Thank you to the Ford Family for providing their home as the location for this recording.
"Thomas Lowry built the house for his daughter’s wedding, back in 1926. The house still contains the prohibition era hidden liquor storage closets, bars, and private rooms that made it practical to illegally serve liquor! The grand staircase and huge party rooms still resonate with the society parties and rambunctious youthful gatherings that christened the house.
It was a more gracious era. The (huge) house had just two bedrooms and staff quarters for four. (Butler, driver, cook, maid.) The four car garage out back contained a bay which allowed easy access to underneath the car to do repairs.
The house is an interesting combination of the nostalgic storybook style with some of the emerging elements of the more streamlined interiors of the international style which reflects the rollicking, whimsical 1920s."
Magnus P. Butterwhiffle, A Local Historian
released 25 October 2012
Jim Ruiz – guitar, vocals, bass on 11
Emily Ruiz – drums, vocals on 4
Charlotte Crabtree – bass, vocals
Produced by Allen Clapp
Peter Anderson drums on 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Allen Clapp piano on 3, guitar on 6, vocals on 5, 7, tambourine on 3, 7
Mike Crabtree guitar on 5, 10, 12
Max Eider guitar on 2
David Hamilton keyboards on 2, 6, 11, 12,13
Clint Hoover harmonica on 11
Allison LaBonne guitar on 4, 13, vocals on 7
Jim Ouska guitar on 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, piano on 8
Peter Robelia trumpet on 3, 9
David Salmela piano on 6, 9, 14
David Schelzel, mixing on 11, studio consultation
Brian Tighe guitar on 1
Mixed by Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn Studio, Sunnyvale, CA
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA