Recorded live in California, Ontario and New York.
1. You’ll Always Be (Ungerleider)
2. Suddenly In Waterdown (Lamothe)
3. Mantra (Lamothe)
4. What Will Be Done (Daley)
5. I’m So High (Lamothe)
6. Long Way Home (Lamothe)
7. Mary’s Prayer (Clark)
8. Whisper (Sharon’s Song) (McClelland)
9. Brown Haired Angel (Lamothe/Winn)
10. Kevin Was My Cousin (Lamothe)
11. Shadow Of You (Lamothe/Brophy)
This past January, I played a gig in my hometown of San Diego, California for the first time in ten years. I invited the audience to ask me questions in between songs and at one point someone called out, "where ya' been, Rob?". Well, it's a long story...
Apparently, a lot of folks thought I had disappeared sometime in the early 1990's, after making the first "Riverdogs" record. Actually, I was making two more records with that incredible group and spending some quality time in europe, playing music and finding inspiration for my songwriting. In late 1994 I moved to Canada, where I found myself welcomed into an amazing musical community in Hamilton, Ontario. And that's where I live for now, in the company of my crazy family and friends (some of whom are world-class songwriters and musicians). I'm sure there are worse places to be.
I think this record is about home... leaving home and coming home...
-Russian Hill, San Francisco April 18, 2001
I want to acknowledge and thank the following people:
First of all, Joe Byrne for making this CD happen and for inspiring me as a songwriter. Everyone at Java Joe's, especially Gregory Page and to all my friends (old and new) who showed up for the gig. Phil Rockhold and Steve Rarick from Sound Engineering Services, who came and recorded the evening.
Ethan and Terri Morgan, Tom Berg, and everyone at the San Pedro Brewery. Peggy and David, Ronnie Ciago, Cary Beare, Holly Bauman, Leslie Vincent, P.J. Smith and his band and everyone who came out to the Coconut Teazer and 14 Below after all these years.
Mark and Lynne Neveu , Paul & Cher Cowen and all at the Reader's Cafe in Dunnville, Ontario. Chris Briscoe and Gary Harb at The Casbah in Hamilton, Ontario.
Joe and Sami Romagnola, Gail "Moonbeam" Romagnola and Paul Doran, Rick and Linda Day, Ron T., Larry and everyone at the Grooveyard in Rochester, New York. Dave Anderson at Saxon Studio in Rochester.
Willem van Lunzen, Bennie Franssen, Peter Vanderschoot, Bas van de Sant, Rob van den Broek, Floor Kraayvanger and Frank van der Wiel and the beautiful people of Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Paul Liszewski, Andrew Waterman, Carol Hayias, David Sutherland,
D.J. Dave and the crew at The Monday Night Music Club, Toronto, Ontario. Nick Brophy, James Michael and Michael Pavlic for being there that night.
Arnie and Barb Dyker of ADMM Records for getting my music out there. Franny, Josh, Zander and Rosie. Ralph Pickersgill for the pickups in my guitars. Michael J. Birthelmer for gear and inspiraton. Thanks also to the following people for musical inspiration...Colleen Power, Jamie Oakes, Mike Daley, Ray Materick, Melissa McClelland, Suzie Ungerleider, Gregory Page, Shannon Lyon, Michael-Dan Ehmig, David Wiffen, Eric Andersen, Janine Stoll. And to Lisa Winn, thank you for your music and everything else.