Scattered Under the Sun
While co-writing last year with Juno Award winning Paperboy bandleader Tom Landa for the forthcoming 'Dilapidated Beauty', Steve Mitchell tapped a virtual gusher of new myths to celebrate. The result, 'Scattered Under the Sun', is a snapshot of a songwriter in love with three generations of Americana music: sixties AM country radio, early seventies country-rock fusion and the more recent alt-country insurgence. There is even a subtle undercurrent of soul and gospel in the vocal arrangements. Essentially produced and performed by Mitchell himself, the disc also features cameos by members of the man's earlier projects Yardsale and Travels With Charley. All of Mitchell's pet topics come under inspection: small town boredom, saints in human garb, drinking, death and the magic that goes on behind closed doors.