Although hijacked for political and other purposes in recent years, the rainbow still ably stands on it's own to speak directly to each of us of beauty, redemption, promise, and spirit - after a time of rain. Eventually we all settle down and in retrospect see that life has over the years offered us an endless rainbow of choices and paths we can take. Jerry Hester and Gary Nelson are long time friends as well as singer-songwriter-musicians who have played their music at various intimate venues in and around southern California. They compose in whatever musical style fits the mood of the song. Pop, Light Rock, Country, Americana, Folk, what have you. This album offers musical variety, from fast moving rough and tumble 'Rattlesnake Hyde' to nostalgic and tender 'Lace and White Satin', from a more moody and jazzy 'Endless Rainbows' to the light rock of 'This Big City', you're sure to enjoy listening to this collection of original tunes. RATLESNAKE HYDE - accused and on the run, dust devils and a slide guitar GODS GIFT - easy listening, finger picking, peddle steel and 5-string JANUARY CHILD- love at first sight, spectacular violin solo DON'T CRY MICHELLE - you can go back home, terrific background vocals SOMETIMES IN THE MORNING - got to have that woman LACE AND WHITE SATIN - a little girl dresses up WHERE IS THE LIGHT - who are we who sit alone? I WASN'T BORN YESTERDAY - rock on ENDLESS RAINBOWS - cool jazz styling with a smooth sax solo THIS BIG CITY - going back to the land, hot slide licks TO BE A CHILD - restart the simple life, great peddle steel solo YOU OUGHT TO GO - 3's a crowd, great country tele and honky-tonk piano Kirk Brown - Peddle steel guitar Bob Chimits - Saxophone Rick Dunham - 5-string banjo Steve Gardner - Drums Jerry Hester - Additional guitars, vocals Paul McIntire - Violin Russell Mercer - Bass, rhythm, lead guitars, 4-string banjo Gary Nelson - Vocals Mike Stone - Slide guitar Teresa Taylor - Keyboard piano, organ, strings, background vocals and additional vocals Producer: Russell Mercer Mastering: Barry Wood, The Other Room.
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