Released May 16, 2013.
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This album was written at a time when I was actively questioning my faith and my beliefs in a god. Since writing this album, my thoughts and stances have become quite nuanced, but I still consider this to be my favorite work yet, as I borrowed much from Isaiah, Chapter 27 in the Bible, a chapter that taught me a lot, as you'll hear.
Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the creation of this album through my Kickstarter campaign, as well as in spirit and kindness of thought to support me in telling my stories. I’ve gone through a number of transformations over the last four years since I first picked up a guitar and it’s nice to finally feel comfortable in my own skin as a musician. I hope you find something here that you enjoy.
I must thank my immediate family, as well as my extended family: Rick, Mauricio, René, Charley, Ben Adam, Scott, Alex, Dylan and Tat—I am grateful for your support throughout the years and for your willingness to be completely honest with me. I am forever indebted to Michael and Aaron (as well as everyone who listened and gave my constructive feedback throughout the process) for their encouragement to pursue the creation of this EP.
These stories live on because of you.
Craig Bidiman: Stories, guitar, vocals
Michael Bode: Piano (tracks 4, 5, 6), additional guitar on track 6
Field Recording on track 4 was recorded live by Bill Donaldson on August 24, 1997 during a church service at the Four Square Church in Brookings, Oregon. I was nine.
Album artwork: Luke Wenker Photography
Art direction: Nevan Doyle
Executive Producers: Blake Stolk and Craig Bidiman.
Produced by Matt Adams, Michael Bode, Aaron Broussard, Alex McElroy, and René Sanchez.
Mastered by Michael Bode and Aaron Broussard (track 6).
Engineered by Aaron Broussard and Craig Bidiman.
Recorded by Aaron Broussard and Craig Bidiman from February 6 – February 28, 2013 in Corvallis, Oregon.
Manufactured by Silver Sorenson at Atomic Disc in Salem, Oregon.