Sun Came Up
What do I sound like? 'Townes Van Zandt is on stage and he has a beep of ice cream on his nose and Bob Dylan and Steve Earle are in the corner drawing straws to see who will have to tell him to wipe it off. Jeff Buckley, Kevin Gilbert, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, and Kurt Cobain are playing five card draw 'jacks to open - trips to win' at the front table. I am the straws, the stage, the cards, and the ice cream.' What's the story behind 'Sun Came Up'? I took 2 ½ years to write 100 songs for Sun Came Up. I took 6 months to pick my favorite 10. I took one month to record the songs - tracked mostly live with incredible drummer Brandon Perdue at my brother Drew Holder's studio, AMP Recording. We overdubbed the bass (expert work by Jenks Whittenburg of Stereobate, Unlove, and Tungsten 74 who lives in NYC and he also did the graphic design) and pedal steel guitar (more expert work by Rick Faucett) and harmonica....and a little percussion. I had my Uncle Ken Holder create the amazing cover art....then, after about a month, he painted the whole thing over in blue and made it even more amazing. Sun Came Up is my 4th Album.