All songs written and composed by Dale Rollins except Loggin' Jack; co-written with Tom Howard.
Produced by Dale Rollins
Engineering: Dan Diamond & Steve Avedis
Dan Diamond appears courtesy of Celesta Records.
Production Coordinators: Steven Avedis & Dan Diamond
Percussion: John Merola
Banjo: James Mitchell
Guitar: Steve Avedis & Dale Rollins
Pedal Steel & Dobro: Michael Russo
Keyboard: Rob Mullins
Background Vocals: Dan Diamond & Dale Rollins
Bass: Steve Avedis
Dale Rollins and his China Clipper Band; music sampler coming soon.
Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues had inspired Dale to first try writing music. Ironically, Justin's more recent material seems to be looking towards the Amerian West, for a little inspiration perhaps?
Why a Classic Rock legend?
If you are wonderig why Classic Rock artist Justin Hayward is listed here, it is because of his positive and largely up-beat genre', which inspired Dale to first try writing music of his own many years ago. Dale was in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in combat operations during the Vietnam era when he first heard their music. It helped Dale consider what he too could leave behind for his own "Children's, Children's, Children", a title cut from one of the Moodys albums. He enjoyed other works like "Lovely to See You Again" (homesick?), "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" (where is God on the battlefied?), "In Your Wildest Dreams", "The Voice" (take a vow, its easy now), etc. Dale began to write music and stories about what he knew about; that was the Pacific Northwest logging camps, childhood fishing, wilderness camping, rafting wild & scenic rivers, stories of native Americans, outdoor life and rustic times, etc. Though the music came out more country than rock, it was never-the-less because of the beautiful lyrics and music of the Moodys that inspired Dale to try doing so. Their inclusion here is just Dale's way of saying, "Thank you" to the Classic Rock legends themselves. The rest is history.