A note from Beth: Dreamwood Acres could be any place, from a summer camp to a cemetery, a suburb or a sanatarium, and this record runs that gamut. I just let the songs go wherever they wanted. I guess that’s how I am— a little bit 'all over the place.' That being said, I’ve never had a project that was closer to my heart and more “me” than Dreamwood Acres. Let’s just call it free range music.
released May 19, 2018
Produced by John Pfiffner
All songs were written by Beth McKee, with help from her friends on the following;
In Between the Lines (McKee, John Pfiffner), Resurrection Mary (McKee, Tim Kelliher), The Fall (McKee, Renee Arozqueta), Balancing Act (McKee, Jim Myers), Mad Potter of Biloxi (McKee, Tim Kelliher, Juan Perez)
Recorded and mixed by John Pfiffner at Seventy-Five Sound in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with minimal overdubs recorded by Beth McKee at Shingle Creek Studio in Orlando, Florida.
Mastered by John Keane in Athens, Georgia.
Beth McKee- Vocal, Piano, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ and accordion | John Pfiffner- Bass, guitar, Omnichord, synth, Hammond organ, lap harp, percussion and backing vocals | Juan Perez- Drums, percussion and spoken word on “Mad Potter of Biloxi” | Jeffrey Dean Foster- Electric guitar, backing vocals, spiritual guidance and Youtube referencing | Grant Peyton- Electric guitar and bass | Charles DeChant- Saxophones | Chris Tuttle- auxiliary piano on “The Fall”
“Mercy Point” also features Damon Fowler on lap steel, Gerry Williams on additional vocal, and Jim, Marcia, Madalyn and Luke Wofford plus Kana Miller and Sarah Kelly on harmony vocals.
Front cover photo (with permission) by Jerry Uelsmann uelsmann.net
Back cover photo by Jim Leatherman
Package design- Susan Bauer Lee
Beth, Juan and John would like to thank the following:
The Wofford family, Jeffrey Dean Foster, Sarah Kelly, Chris Tuttle, Lee Peyton, the Sweeney family, Doug and Phyllis Montgomery, Justin Beckler, Jerry Uelsmann, Bill Deutsch, Gerry Wilhelm and the Swamp Sistas (all 2,750!)
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