"For the Road and the Sky" (2016)

"For the Road and the Sky" (2016)
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 George's newest CD, released in October 2016. Thirteen songs, some wonderful guests including The Burns Sisters, Magpie, and Judy Hyman on violin!


1. I Blame the World
2. Sink Like a Stone
3. Rock Me to Sleep
4. Across the Great Divide
5. Johnnie’s Coming Home 
6. Paper Heart
7. An Old Friend Like You
8. Beautiful Up to the Brain
9. 1913 Massacre
10. Drop the “T” and It’s Donald Rump
11. Paddleboat
12. I Blame the World (reprise)
13. Bonus Cut: PercySang (remix)

The Pickers and Grinners

Michael Wellen:  Drums (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8)

Doug Robinson: Acoustic and electric bass (Tracks 2-5, 7, 8, 10);

lead guitar on “An Old Friend Like You”; harmony vocals (Tracks 2, 7, 8)

George Mann: Acoustic, slide and electric guitars; harmonica (Tracks 1, 3, 9, 10, 12);  

keyboards (Tracks 9, 11); lead and harmony vocals

Marie Burns: Harmony vocals (Tracks 2- 5, 8, 11)

Judy Hyman: Violin (Tracks 2, 4, 8)

Annie Burns: Harmony vocals (Tracks 2, 8)

Neal Mazza: Keyboards (Tracks 7, 13)

Scott Supeck: Drums on “Percy Sang”

Marty Confurius: Bass on “Percy Sang"

Alan Podber: Dobro on “Percy Sang”


Produced by George Mann, with invaluable input, a warm environment, and good coffee provided by Will Russell. 

Recorded and engineered by Will Russell at Electric Wilburland Studios in Newfield. Additional engineering by Cass Medcalf. Mixed by Will Russell and George Mann at Wilburland, August 2016. Mastered by Will Russell. “Percy Sang” was originally recorded at Paris Studios in 2000 by Brian Unger. Additional recording by Will Russell, mixed by Will Russell and George Mann.

George’s guitars on this record: 2009 Martin HD-28VS; 1998 Martin HD-28; 2004 Martin D-16R; 2013 Martin OMCE; custom built Telecaster.

All songs written by George Mann except:

“Rock Me to Sleep” by Utah Phillips

 “Across the Great Divide” by Kate Wolf

“Paper Heart” music and lyrics by Si Kahn and Charlotte Brody; Copyright Joe Hill Music LLC/Charlotte Brody.

“1913 Massacre” by Woody Guthrie; © Copyright 1961 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

“Paddlewheel” © 1988 John Broomhall.