The rather long awaited but timely follow up to "Oil" Russ Rosen Band digs into its collection of faith-filled, passionate songs that reflect a season between the promise and the provision.
released January 1, 2012
Waiting for Abraham
Russ Rosen Band
Produced by Brett Ziegler
Executive Producers Russ Rosen, Brett Ziegler and Chris Michel
Recorded at Brett’s Place by Brett Ziegler. Bass and drums recorded at Mushroom Studio, Vancouver by Chris Michel, assisted by Victoria Canning
Bed track editing by Chris Michel
Programming by Brett Ziegler
Additional programming on “Hallé Hallé” by Chris Michel
Mixed by Chris Michel
Mastered by Brock McFarlane
Cover Art by Michal Tkachenko
Design and Layout by Brandon J McKay Text edited by Sarah Robertson
Photography by Jenn Co (Beach), Anna Vandas (House) & Josh Mitchinson (Studio)
Musicians Brett Ziegler played the Rhodes, Moog, organs, keyboards/synths, toy piano, melodica, glockenspiels, concertina, tin whistle, hammered mandolin, agogô, and auxiliary percussion, and sang backing vocals. Calum Rees played the drums, John Bews played the bass, Kathleen Nisbet played the violin and sang. Russ Rosen sang lead vocals and played the acoustic and electric guitars and played harmonica. Marika Sorila sang back up on “Sit Down”, Stephen Toon sang back up on “Red Sky”, “Abe”, “Châteauguay”, “Fear” and “Lovely” and Julia Ziegler added her classical voice to “Sit Down” and accordion on “Châteauguay”.
“The band” is a loose term relating to the collection of characters that have made music together on tours, trips and in studios. The gang that worked on this recording are part of the expanding circle of friends.
A “Friends of Bez” initiative.
This project was made with the intention to plough up some hard ground and make recording easier for the next artist. Everyone gave their time with the goal to see a portion of the revenues go towards facilitating subsequent recordings by other artists in our community.
All the songs were written by Russ Rosen and are administrated by Big Tree Publishing, Box 281 Fort Langley, BC Canada V1M 2R6
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There was much rejoicing! Thank you to my favorite daughters: Tadia, Kezia and Bethany! It’s been a long season and you have loved and encouraged well. Much should be made of the faithful, strong love that my bride of 27 years has given. Sandy, my love, many women have done wonderful things but you’ve outclassed them all. Thanks for waiting for Abraham with me.
To the men who have stood with and withstood me, friendship is a great and wondrous gift and I have been richly blessed. Thank you.
Special thanks to Paul Bellows, Jeff Golby, Brian Lee, Karen McAllister, Beverley Robb, Pauline Sanderson and Scott Smith for their generous support.