May 19, 2004
Latest Tractors album coming soon!
Things are going well with the recording of the new Tractors record. It will be the first mainstream studio Tractors album since the Fast Girl CD in 2001. Leon Russell wrote one song for the record called “Good Old Days,” and co-wrote another with me called “Up Jumped The Boogie.” He plays piano and sings on those two songs. J.J. Cale also contributed a new song for the record called “Rhythm Bone.” He sings and plays on that one. Fats Kaplin and his wife Kristi Rose arrive this evening from Nashville. Fats will be playing everything in sight—several kinds of steel guitars, fiddle, accordions, harmonicas, mandolin, slide guitar, banjo, and maybe the kitchen sink. The Tractors kids record, now titled “The Kids Record aka Chicken Covers,” is finished and waiting for a release date...hopefully in October. We haven’t been hearing from you enough lately. Send us an email and say howdy.
Best to all,