released 11 October 2008
“Things I Will Need in the Past”
Charlene Kaye—vocals, piano, electric & acoustic guitars, Wurlitzer, banjo, glockenspiel
Darren Criss—vocal on 7, backing vocal on 2 & 8
Emily Haltom— violin, backing vocals on 2, 3 & 4
James Hart—upright bass on 3 & 5, electric bass on 2 & 7
Ross Huff—trumpet and flugelhorn
Diana Keung – cello on 6, 7, 8, and 9
Dave Koenig—upright bass on 1, 4, 7 & 11
Spencer Michaud— backing vocals on 4
Laurel Premo—dobro on 7, guitar & backing vocal on 10
Jim Roll—backing vocals on 2, 3, & 7
Jared Saltiel—conga, brushes, & backing vocals on 4
Michael Swain—drums & percussion
Taryn Wood – cello on 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10, backing vocals on 2 & 3
Produced by Charlene Kaye and Jim Roll
Additional production by Liann Kaye, Jared Saltiel, and Dave Koenig.
Recorded, and mastered by Jim Roll
Mixed by Jim Roll and Charlene Kaye
Album artwork and direction by Adam Baker, Cheryl Andrey and Charlie Wagers for Three Bears Design. www.threebearsdesign.com
All songs written and arranged by Charlene Kaye. All sounds were captured by Jim Roll at Backseat Productions on Jackson Rd. in Ann Arbor, MI except Darren Criss and Laurel Premo’s voice and instruments, which were recorded at Charlene’s house. The grand piano on "Magnolia Wine" and "Human" were recorded by Geoff Michael at Big Sky studios.
First, foremost, and most importantly, this record would not at all have been possible without the loving hands of Jim Roll. The amount of heart, beauty and energy he has put into this project is astounding, and I’ll never forget the experience of making this record with him. I am forever in awe of his talents and kindness.
Mom, Dad, and Nat for their bottomless love, wisdom and guidance.
Daddy for his encouragement, inspiration, and faith in me.
My band for being my devoted self-proclaimed Charlenes, for continually reminding me what this is all about, and for steel-toed heels, bear claws, bells, burritos, and Disney singalongs.
Liann Kaye for being my supersister, my sage, muse, cheerleader, personal genius, and for comic relief.
Jared Saltiel and Dave Koenig for being amazing friends and my unwavering pillars of support.
Jenny Armstrong for being my other sister, my best friend, and my one & only foo.
Antony Abraham for listening, sharing and learning.
James Hart, Johnny Stallion and Jordan Zielke for basement jams, bandannas, and the spirit of rock & roll.
Derek Barber for giving me new ears to listen and new eyes to see.
Spencer Michaud for lessons, long talks and good karma.
David Wiliamson, Franklin Shaddy, and Sean Riddell for being the first.
Adam Baker, Cheryl Andrey and Charlie Wagers for their visionary minds, zealous pencils, blisteringly fast communication and abundant joie de vivre.
Garrett & the Bells and Torrey & the Kolesars for being there.
One very special thank you to all the Ann Arbor musicians and songwriters I have had the pleasure of meeting and playing with these past few years. I’m honored to carry the torch you’ve lit for me.
All songs © 2008 Charlene Kaye