It is a rare occasion when the chapters of one’s life have clear-cut beginnings and ends. Oftentimes we must write new chapters ourselves in order to avoid stagnation. Sometimes, however, something so abrupt and dramatic will occur that it causes you to step back and realize that your childhood has ended and your life as an adult is about to begin.
The songs contained herein deal with this period of life. They are real conversations with and about myself, folks I know, and a young man I will never know. Writing and recording these songs allowed me to come to terms with the end of my childhood and the beginning of the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy listening to this collection as much as I enjoyed making it, which was a lot.
Shawn Catz, Terry Peters, Ambrose Waddell, Whitney Waddell, Amanda Glover, Kari Estrin, Jeremy Miller, Howard Bullen and Family, Bob, Maggie, and Kaytea Thompson, Leslie Rouffe, Tom and Drew Laney, Shilah Morrow, Carra Woodham and everyone at WQFS, Matt Anderson, Annissa Mason, Jeff Powell, Susan Marshall, Everyone at Grimey’s and The Basement, Chris Kro, My Family, the lovely Colleen Thompson, and anyone who appreciates honest music.
For My Mother
released August 4, 2009
Allen Thompson (vocals, guitars), Joe Andrews (guitars, vocals), Adam Popick (drums, bass, percussion, guitars, vocals), Charlie Worsham (banjo, mandolin, guitars, percussion, vocals), Josh Matheney (resonators), Ward Williams (pedal steel), Alex Gallagher (guitars), Eric Masse (percussion, vocals), Larissa Maestro (vocals), Jonathan Brock (percussion, vocals).
Produced by Allen Thompson, Eric Masse, Adam Popick
Mixed by Eric Masse and Adam Popick at Cabin on the Hill Studios
Mastered by Jeremy Miller at 2113 Mastering
Photographed by Hollis Bennett
Artwork by Chris Kro
Designed by Chris Kro and Allen Thompson
All songs written by Allen Thompson (ASCAP) except Shenandoah Seraph by Allen Thompson and Ben Jordan (ASCAP) and Break Me in Two by Allen Thompson and Larissa Maestro (ASCAP)
The Allen Thompson Band is Allen Thompson, Grayson Downs, Ray Dunham, Clint Maine and Chad Stuible. They have been making music in East Nashville and around the Country for Seven years. If they were going to stop, they would have done it by now.