Our lives are filled with innumerable interactions with one another covering a gamut of emotions and complexity. These interactions could be seen as a kind of dance playing out throughout our lifespan. Normally, the connections we make are limited and superficial, as we struggle through the limitations of our bodies to express what lies in our heart. But what if we could communicate on a deeper level not impeded by flesh and bone; what if we could dance a Deeper Dance?
released May 1, 2016
All songs and music written by James Olin Oden
Produced by James Olin Oden and Greg Elkins
Cover Art by Jenn Hales (jennhales.com
Photography by Charlotte Edens
Layout by Skillet Gilmore
Autumn Rose Brand - Violin
Brian Quast - Drums
Caitlin Cary - Vocals
Crystal Bright - Vocals, Saw
Dave Beards - Tabla
Donovan McCain - Mandolin
Emily Musolino - Vocals
Kaitlin Grady - Cello
James Olin Oden - Classical Guitar, Guitalele, Vocals, Bones, Shruti Box, Sussato G Whistle, Tony Dixon C Whistle
“Jeffro” Holshouser - Vocals
Joey Arcuri - Standup Bass
Michael Rank - Vocals
Rodger Lenhardt - Washboard
Ruffin Daniel McCoy - Classical Guitar, Throat Singing, Tenor Banjo
To Katherine, my wife, thank you for your patience, understanding, and love. These last few years have been very hard and you’ve made them so much better. To clan O’Connor thanks for all your support, even when you might think I’m a bit mad. To all those that helped with this album, thank you so much. We made something great together. To “Kill-basa” Bill thank you for allowing me to join the dance with you. My life was ever changed by your kindness, and I learned much from sitting with you in your camp. Rest in peace brother. To Alethea, fly like a butterfly dear! Carter I can still hear your laughing on the wind and was ever appreciative of your earnest support. To Zemo, you’ve given me wisdom in the midst of my foolishness. I am ever grateful. To little brother, and middle brother (aka Eric and Elrod), I love you greatly. You are the balm to my ever too serious soul. To Pauly (aka Joe Hippy) I am ever honored by your hospitality. To all the musicians I have worked with over the past few years, thank you for sharpening me and making me better. To all my supporters and fans, let’s dance!
Finally, to the caller of the dance and the singer eternal whose story never ends, I give thanks. Hodu L’Adonai Ci Tov Ci L’Olam Chasdo!