Through the years, the friendship we've shared as twin brothers has endured as an immeasurable constant at it's strongest when performing, writing, and recording together. Over the past decade, some of our most treasured times have been performing together with our band, Relic. This record began as a side project to focus on writing and arranging our own material. In the process, we've been able to work with some of the most talented and well respected musicians in the genre. Jeff Guernsey, whose creative influence stretches far beyond the amazing session work he did on this record, continues to prove himself as top notch performer, teacher, and friend. We've also had the pleasure of getting to know Jeff's brother Ivan Guernsey, an artist and luthier - builder of some of the most sought after custom resonator guitars in the country. Perhaps the biggest thank you goes to Steve Cooley, who has become one of our closest personal friends and absolutely the hardest working musician we know. -Bibelhauser Brothers Song notes: Colorado River - Inspired by the changing planet we live on, I wrote this tune as an expression of my thoughts on the careless over consumption of mother-nature by all of us. Working For The Man - Co-written by Mark Maupin, this song began as an anthem to an immigrant worker, lost and far removed from home. Mark has always created the perfect canvass on which to paint a musical picture. Thank you my friend. Life Without You - In a decidedly antiquated style, reminiscent of the late, great Jimmie Rodgers, this tune tells the timeless tale of love lost and separating hearts. Mornings - This song came a few years back in a moment of reflection on the constants that exist throughout times of change and growth. Ever Since the Day - More of an old-school country tune than anything else on the record, this was written for the fiddle work of Jeff Guernsey; a true musician & friend. Crandall Canyon -In August of 2007 the disastrous collapse of a Utah coal mine killed six miners and three rescue workers before the recovery mission was called off. This Old World - A portion of this tune, borrowed from an old traditional rendition of "The Cuckoo" inspired a sort of metaphorical flight of two lovers, longing to avoid being apart. Always Home - Each moment of life is interconnected. This is a ballad to the people, places, and times we carry with us wherever we go. Victim of the day - The instrumental breaks on this one mimic the lyrical themes shifting between self-denial, and self-preservation. Today - This song is a poetic reminder that each day brings a new opportunity for meaningful expression of love.