So, my dear old friend, former band mate in Silverman and brilliant guitarist/singer/songwriter Sam Broussard, asked me to record very basic guitar/vocal tracks for a couple of songs so he could experiment with adding harmonies and guitar and God knows what else in his studio in Lafayette, LA. I got hooked up via Penny Nichols via Severin Browne with the delightful and talented Ed Tree and his great little Treehouse Studio in San Gabriel - really close to where I live in South Pasadena. We recorded Dreamtime and Into the Breathless. I'm playing guitar and Ed added simple bass parts to help with pitch while recording. Ed also played his high-strung 1947 Martin 0018 on Dreamtime. Here they are in the raw - you can sing harmonies and add your own solo (16 bars!) on Breathless :-)
Dreamtime was inspired by three places; a house where Thom Tollerson and Phil Rolleston and I stayed over night in Vermont while on tour as The Kindred Spirit a billion years ago, the Yellow House where Sam and Ron Norris and Bryan Cumming and I lived in Ridgefield, CT as Silverman, and a place I have seen only but repeatedly in my actual dreams.
The first little seedling of "Into the Breathless" began in a couple of chords Patrick was strumming sitting on the sofa one night, only a couple of weeks before he died. I finished it a few weeks later.