A long time coming, this record was recorded in a series of sessions over several years. All of the takes are live, with very little embellishment beyond what was happening in the room at that moment. A document of seven years worth of songs, this record finally brings Ryan's dynamic live to show a recorded format
released September 24, 2011
Produced by: David "Goody" Goodrich
Engineered and Mixed by: Mark Thayer at Signature Sounds Studios, Pomfret CT
Mastered by: Ian Kennedy at New Alliance
Design, Art Direction: Susan DeAngelis
Photography: Jamie Meditz
Ryan Fitzsimmons - guitar and vocals
The Ryan Fitzsimmons Band:
Jim Larkin - drums
Dana Price - violin on 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, vocals on 1, 2, 10
Faisal Aswat - bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10
Ian Goldstein - mandolin on tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, electric guitar on 1, 6,
Exile on Elm St:
Kara Kulpa - violin on 5, 9, 11, lap steel on 7, vocals on 5, 11
Danielle Miraglia - vocals on 7, 9, and 11
Greg Klyma - mandolin on 5, 11, vocals on 5, 11
Tom Bianchi - upright bass on 5, 11, vocals on 11
David "Goody" Goodrich - fender rhodes on 1, electric guitar on 7
Thank you to
Meredith Fitzsimmons, Sean Grimes, Sue DeAngelis, Jamie Meditz, Marilyn Edge, Mom, Todd, Craig, Krissy, Jimmy, Justin, Riley, Uncle Pat, Dick, Beth, Chris, Mariah and Ella Venner, Jason Kitayama, Sam Margolis, John Windle, Yukon Stubblebine, Mike Piehl, Laurence Scudder, Jake Bush, Dietrich Strause, Hugh McGowan, Tim Lewandowski, Jeff Gaynor, Brett Hobin, Corey Hobin, Matthew Giannaros, Ryan Montbleau, Todd Lehman, Brendan Hogan, Dar Williams, Patrick Norton and the Narrows Center for the Arts, Nancy Scott, Joe Stewart, Billy Beard and The Lizard Lounge, Jeremy Gotlieb and Toad, Matt Smith and Club Passim, The Flying Furlanis and No Place Special, Kathy Sands-Boehmer, Geoff Bartley, Jamie Barth, Rob Mattson, Tom Groleau, Chuck Anastasiou, Kevin O'Brien, Adam Sweeney, Erik Alan, Levin Schwartz, all the rest of the Amity Front, Rusty Belle, Brian Austin Whitney, Ourstage.com
, John Fuzek, Joanne Lurgio and RISA, Tracey Delfino, Shawna Lea Kelley, Everyone at The Music Emporium, and Gus.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Eugene Fitzsimmons, Jerry Balchunas, Walter J Leonard, and Quinn.
Special thanks to Susan and Fred Deangelis for getting this project going, and the continued support!
This record would not have been possible without the donations of many generous people, especially Todd Fitzsimmons, Colleen Manning and Robert S., Michael Ty Fitzsimmons, Dan Tappan, Jim and Caroline O'Hara, Joe Caruso, Sandra Roe, Chris & Mariah Venner, Sean Grimes, Ian Goldstein, Sarah and Greg Cattano, Craig Fitzsimmons, Michelle Morin, Marie and David Boneparth, Leslie Drescher, Mary Lou Rabideau-Bruno, Andrew Cahill, Rob Mattson Jill Ortolano, Clint Moyer, Shawna Kea Kelley, Daniel Catapano, Margaret Pistello, and Antje Hegemann. Thank you to everyone that made this happen!
All songs written by Ryan Fitzsimmons (c)2011 BMI except track 1, written by Ryan Fitzsimmons and JJ Baron
Roots Edge Music
Fall River, MA 02722