This album is the spark notes version of the 10 months immediately following college graduation.
More songs about transitions, anxiety, living at home, unemployment, and sadness, but with the added ingredients of contentedness, fulfillment, and actually getting a job that I love. Hope you don't hate it.
Endless thanks to the many friends who helped me put this together. I do not possess the creative or cognitive ability necessary to authentically express how grateful I am for all of you.
released March 18, 2013
The Michael Character - Acoustic guitar, vocals (and lyrics), mandolin, banjo, violin, xylophone, auxiliary percussion, singing bowl, ukulele
Connor (of The Michael Character) - Upright bass on tracks 2 and 7, acoustic lead guitar on track 1, backing vocals on tracks 5 and 7.
Anna - Vocals and harp on tracks 4 and 8
Eric - Upright bass on tracks 5 and 6
John - keys on track 7, backing vocals on track 8
Lance - backing vocals on track 5
Sean - backing vocals on track 5
The Pittsburgh Crew (Dylan, Justin, Taylor, Jackson, and Nathan, plus Dan even though he's not from Pittsburgh) - backing vocals on track 7
J.J. - backing vocals on track 6
Mostly recorded in a tiny bedroom in North Quincy, MA with a single MXL V63M condenser mic and Audacity.
Partially recorded in other people's bedrooms/living rooms with said mic.
Partially recorded by friends, presumably in their bedrooms as well but I can't say for certain.
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