It’s ten songs–six are tunes I wrote, plus three covers by songwriters I admire deeply (Hank Williams, the Carter Family, and Jake Landers), and one traditional song to anchor the whole collection.
Runs Real Good covers a lot of ground–love, loss, anger, bitterness, resignation, forgiveness, hope, and redemption–framed by some really fine picking and singing.
I had a lot of extraordinary help in putting the album together, from a cast of amazing musicians that included Annie Staninec’s fearless fiddle and Caleb Klauder’s fine tenor vocal and mandolin, to Pharis Romero’s inspired jacket design, and most of all Ivan Rosenberg’s leave-no-stone-unturned recording and mixing.
It’s been a whole lot of fun writing and recording this album and I can’t wait for people to hear it. Now, maybe the next one won’t take quite so long.