Track List
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1. Two
2. Forever Lost and Found
3. Trial By Fire
4. It Once Was Mine
5. Ride 'Em, Bill
6. Spanish is the Loving Tongue
7. Rose of the Riverwalk
8. Shadows
9. Jonesy
10. Its Own Reward
11. Hands Up
12. Take Care
13. A Walk in the Irish Rain

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Vested ... settled, complete
Vested interest ... a right or title, a strong concern


Tom May has invested a lifetime in his music, and has earned a place in the history of American Folk Song with his nationally syndicated radio program, River City Folk, supporting the work of hundreds of other folk artists since 1985.

On his tenth album "Vested", the artist is in top form with a masterwork of song ... accompanied by his guitars and a rich brocade of acoustic instruments.

Players

Tom May - 12 and 6-string Guitars, Lead Vocals
Skip Parente - Fiddle, Viola
Orville Johnson - Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar (on "Two")
Carlton Jackson - Percussion
Donnie Wright - Acoustic and Electric Bass
Dylan May - Electric Bass (on "Trial by Fire", "Shadows", "Jonesy", and "Its Own Reward")
Don "Fuzzy" Purcell - Lead Acoustic Guitar (on "Trial by Fire", and "Jonesy")
David Rea - Lead Acoustic Guitar (on "It Once Was Mine" and "Hands Up")
Elizabeth McLaughlin - Harmony Vocals, Recorder (on "Shadows")
Terry Prohaska - Autoharp, Hammered Dulcimer, Recorder, Harmony Vocal (on "Rose of the Riverwalk"), Recorder Arrangement (on "Shadows")
Avery Grimes - Piano (on "It Once Was Mine" and "Take Care")
David Lipkind - Harmonica
Johnny Connolly - Accordian
Billy Oskay - Harmonium (on "Its Own Reward")
Nina Baker, Fuzzy Purcell, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Terry Prohaska - Chorus on "Hands Up"

Credits

Produced by: Clete Baker and Billy Oskay
Recorded by: Billy Oskay - Big Red Studios, Portland, OR - www.bigredstudio.com January 7-16, 2001
Mixed by: Billy Oskay and Tom May at Big Red Studio February 5-8, 2001
Pre-Production and other Production Assistance: Don "Fuzzy" Purcell
Special Thanks for providing Vintage Microphones and Electronics: Klaus Heine and Alan Garran

Album Photography by: Jeff Bizzell, Portland, Oregon
Graphic Design by: Ben Brown for Olivator Design, Portland, Oregon
Guitar Straps made by: Rebecca Weaver, Eatonville, Washington with Traditional Materials

©2008 Blue Vignette Productions ASCAP


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