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Above The Trees

THE STORY

Above The Trees, was written during a roller-coaster 5 year period that included periods of  homelessness,  2 band break ups, the theft of my van and musical equipment,  bouts with depression, the discovery of meditation and it's life-changing impact, and moving to Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of  2013 . The album's overarching themes are a  longing for personal connection, and  the journey towards courage & a hoped for transcendence. The EP was recorded primarily during the two weeks in January 2015 that  Producer Paul Warner and I spent in a mountain cabin in North Georgia (The cabin came compliments of the cabin's owner, my  Stepmom, Julie Shaffer). Some additional tracking was done at my East Nashville apartment, and at my good friend  Nelson Nolen's home  in Atlanta. Instrumentation spans from a 1930's lard barrel  we found on the cabin's front porch, to my CasioCT638 Electric Keyboard, to the beautiful cello playing of Bryan Gibson, to the Upright Bass playing of Rob Henson and Drumming of Darren Stanley, among others.  A single from the EP will be  released sometime in January, 2016,  and two music videos are currently  in pre-production with premiere dates anticipated for the Spring of 2016. The entire EP will be available for streaming here on the site starting on Friday, April 8th, 2016. Physical Copies are available for Pre-Order here

Album Credits

Acknowledgements

A VERY special thanks goes out to the two Associate Producers of Above The Trees, Garrett Gravesen and Gini Thomas. They were the two largest monetary supporters of this album and have given me much encouragement and support over the past years.

Thank you to my sweet family members for their unconditional love and support in all of my life endeavors. I love you each of you very much! Thanks to Paul Warner for lending his heart, emotiveness, and great talents to these songs. Thank You to Alex Lowe, the mastering engineer. Thank you to all the players who shared their gift to make each song come alive. Thank you to Colin Rigsby for creating the beautiful cover art.

I also want to offer a very special thanks to some of the other top Kickstarter supporters: Steve Howard, Annie O’Buck, Melanie Placke, Michael Wilensky, Travis Moore, Mike McNary, Julie Shaeffer, Kyle McPhee, Brian Banks, Zack McDonald, Eryn McHugh, Jason Fleury, Christy & Nick Giardino. Thank you so much for being interested in what I’m doing with my life and being an important part of making this art!

Album Credits

Producer & Tracking Engineer/Paul Warner

Mixing Engineer/Paul Warner

Mastering Engineer/ Alex Lowe

Album Art/Colin Rigsby

Promo Photos/Laura E. Partain

The Musicians

Be With Me

Lead Vocals/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner, Katie Bludworth, Kala Dismuke, & Tim McNary, Electric Guitar & Slide Guitar/Paul Warner, Organ/Paul Warner,Whistling/David Coriaty, Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley, Upright Bass/Rob Henson

Echoes of a Whole

Lead Vocals/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner & Tim McNary, Electric Guitars/Paul Warner, Synth Pads/Paul Warner, Lard Can/Paul Warner, Wind Chimes/Paul Warner, Piano/David Coriaty, Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley & Paul Warner, Upright Bass/Rob Henson, Cello/Bryan Gibson

Above The Trees

Lead Vocals/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Tim McNary,Paul Warner, and Kala Dismuke, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, The Casio/Tim McNary Electric Guitars/Paul Warner, Synth Pads/Paul Warner, Mandolin/Nelson Nolen, Piano/David Coriaty, Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley, Upright Bass/Rob Henson, Cello/Bryan Gibson

Missus

Lead Vox/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner & Tim McNary, Electric Guitars & Lap Steel/Paul Warner, Synth Pads/Paul Warner, Mandolin/Nelson Nolen, Piano/Paul Warner, Mandolin/Nelson Nolen, Piano/David Coriaty, Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley, Upright Bass/Rob Henson, Cello/Bryan Gibson

The Other Man

Lead Vocals/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner, Nelson Nolen, & Tim McNary, Banjo, Harmonium, & Shaker/Paul Warner, Cajon & Percussion/Sean Bennett, Upright Bass/Trey Lander, Fiddle/Evan Hart and Jenna Shae Mobley, Foot Stomps/Ian Shumacher, Sky Shumacher, Trey Lander, Sean Bennett, Nelson Nolen, & Paul Warner

The Heist

Lead Vox/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner, Sean Quinn, Nelson Nolen, & Tim McNary, Electric Guitars & Lap Steel/Paul Warner, Synth Pads/Paul Warner, Lard Can - Paul Warner, Mandolin/Nelson Nolen, Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley, Upright Bass/Rob Henson

Sara Rose

Lead Vox/Tim McNary, Acoustic Guitar/Tim McNary, Backing Vox/Paul Warner, Kala Dismuke, Katie Bludworth, & Tim McNary, Electric Guitars & Lap Steel/Paul Warner, Synth Pads/Paul Warner, Mandolin/Nelson Nolen, Electric Piano/David Coriaty, Casio Synth/Tim McNary Drums & Percussion/Darren Stanley, Upright Bass/Rob Henson, Cello/Bryan Gibson

© 2016 - All songs written by Tim McNary/All publishing rights held by Tim McNary