Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams
Something About You
'Bout You, recorded in Nashville with ace producer Rich Adler of
Soundwave Studios, is Amy Gallatin's first collaboration with resophonic
guitarist Roger Williams. Amy and Roger have been performing together
in Stillwaters since 2000 and share a common love of good country
harmony singing. Amy, whose last CD-release was 2001's Live in Europe,
has been a staple on the folk/bluegrass music circuit in the Northeast
since her relocation there from the western ranches where she began
singing professionally. Roger's country music pedigree is impeccable;
he is the son of Northeastern country singer Gerry Lee and steel
guitar player Curly Williams. Roger is well known throughout the
bluegrass/acoustic scene for his masterful touch on the resophonic
guitar, and is now coming into his own as a vocalist.
For this project, Amy and Roger pored over hundreds of vintage duets,
some of which Roger learned at his mother's knee--everything from
the Louvin Brothers to bluegrass greats Jim and Jesse to the Everly
Brothers, from obscure duos like Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens,
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Delia Bell and Bill Grant--and threw
into the mix a few contemporary tunes from the likes of Kevin Welch
and New Hampshire songwriter Rick Lang. Add some stellar session
musicians providing some classic pedal steel, fiddle, and honky-tonk
piano, and the result is 14 tunes that put the "K" back
if it isn't wonderful. I think it's the best thing that Amy has
done...one of the best albums I've heard this year. Amy's vocals...with
the power and tone of her voice, are tempered by Roger's baritone
which has been sanded smooth by cigarettes and, shall we say, maturity.
The song selections are perfect, the harmonies glorious, the sentiments
wonderfully maudlin (like any good old country song), and the Nashville
session players are amazing."
McKeon / WWUH- FM
Hartford, CT FM on Toast / Caterwaul
Williams - resophonic guitar
Rick Gordon -- lead and rhythm guitars
John Heinrich -- pedal steel
Ronnie Godfrey -- piano
Pat McInerny -- percussion
John Vogt -- acoustic bass
Mike Bub -- acoustic bass
Andrea Zonn -- fiddle
Shad Cobb -- fiddle
Matt Coombs -- fiddle, mandolin
Wayne Benson -- mandolin
Kathy Chiavola -- harmony vocals
Produced by Rich Adler and Roger Williams
Executive Producer Amy Gallatin
Recorded and mixed by Rich Adler, Sound Wave Studios, Nashville,
Mastering by Rich Adler, Sound Wave Studios
Vocal arrangements by Roger Williams and Amy Gallatin
Instrumental arrangements by Roger Williams with many thanks to
the musicians for their creative input--you guys so "got"
this project! Special thanks to Pat McInerny for your "positivity",
and for your steady hand in holding the groove for us.
Rich, you ARE the man! We will forever be grateful for your help
and support over the years; words cannot express. 'Twas twice as
fun working with you again!
Thanks also to Denise for watering the fish and feeding the flowers....and
to Cuzzin' Ken for being, as usual, our ears.
This album is dedicated to Roger's mom, Gerri Lee-- a great country
singer in her own right. The singing she and Roger did together
through the years are the original inspiration for this album.