Heart Shaped Rocks was recorded at San Luis Sound, at my home and at the homes of others. Joe Turse engineered the sessions at San Luis Sound, and later, mixed the whole record, Ben engineered the other sessions.
Some of these songs were written in Las Salinas de Nahualapa, Nicaragua, at Equilibrio, a yoga an art retreat where Ben did work trade as a gardener from December 2012-February 2013.
Ben Gallagher- A songwriter who writes from the gut, a piano player that plays from the heart, Ben Gallagher has been leading bands as well as backing other songwriters and bandleaders for the last 15 years. While Ben was born and raised in Illinois, he has laid most of his musical roots in Colorado over the last decade, performing in progressive folk ensembles, gypsy rock and mountain country bands, supporting avant-garde performance artists as well as playing piano with a professional ballet company. As a recording enthusiasts, Ben has played on over a dozen records, including 2 self-produced solo albums. Currently, Ben lives between Boulder, CO and Sutton, Alaska where he has formed a duo called Constant Kettles with his gal.
released January 13, 2015
All Songs by Ben Gallagher
Ben Gallagher - vocals, piano, hammond organ, pump organ accordion, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, effects.
Brian Esau- acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, vocals
Alex Venetucci- drums
Kramer Kelling- upright and electric bass, vocals
Jamie Mitchell- lap steel guitar, electric guitar, 12-string acoustic
Heath Ellis- mandolin
Jon Mouser- drums and percussion (Alchemy, Beleaguered)
Jeb Bows- violin
Tung Pham- trumpet
Matt Cantor- upright bass (Alchemy, Beleaguered)
Stephen Angus- baritone saxophone
Arrow Zoe Amelia- vocals (Hungry Ghost)
April Hyatt- vocals (Heads or Tails)
Robin Chestnut- shaker (Immortalized)
Engineered by Joe Turse at San Luis Sound and by Ben Gallagher
Produced by Ben Gallagher
Mixed by Joe Turse
Mastered by Jon Gold at Air Show
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