RIGHT HAND MAN

This project could not have been possible without the love and dedication afforded me by my incredible friends and family.  Originally intended as a framework for my songwriting, it has also become a showcase for the individual and collective talents of the musicians and our production team.
 
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Catesby Jones
207 Brookwood Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403

Producer: Jeff Reid
Engineer: Brian Durham
Mixed & Mastered: J.K. Loftin, The Cape Fear Studio
Acoustic guitar/vocals: Catesby Jones
Piano/close harmonies: Jim Ellis
Drums: Scott Harrell
Bass guitars: Frank Mills
Electric guitar / vocals & Nashville tuning guitar: Steve Horrell
Harmony vocals: Cindy Horrell
B3 Organ: Terry Nash
Alto Saxophone: Mike Waddell
Dobro/pedal steel guitar: Clyde Mattocks
Harmonica: Rupert Oysler

Basic tracks recorded at The Cape Fear Studio.
Overdubs and vocals recorded at Ear To The Ground Recording.
Electric guitar and Cindy and Steve's vocals recorded at the Treehouse.

Cover Photography: Jeff Reid
Cover Art and Graphics: John Gibson
Printing: Billy Barwick - Alphagraphics

All songs written by Catesby Jones, Prospect Hill Music, BMI

Recorded Spring 2004 in Wilmington, N.C.

Dedicated to my wife Mimi and our beautiful children, Eliza and Mac, that they might know what it means to chase your dreams.

I would especially like to recognize Jeff Reid for his motivation and help selecting the songs, players and their placement.  Jeff, you kept us on time and on course.  Thank you my kind friend, the pleasure was all mine.  For additional Jeff Reid recordings go to Reidsongs.com

Brian Durham has worked countless hours recording and refining the tracks as Jeff's right hand man and engineer.  Brian, your joyful spirit is all over this recording.

Scott Harrell is steady as a clock, totally in tune with the details of his drum tones and the perfect foil for Frank Mills, whose delightful bass lines enhance every song.  Scott and Frank, this whole CD is resting on your strong shoulders.

I can't say enough about our piano man, Jim Ellis.  We have been playing club gigs together for almost 10 years and, along with his own songwriting skills, have established ourselves as an all original duo.  Jim, you are the best and a true friend.  I owe you.

We gave Steve Horrell the basic, rough mix of our live tracks with instructions to add a little electric guitar.  What we got back took the CD to a completely new level.  Weeks of overdubs, the beautiful harmony arrangements with Cindy Horrell and the eleven-layer do wop ensemble have blown us all away.  Steve and Cindy, I hope this is the beginning of something great.

The addition of Terry Nash's cool B3 organ and Mike Waddell's magical alto saxophone has given us a little "Heart and Soul".

Clyde Mattocks' playful dobro and petal steel provided a nod to our country cousins in Middle Tennessee and put a great big grin on my face.

Rupert Oysler's tasteful harmonica rounded out the project and rivals my recollections of Beale Street where I met my wife and played many a blues tune with the best.

I have recorded 30 guitar/vocal demos with J.K. but it was a lesson in the patience of perfection to watch him distill all of our efforts into the final mix.  Thank you for your support these past few years, for your great instincts and all the attention you gave this recording.

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