Nine Songs

by Jonathan Vassar

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released January 1, 2002

Recorded and Mixed by Bryan Hoffa in his basement: "Domestic Sound" in the fall of 2001. Initially released as a limited printing of 100, with the help of Bruce Wilkinson in the winter of 2002.

Mastered by Joshua Quarles of Q Sound in the winter of 2013.

Bryan Hoffa: Drums, shaker
Karl Runge: Violin
Jeff Liverman: Mandolin on 'Rose of Sharon'
Josh Small: Mandolin on 'Hillcrest'
Jess Hoffa: Musical Saw
Randy Latimer: Piano

with thanks to Mom, Dad, Kathryn, Randy and Cindy, Derek and Lacey, Ryan Jones, Betsy and David, Chris, Josh, Amber, Colin, John Sessums, Trixie Delicious and The Lott Lizards, Guy and Jolene, Caroline and especially Antonia <3
+ the Fisher-Dukes
Special thanks to Mark Snyder, Reid Dodson, Jeff Liverman and Randy Latimer, and Bruce.
Additional thanks to Patrick Phelan, Paul Watson, and Josh Camp.


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Track Name: Jefferson
"Running down Jefferson, I'm waiting for the day to end...a grant or a heaven sent, a vision to climb within..."
Track Name: Hillcrest
"i remember those ribbons best, around her neck, the day that she left..."
Track Name: The Last Resort
"She's on the up and down, she's staying at the last resort in town."
Track Name: Rose of Sharon
"Thanks for your heart though it was never mind, but with you sometimes it's hard to tell..."
Track Name: Gallows Road
"You better find someone else, someone new, to throw yourself into, now that I'm through with you..."
Track Name: Alaska
"Nothing says welcome back home, like talking to a lover you have long outgrown."
Track Name: Match Made in Heaven
"you said i always placed you too high, next to an angel or a saint...for that the fault is mine, both of them you ain't..."
Track Name: The Leftover Lady
"This is for the day, when everything gets worse, and everything she curses comes around..."
Track Name: Philadelphia
"pretending to understand all the pretty things she says.."