In the summer of 2011, I heard Mebane play the song Marianne at a tiny black box venue in southern Harlem. I approached him about recording it. The day before he was scheduled to come over, he called me and said he wanted me to record this album. I agreed, and over the next few weeks, he and Kurt and I recorded in my humid Brooklyn apartment. Many songs were done on the first take. I added a few extra notes to bring out some of the subtleties of the pieces.
Ladies and gentlemen, Shepherd's Check.
released 01 January 2012
All songs (c) Mebane Robertson, except Slow Passage (c) Abe Dolinger.