"Somethin' Like That" started with a guitar groove our son Peter came up with during a visit. It has a Louisiana/Nashville feel with down home guitars and an ending that just came naturally, especially Mike Chapman's funny bass lick that finished it off.
"Still Breathing" is a song Judy wrote with NYC singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski about suddenly and gratefully realizing you've survived a traumatic time. A dramatic piece, we experimented to get the dynamics just right for this cinematic soundscape. Judy is on piano for this one; Catherine Styron Marx plays string pads.
"Something Bad" is a slow blues funk where John found a place to hit his 'trash' cymbal. John experimented with this one and changed the groove significantly from the way he and Judy first played it; then Kerry Marx added a very cool guitar riff. Enough said.
"When The Day Is Over" was inspired by a time before the internet and cell phones, when families sat together on the porch to share their day with a peaceful ending. This song about moments off the grid called for sweet southern blues, featuring Chris Leuzinger's slide guitar, Jennifer O'Brien's soulful backgrounds and Catherine's B-3.
"There You Are" is the song of us. It's a ballad of how love can begin and grow through time to become eternal. Judy plays keys; Sam Levine is featured on flute.
"You Want It Back" started with an old R&B drum beat. Put Kerry Marx's lead guitar together with Sam Levine's sax solo and you get something that is just plain fun to play. Jennifer O'Brien joined Judy for some slamming background vocals. Nathan smith, our engineer put it simply: we nailed it!
"Sweet Dreams" When we were planning this album, John said he wanted to do an instrumental to feature the musicianship of these great players. This song captures the beauty of their souls. It somehow completes this album perfectly. We can't stop listening to it.