Known initially for his work with the anthemic Carolinas’ punk act, Red Collar, Kutchma conceived his third solo effort as an examination of the lure of the road trip, as well as a chronicle of his own ongoing evolution from iconic punk rocker to fully fleshed-out songwriter. Inspired by William Least Heat Moon’s 1982 travel memoir, Blue Highways: A Journey Into America, and other Americana signposts like John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charlie and Robert Frank’s seminal photo book, The Americans, Kutchma’s LP successfully — and at times brilliantly — taps into that uniquely American sacrament of self-discovery-by-odometer.–Blurt Magazine

Credits

Jason Kutchma : vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonica Steve Oliva : bass, guitar Tom Rau : keys Evan Rowe : drums with Nathan Golub : pedal steel Andrew Blass : vocals on Then We’ll Take the Moon, I Believe Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, The Carolers at 3 AM, February Is My Finish Line, & I’ll Move No More Caitlyn Cary : vocal & violin on I’ll Move No More Leah Gibson : cello on The Carolers at 3AM Jeff Herrick : horns on Then We’ll Take the Moon Beth-Ann Kutchma : vocal on Then We’ll Take the Moon Reese McHenry : vocal on Something Got in the Way Ben Riseling : saxophones on Something Got in the Way Betsy Shane: vocal on I Believe Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, flutes on The Carolers at 3AM Andy Shull: horns on Then We’ll Take the Moon

released 11 June 2013