Photo: David Glover and Tam Tam

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”There’s a lot of emotion in this recording. Mike taps into the best parts of west coast country music and lyrics straight out of tired old country bars that we use to dream about, like The Palomino, The Blackboard and Bill Tester’s 1440 Club. This effort is a reminder of the glory days of the singer/songwriters who haunted Los Angeles and The Bay Area where young hipsters awakened to the sounds of cool country music.

Well done, Mike.”                                                                     - Herb Pedersen

ALTA CALIFORNIA (2015)

 

Recorded at Farm Studio, Norway, 

November 2015 (www.farmstudio.no).

Produced by Magne Hellesjø and Harald Værnor.

Mixed by Harald Værnor.

Mastered by Bill Johnston (Austin/Texas).

Personell:

Mike Beck: vocals, acoustic guitar, Parsons/

White B-Bender Tele

Thomas Nessheim: guitars and vocals

Kjetil Moberg: bass and vocals

Leif Ovesen: drums and piano

 

Featuring:

Herb Pedersen: vocal on track 1

Bill Troiani: bass on track 3 , 6 and 8

Harald Værnor: organ on track 12

Steve Hinson: pedal steel on track 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11

Cover Design: Kari Meyer - www.tamtam.no | Illustration front: Jo Mora. Used with permission of The Jo Mora Trust | Photos front: Meedragon - Canicula - Kuco - Kali 13 : Dreamstime.com