1. Colorado (We Made It)
When I grew up in Boulder, the drive to Denver went something like this: after climbing the
grassy hill out of Boulder Valley, there was a taxidermist's house with a preserved giraffe
on the roof, three somewhat run down model A-frame homes, a few ponds, fences, and cows, and
a lot of open space. It's different now. These songs came from a desire to reconcile my memory
of being the boy in the back seat watching a unique and rural world fly by, with the man now
driving his son to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's amidst countless retail outlets, all
on the same stretch of road. Two concept albums (the Kinks' Arthur and the demo for
Randy Newman's Good Old Boys) inspired me to both write from a character's perspective,
and to devote a series of songs to try to capture the feeling of a time and place. When Do
agreed to produce and record the songs and Lori agreed to sing them, the project became much
more than I could ever have hoped, and I cannot thank them enough for all they have put into
this album. I am deeply grateful to everyone who sang, played, listened, critiqued, encouraged,
and contributed to this music. Thank you.
Lori DeGloria - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals (5). Alex Stemm-Wolf - Piano. Do Peterson - Drums, Bass (1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10,11), Background Vocals (1,2,5,11), Vibraphone (5), Guitar (6), Tuba (9). Tim Hedlund - Guitar (1,2,6,11). Kirk Van Scoyoc - Banjo (1,2), Background Vocals (1). Heather Poulsen - Background Vocals (1,2,3,5,11). Gretchen Ludwig - Background Vocals (1,2,3,5,11). Michele Sadlier - Background Vocals (1,11). Jessi Roemer - Background Vocals (2). Tim Teigen - Bass (2,6). Jimi Evans - Guitar (4). Anne Claire Broughton - Violins (6). Adam Ludwig - Trombone (9,10). Valerie Madsen - Percussion (10). Written by Alex Stemm-Wolf. Produced and Arranged by Do Peterson. Vocal Arrangement on "New Mall" by Jessi Roemer. Drumset Sound Engineering by Lars Hartman.