NOTES (flash thoughts)
We started this album (record) after Luckenbach (Viva Terlingua). We decided that "Dale Ash by and Father" had found that assignment so easy they might as well follow us "around the horn." It led us through over two years of recording and eighty-five boxes of tape.
I wanted to catch us in all kinds of moods and situations and eventually we went back to Luckenbach where we spent the final summer with Hondo in his town. The magic as always was there. After we left the news came that Hondo had rolled on. We remember the life always. He is always with us,
a part of all of us all ways.
These songs are really my whole musical sides (we have enough for an album or two left over). I didn't honestly know it would show. (So from upstate New York square dances to Texas country stomps ain't so hard if you don't walk every step with me!) I just hope you easily understand and enjoy.
To Michael Brovsky a special thanks for the hours of patience and mixes (and tasteful overdubs, never losing the essence). (I mean eighty-five boxes of tape! That's a challenge even to lift them empty! ! )
To The Lost Gonzo Band -my very best on their own. This album is a good summary of all our playing, living and general desire of being. So go rock 'n roll- country -blues -science fiction -and experience all the joy of living life with music.
There are some other musicians here -probably the new live-on- stage band. I'm glad they could be part of this group of songs because they will be part of alII do in the next period. (What?) They will all be noted per cut. (I hope there ain't nothin' to this silly or bidness but weird quirks.)
Last thought -
It feels good; so it must be good. I had a good time living its ups and downs, its frustrations, its joys.
So what else is there but to keep on carryin' on.
Jerry Jeff Walker
Your constant hobo
Willie Nelson: Guitar, Vocals
David Briggs: Keyboards
Karen Brooks: Vocals
Dave Perkins: Guitar
Charles John Quarto: Vocals
Ray Wylie Hubbard: Vocals
James Baker: Trombone
Dr. Patterson Barrett: Guitar (Steel)
Kenneth A. Buttrey: Drums
Vassar Clements: Violin
Ron Cobb: Saxophone
Hondo Crouch: Vocals
Donny Dolan: Drums
Kelly Dunn: Organ
John Inmon: Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Jeff Walker: Guitar, Vocals
Steve Keith: Violin
Freddie "Steady" Krc & Wild Country: Percussion , Drums, Vocals
Leo LeBlanc: Guitar (Steel)
Robert Livingston: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Donald McClure: Keyboards
Weldon Myrick: Guitar, Guitar (Steel)
Shari Neuwelt: Vocals
Gary P. Nunn: Keyboards, Vocals
Norbert Putnam: Bass
Bobby Rambo: Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Tomás Ramírez: Wind
Bee Spears: Bass
Herb Steiner: Guitar (Steel)
Susan Walker: Vocals
Homer Willis: Harmonica