Stone By Stone
'one of folk's most magnificent albums to date' -Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen 'The... album weaves together all the best aspects of Collins' previous work, gathering both an excellent group of backing musicians and an outstanding set of new songs, that explore love, friendship, spirituality, and earthly concerns such as her deepening of ties with Native Americans and her work with prisoners.' -Lahri Bond, Dirty Linen Produced by Doug Kupper THE BAND: Lui Collins - lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitars Jeff Pevar - electric guitar, mandolin, dobro, lap steel Frank Gravis - fretless, 6-string, and electric bass 'Rob the Drummer' Gottfried - percussion GUEST MUSICIANS: David Darling - cello, background vocals Billy Novick - penny whistle, soprano sax Donna Hébert - fiddle Joan Berliner Spear - background vocals, keyboards Greta Blanchard - background vocals Linda Schrade - background vocals Jeremiah McLane - accordion Ron Cody - banjo Bill Ahearn - additional percussion on Surrender Chorus on Maisha ni Safi: Katrina DeGraff, Ben Fink, Eric Miller, Julia Rubin-Cadrain, Gretchen Upholt, Cross Woodfield Chorus arranged and conducted by Robert I. Hugh Recorded at The Tape Works, Hartford, CT, 1996 Engineered and mixed by Doug Kupper Additional engineering: Bill Ahearn Assistant engineers: Ted Kupper, John Crowley Lui's guitar is tuned to Open G tuning (DGDGBD) except where noted. Guitars include: 1973 Martin 000-28 rosewood with spruce top, Gibson 1991 J-185 with rosewood sides and back, Nick Lucas neck, Lowden L25C, rosewood with cedar top and cutaway, and Taylor 515 KTD mahogany with cedar top and cutaway. Photography by Gary Gunderson Art Direction and Design by Pam Redmer.