Thanks to the players:
Reggie Britton - drumset
Jose Santiago - Congo
Luke Turasky - guitarist
Bruce Williamson - bass
Links to other groups these guys play with are coming soon!
Thank you to my son, John Gifford Irwin, 23 yrs, who told me I ought to sell this online, created this website for me, made my Facebook page and generally dragged me into the technological era kicking and screaming. John plays trumpet and drumset, is a virtual savant at piano, and began songwriting, recording and producing his original music by age eleven. He went on to join The Young American College of the Performing Arts, traveling and performing in Asia and Europe, built and managed my first store, SeasonalFair.com's, website and is now Sales Manager at the USA's third and newest Diamond Sunglass Hut, on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. Check out www.johnirwinmusic.com or go get some cool shades!
Thanks to my son, Samuel Clyde Irwin, 21 yrs, who has been my voice of reason since he was old enough to talk. I've called him my 'Sage' since he was a toddler, as he seems to possess the wisdom of several lifetimes. He is also a fantastic bass, french horn, and bagpipe player, former co-captain of the Scholastic Team, President of the SHS Latin Club, secretary of the Illinois Downstate Latin consul and gives tri-yearly donations of ponytails to Locks of Love. Sam is a Senior at the best research engineering school in America, The School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City, South Dakota, majoring in civil engineering, with an emphasis in hydro-systems.
Thank to my son Douglas William Willhoit, "Willy", who is my home buddy and partner in fun. He plays three seasons of soccer a year, is a professional, I kid you not, a PROfessional Fortnite player, having gotten in on day one and being VERY good at it. He has been killed by famous people! I am told this is a good thing. Shout-out to Willy's best friend, Michael Cumby; also part of the family, now, and Willy, his.
Thanks to Jonathan Pines for inviting me to record at his Private Studios in Champaign, IL, and for letting me have my way, more often than not, and to the members of Mr Opporknockity, an awesome original band, who turned him onto my self-recorded in the farmhouse bedroom demo in the first place, leading to the invitation to record with him.
Thanks to all of my children's grandparents, who love them to pieces and helped out with the watching, dropping off and picking up of them so mommy could make a living.
Thanks to Scott Simpson, for being a great friend and inspiration and allowing me to rework and record his song Hold Me.
Thanks to LIsa Turasky, Jeni Carrier, Catherine H. Gaule, and Randee Landgrebe. You've all meant more to me than I've ever said.
Thanks to all my friends and especially exes, who have given me both nectar and grist for my poetry.
Thanks to all of you who are downloading tracks and giving me the feedback necessary for me to keep the faith.
Thanks to Mom and Dad, my siblings, family and friends, deceased and present, who know I'm crazy and misguided, but love me anyway.