The Making of "I Hold Gravity"
Thank you I See Hawks in L.A. who lit the fire for this soundtrack of our travels; co-writers Bobby, Ernie and Ed who helped gather the wood; Paul Lacques, who fanned the flame; the exquisite musicians who stoked it blazing; Alfonso Rodenas and Michelle Mancini who made it sparkle; Mitch Zelezny, Steve Croes, Stephanie Spehar and Lindsey Smith whose insights shaped it; artist Christine Spehar whose art design graces it.
Produced by Paul Lacques and Gerry Spehar; Recorded by Shawn Nourse, Gerry Spehar, Paul Lacques and Chris Tuttle; Mixed by Alfonso Rodenas; Mastered by Michelle Mancini (Larrabee Sound Studios)
To my beautiful Susan: But a token of your glory. I hold gravity and I love you.
Drums: Shawn Nourse; Bass: Paul Marshall; Acoustic Guitar: Gerry Spehar
Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Dobro: Paul Lacques
Organ, Piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Accordion, Synth: Chris Tuttle
Surdo (I Hold Gravity), Dulcimer and Black Box (Into The Mystic): Tommy Jordan
Trumpet: Erinn Bone (Be Nemanic); Dan Clucas (Holy Moses Doughboy)
Fiddle (Muleshoe Mules): Gabe Witcher
Percussion (I Hold Gravity and Into The Mystic): Nelson Marquez
Lead Vocals: Gerry Spehar
Backing Vocals: Dirt – The Love Susan Choir; Muleshoe Mules – Elizabeth McNabb, Gerry Spehar; I Hold Gravity – Tommy Jordan, Gerry Spehar; Be Nemanic – Christine Spehar, Tommy Jordan, Gerry Spehar; Holy Moses Doughboy and Here In The Pass – Bobby Allison, Gerry Spehar; Mr. & Mrs. Jones – Gerry Spehar; How To Get To Heaven From LA – Tommy Jordan, Paul Marshall, Paul Lacques; God Lubbock – Rob Waller, Paul Marshall, Gerry Spehar; Into The Mystic – Tommy Jordan, Elizabeth McNabb