Features: PHIL KEAGGY, RANDY STONEHILL, JOHN SFERRA CHRIS MCHUGH
Hi everybody - this is a note to verify all the stories and questions about who is actually playing on this cd. THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE - It IS quite a band indeed! The album was recorded from Nashville, TN to Hollywood, CA to Nectarine Horse Studio just outside of Vancouver BC, Canada.
Yes, that is the legendary PHIL KEAGGY heard on Lead Guitar and Vocals! Phil actually contributes more than that, including some spots on Bass Guitar and even Drums. Keaggy fans will enjoy hearing a quite surprising musical pass from Keaggy contained herein, as well as a song written in tribute to Keaggy's own experiences in the music industry, "Singing to us while it Hurts" with extensive fretwork from Phil himself as well as an extended end jam!
RANDY STONEHILL also appears on the record in some amazing ways. After an encounter with Richard at a concert, Randy expressed interest in being involved in the project. This led to Randy not only guesting on vocals and guitar, but he so believed in Richard that he became a part Producer of the album; lending - in his own words, "all that he had learned in the studio from Larry Norman", referencing such landmark albums as 'Welcome to Paradise' and 'Equator'. Take a listen and decide for yourself if Randy pulled it off!
JOHN SFERRA - celebrated 'Prog Rock' drummer well known for his virtuoso work in the 1970's prog rock band 'The Glass Harp' and his mention in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, came on board much to Richard's immense pleasure. Having been a fan of John's for years - to be able to work with him was a dream come true for Richard, showing itself off in a tight musical collaboration which some have called a 'Master Piece'.
Another well known drummer shows up: CHRIS MCHUGH, KEITH URBAN'S live and in the studio drummer of choice. Chris is an amazing player in his own right, and his legacy of being able to pick and choose to drum for great artists speaks volumes. Richard is honored to have made that list.
And then there is Nashville producer JB, who has worked with almost everybody in the business. JB co-produced Phil Keaggy's landmark acoustic instrumental 'Beyond Nature' (as well as many other Keaggy projects), as well as being exclusively behind the Chris Gaines/Garth Brooks project, working with icons like Peter Frampton, Sara Evans, Wynnona, Amy Grant, and on and on it goes. JB was the one who had the foresight to be the first to record Bette Midler's chart topping 'Wind Beneath my Wings'.
JB's keen sense of the sonic soundscape speaks for itself, as you will hear from his role as co producer of the 'Moments' album.
Though there are some standout tracks, 'Moments' is actually quite a 'concept album', and thus must be heard in it's entirety and track order. If you like it - I suggest picking up the physical cd as the art work and liner notes are a wealth of info on who does what, and does much to reveal what this album is all about.