This album largely references my experience helping care for a young mother of three receiving hospice-at-home. "In the Orchard" is about her transition out of life.
"Break Me Slow", is about her death, through the eyes of her husband.
Dedicated to the memory of Joanna Curran.
released October 9, 2001
Vesper Stamper: voice, guitar, piano, mountain dulcimer, water glasses
Ben Stamper: electric guitar, voice, banjo
Josh Stamper: guitar
Brooks Williams: slide guitar
Daniel Brindley: djembe
Chris Benelli: drums
Mark Giacobbe: pipe organ*
Album cover by Terry Winters, used by permission, with our immense gratitude.
1883 Hook and Hastings organ, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Staten Island, also used with our immense gratitude.
Recorded at Shoestring Studio, Amherst, MA
Thanks to Rusty Annis
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