”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).
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
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