- Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind
- Bummin' An Old Freight Train
- How Will I Explain About You?
- Knoxville Girl
- On The Sea Of Galilee
- Watson Blues
- What Became of That Beautiful Picture
- Are you Tired Of Me My Darlin
- The Bluebirds are Singing For Me
- Go Home
- Rocky Run
- The Cyclone Of Rye Cove
- Don't Forget Me
- Mama Don't Allow
When I was a high school student in 1960s, I enjoyed recording with two tape-recorders to overdub and it was like a magic to me. After several decades, it is still a lot of fun to record.
Nowadays with digital equipment, it is easier to get good recordings.
Fiction Twins do not really exist, and I am the one who sings and performs most of the songs and music in this album.
After the last Fiction Twins album, I wanted to try something with a banjo and a fiddle. So I started recording a little by little. The fiddle part was impossible for me to record without the help of my friends. Fortunately, I was able to get great help from Chris Sharp, Jan Johansson, Hiroyuki Momiyama, and Hsuen-Cheng Liao ‘Ryo.’
On one song, Kazumi Watanabe joined us in the chorus. It was her first recording experience to sing in English in front of a microphone. I think she did surprisingly well.
For the last song, I added a slightly older recording of Hideyuki Watanabe’s guitar, banjo, and vocal with Chris Sharp, Terry Eldridge, and the legendary Uncle Josh Graves.
Bluegrass music is constantly evolving. I hope that the first generation of bluegrass style will remain in a part of the current evolution. Current artists and musicians are like our children and grandchildren.
I hope you enjoy my favorite songs that I have chosen here.