"Hey, Little Max"
An SEM blues tune off the "Mr. Misunderstood" record, live at Tierney's Tavern in NJ. Scott is joined by Matt Raymond on the upright bass and Lee Jeffryes on drums, and playing his little Larrivee parlor guitar through a 1967 Fender Princeton Reverb.
"It's A Long Way"
A previously unreleased tune for the next record. Written after a dark spell. They say good things come out of that stuff... Shot in a loft in New York by Matthew Wachsman, with George McMorrow on audio. Playing a 1934 Gibson L-00 through a 1964 Gibson Falcon amp.
In some spare time, Scott fronts The Deep Dig, modern retro soul band with longtime friends and veteran NY musicians, after digging through the record collections in their heads and playing some tunes at a party. They wind up putting their own sultry funk touches on an eclectic stable of tunes from Bill Withers, Lucinda Williams, Allen Toussaint, John Hiatt and more. This Gershwin classic was captured at an impromptu hang at O'Donoghue's in Nyack, NY.
"Take It In"
A gentle reminder to breathe. Written for a friend who was fighting breast cancer. She won. This song is off of "Home Bittersweet Home," recorded at Mexicali Live in NJ, while opening for Dan Bern. SEM playing his 1932 Martin 0-18.
"Hard On The Outside"
From "Home Bittersweet Home," live with trusty old Gibson at the Coffee with Conscience concert series in Westfield, NJ.
"Nobody Loves You Like Me"
A love song that has been part of several weddings now... Off the "Home Bittersweet Home" CD. Live at The Goldhawk, Hoboken, NJ. SEM playing a custom vintage-style guitar by master John Greven.
An older tune from "Songs For The Record." Shot a while back at the Brennan Coffee House in Jersey City, NJ, in an historical cavernous Court House turned into a great music venue for special events. SEM playing his little Larrivee parlor guitar.
"The End Of The Day"
An old favorite, originally on the "Songs For The Record" CD. It's about living each day for what it is, without regret. Shot in an NYC loft with a 1934 Gibson L-00 through a 1964 Gibson Falcon amp. Camera shot by Matthew Wachsman, sound recorded by George McMorrow.
Keeping Time: New Music from America's Roots
This is an excerpt from the great series on The Sundance Channel on me and my old Writer's Hang performance series/residency. The series, directed by Gillian Grisman (Grateful Dawg, et al), also shined a light on Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch and many other amazing artists. Grateful to be part of it...