The ‘Midnight Light’ album with myself on six and twelve-string guitar and sax/flute player Scott Sheerin. Including the super-cool engineer/musician Daniel Lanois at the recording console in his Hamilton, Ontario studio (my birthplace!). Produced by Canadian musician/producer David Essig. We recorded everything live to tape over two intense, exhilarating days.
“This listening experience can be likened to a reflection pool with the Canadian North shimmering on the surface.“
Contributions from the amazing musicianship of David Essig, Daniel Lanois, Scott Merritt, Bob Becker, Kimberly Boyce, Carleen Amos and Paula Hassard, along with Jude Johnson and Rob Wallinger, made it all happen. After such a long time, I still have much gratitude and always will.
Listen to some clips on the Spotify player above. It can be purchased for download on iTunes. For the hardcore audiophile, the original vinyl is available, as well as cassette tapes that can be purchased on this site, as well as the CD release. PURCHASE HERE.
Hopefully, this music will live on as a part of Yukon’s rich musical heritage. I like to think that time hasn’t taken the shine off our music. It still resonates for many listeners, all the way from 1981. I hope it does for you as well!
I’m intrigued with the idea of translating imagery into sound. Using the virtual ANS program that allows you to do so, I loaded a picture of Stephen King and manipulated the following piece. Has a creepy tinge to it. How apropos!
This track is a little more accessible from one of our sessions while exploring new ideas. My dad’s art serves as the background. There’s a bit of distortion here and there because the remix had some issues. I will revisit at some point.