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The River & The Thread

Blue Note

Produced and arranged by John Leventhal
Co-produced by Rick DePofi

1. A Feather’s Not A Bird 

John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Organ, String Arrangement
Shawn Pelton: Drums
David Mansfield: Violin, Viola
Amy Helm, Catherine Russell, Curtis King, Tabitha Fair, Tawatha Agee, John James: Background Vocals

 2. The Sunken Lands

John Leventhal: Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Drums, Organ
Catherine Russell, Curtis King, Tabitha Fair: Background Vocals

3. Etta’s Tune

John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Organ
John Paul White: Harmony Vocal

4. Modern Blue

John Leventhal: Guitar, Organ, Harmony Vocal
Dan Rieser: Drums
Tim Luntzel: Bass
Jake Leventhal, Rick DePofi: Background Vocals, Percussion

5. Tell Heaven

John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Organ
Catherine Russell, Tawatha Agee, Curtis King, John James: Background Vocals

6. The Long Way Home

John Leventhal: Guitar, Percussion, String Arrangement
Shawn Pelton: Drums
Tim Luntzel: Upright Bass
David Mansfield: Violin, Viola
Catherine Russell, Tabitha Fair, Curtis King: Background Vocals

 

7. World Of Strange Design

John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Percussion
Shawn Pelton: Drums
Derek Trucks: Slide Guitar
Catherine Russell, Curtis King, Tawatha Agee, John James: Background Vocals
Slide Guitar recorded by Bobby Tis at Swamp Raga Studios, Jacksonville, FL

8. Night School

John Leventhal: Guitar, Celeste, String Arrangement
Tim Luntzel: Upright Bass
David Mansfield: Violin, Viola
Dave Eggar: Cello

 9. 50,000 Watts 

John Leventhal: Guitar
Dan Rieser: Drums
Tim Luntzel: Upright Bass
Jon Cowherd: Wurlitzer Piano
Cory Chisel: Harmony Vocal

10. When The Master Calls The Roll

John Leventhal: Guitar, Bass, Organ, Mandolin, Percussion
Dan Rieser: Drums
Larry Farrell: Trombone
Gabe Witcher: Fiddle
The Master’s Choir: Rodney Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Tony Joe White
The Master’s Choir recorded by Donivan Cowart at Rodney’s house, Thompson Station, TN

 11. Money Road

John Leventhal: Guitar, Electric Sitar, Organ
Dan Rieser: Drums
Tim Luntzel: Upright Bass
Jon Cowherd: Wurlitzer Piano
Allison Moorer: Harmony Vocal

All songs written by Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal

Except “When The Master Calls The Roll” written by Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal and Rodney Crowell, “Two Girls” written by Townes Van Zandt, “Biloxi” written by Jesse Winchester.

All tracks © 2014 Chelcait Music administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co (BMI) / Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP). Except “When The Master Calls The Roll” © 2014 Chelcait Music administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co (BMI) / Lev-A-Tunes (ASCAP) / BMG Gold Songs/We Jam Writers Group/Saddle Springs Songshop (ASCAP), all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Recorded and mixed by John Leventhal and Rick DePofi at NY Noise, New York, NY
Mastered by Reuben Cohen and Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Production Coordination by Jill Dell’Abate

John Paul While appears courtesy of Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Tony Joe White appears courtesy of Yep Roc Records
John Prine appears courtesy of Oh Boy Records
Gabe Witcher appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records
Derek Trucks appears courtesy of Masterworks, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Thank you to all the musicians on this record, and to special guests Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, John Prine, Catherine Russell, Derek Trucks, John Paul White, Tony Joe White and Gabe Witcher. It is an honor to work with all of you. Thank you to Rick DePofi for untold hours in the studio. Thank you to Natalie Chanin for teaching me to love the thread. Thank you to Etta Grant, who has taken up where Marshall left off in telling me the stories. Thank you to Jake Leventhal, who makes his recording debut on this record, and who makes my life better in every way. Thank you to the brilliant team at Blue Note Records. I could not ask for more love and enthusiasm from a record label. Thank you to my longtime manager Danny Kahn, for patience, vision, encouragement and for orchestrating more than I can even conceive. Thank you most of all to John Leventhal. We painted this together.

 

 

Track Listing
  1. A Feather's Not A Bird
  2. The Sunken Lands
  3. Etta's Tune (featuring John Paul White)
  4. Modern Blue
  5. Tell Heaven
  6. The Long Way Home
  7. World Of Strange Design (featured guitar Derek Trucks)
  8. Night School
  9. 50,000 Watts (featuring Cory Chisel)
  10. When The Master Calls The Roll (The Master's Choir : Rodney Crowell, Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Tony Joe White)
  11. Money Road (featuring Allison Moorer)

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