SUMMER EP - Liner notes

Summer EP is a 5 song journey that kicks off with Pale Blue Dot, a rock and roll driven “song of the summer” bang, complete with guitar hooks and ear worms that will keep you humming all day/summer long. 

Followed by Long Way to Go, a laid back groove driven by acoustic guitar, percussion, and muted electric guitar back by a soundscape filled with movement and a healthy portion of spacious flavor crystals from the keyboards. 

River Song is the sentimental ballad of the EP, Co-written with Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers Band) who happens to be a Grammy Nominee. Freedog and Johnny wrote the song at Cornu Ranch on the Weber River in Peoa, Utah where Freedog grew up camping and fly fishing nearby in the Uinta National Forest. 

When you were Mine, is song about remembering the past and coming to the realization that you’ve changed as a person. Served an a bed of Alt Rock this track grooves until it morphs into a powerful outro where Freedog belts it out until the bitter end. Wow. 

Enjoy The Ride, is a calm introspective closer of the EP that explores coming to terms with where we are in life, letting go of the past and ending the search for something more. 

the crew

Trevor Nealon: Keyboards

Gordy Quist: Producer

Down time vibes

Jesse Noah Wilson: Bass Guitar

Amp Room at The Finishing School

Scott Davis: Electric Guitar


Freedog (aka Bryon Friedman): Music, Lyrics, Acoustic Guitar

Producer: Gordy Quist

Bass Guitar: Jesse Noah Wilson

Drums / Percussion: Richard Millsap

Electric Guitar: Scott Davis

Keyboards: Trevor Nealon

Engineer / Mixing: Steve Christensen

Mastering Engineer: Chris Longwood

Studio: The Finishing School - Austin, Texas

Album Art Photography: Freedog from a surf mission at Jalama Beach State Park.

Album Art Creative Direction: R. Nelson Parrish

behind the scenes

Trev tickling the ivories on a Wurlitzer piano for part on an unreleased track.

Jesse Noah Wilson laying down a Bassline for an unreleased track.

Listen to Summer EP