!