Cassette Sessions

by a ship at Sea

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As the light left and the day closed, deep in the hills of Northern Ohio, we walked the floors of our cabin, strumming guitars and mumbling songs. Matt set up his recording station. He taped 3 microphones to the railing of the cabin porch, a cord crawling from the back of each, across floorboards and into a thrift store tape machine. We sat on chairs and faced the deep, dark grounds beyond the cabin, where the crickets sang. Our feet stomped on the floorboards. Our hands furiously moved across the strings. We met those crickets on their own turf and together we sang songs about life and faith and our mysterious Maker.
August 2013


released September 16, 2013

All songs recorded by Matt Kurtz
Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5 recorded in Killbuck, Ohio
Track 4 recorded in Canton, Ohio

Josh Compton (vocals and guitar)
Joe Kurtz (guitar, harmonica and background vocals on “I’m Gonna Sail…”)
Matt Kurtz (percussion on “I’m Gonna Sail…”, “Unfinished Song” and "The Apostle Peter")
John Finley (bass, added sometime afterward, on “I’m Gonna Sail…”)

I’m Gonna Sail Like a Ship on the Ocean (traditional)
Softly and Tenderly (by Will L. Thompson)
Unfinished Song (by Josh Compton)
The Apostle Peter (by Josh Compton)
Get Right Church (traditional)




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