I have to admit that when david m bailey approached me about setting up my family\'s cabin in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the middle of winter to record an instrumental album, I had my doubts. Sure, I had previously been involved in 2 other bailey recordings in mountain cabins, but those both were primarily laying down songs that david had previously written, involving his melodic craftmanship and gifted songwriting. This one was different. It would be based in david\'s vision of pulling together 5 of his musician friends to create a completely instrumental album over the course of 5 days, in the isolation of a rustic enviornment in the middle of an unpredictable Virginia mountain winter. As david consistenly shares in his music, I should have had more faith. What resulted under his guidance, and with the gifts of a cabin full of talented musicians, were 5 days of creativity, artistic exploration and downright fun. I heard the final recording today and it blew me away. With the talent of david\'s producer (one of the cabin 5), Donnie Holcombe, david has given us another one to put up on that shelf which only holds the best of our musical collection. Those of us who have the opportunity to share in david\'s music know that he is truly one of the great artists today who brings an unique and inspirational approach to his craft. I am honored to have been part of this project. Simply put, all of us loved making this album. It was a special experience for us, and we sincerely hope will enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed creating. As david would say, Peace. John Whitlow _________________ After 12 years and 17 CDs of making music hailed for it's lyrics, David listened to his fans who had been urging him to do an instrumental album. He called together a few of his talented friends for a a weekend in a mountain cabin. They got there Friday night and left Sunday morning with aching fingers and a mountain of music. 5 guys. 7 guitars. 1 mandolin, 1 dobro, 1 fiddle a few harmonicas, 1 bass no words. All notes. The results were amazing.
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