Shadesville features Kevin Pakulis, lead vocals & guitar, Ralph Gilmore, harmony vocals & drums, Larry Lee Lerma, harmony vocals & bass, and Duncan Stitt, harmony Vocals & keys. Shadesville was engineered by Duncan Stitt at A Writer's Room, Tucson, AZ, mixed & mastered by Terry Oubre at Standalone Sound, Austin, TX. About 'Shadesville'...from Kevin Pakulis: Shadesville started out, and pretty much ended up, as a rock n' roll album. It's a ten song disc that lyrically flows from hardship and heartache, to glimpses of understanding and resignation, to the sometimes humorous acceptance of 'what is'. Shadesville includes one pop song, a few mid-tempo rockers, an R&B tune, a rapid-fire thrasher, a quick tip o' the hat to Chuck Berry, one straight-ahead blues tune, and three ballads; one of which is...kinda like Little Feat meets The Band for a jam in the barn. If a 'what genre of music' label is required, I'd probably have to go with Americana: the no-man's land where Rock, Blues, and Country converge, co-habitate. I really like the drive of this record, but, oddly enough, my current favorite song is 'All's Forgiven'. It's a soft tune with a Latin feel. It's got a nice interplay between Duncan's accordion and my nylon-string guitar. Ralph and Larry Lee created a wide, slow groove for Duncan and I to skate around in. Lyrically it reflects an awakening of sorts I experienced while I was writing the tunes for this album - an awareness and understanding that, on both a personal and global level, everything's gonna be alright. Shadesville is much more of a collaborative effort than my previous projects. I would record a scratch guitar/vocal version of a song at home and then give it to each of the guys and just wait to see what they brought to the next rehearsal. With players of their caliber, ya simply gotta rough out a route and let 'em go. The treatment they gave All's Forgiven fairly blew my mind. They played it the they way I felt it - you couldn't ask for more than that from a band. Did I mention I love my band?