WINTER EP - Liner notes
Winter EP is a 4 song journey that lands softly on the ears like snow to a pine tree. It begins with Aurora, a haunting track written in the company of a good friend in Haines, Alaska who inspired the track and sadly passed before its completion.
Waiting on a Storm inspired by a trip to the promised land of Hokkaido, Japan. Freedog came up with the groove while strumming/jamming at a restaurant in celebration of his friend’s birthday in Saporro. It eventually turned into a song about life on the road waiting for the next storm to come.
Pray For Snow is a brief glimpse of the changing climate in Freedog’s hometown Park City, Utah. Growing up it never rained here in the Winter and now it happens all the time. Living in the mountains gives us a front row seat to climate change and how it has affected temperature and weather patterns.
Last Wherever We Go, is a rock & roll assault about getting a dopamine hit from wherever you go. Compliments of recording with the finely tuned rock & roll machine, The Band of Heathens, Freedog sends it and lets the band rip, finding their own source of dopamine. Winter EP bathes the listener in a sphere of tone and flavor crystals and self expression from life on the road searching for dopamine.
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: Frederic Kevorkian
Studio: The Finishing School - Austin, Texas
Album Artwork Photography: Freedog on a backcountry ski touring mission with a few furry friends.
Album Artwork Creative Direction: Leigh Masters
behind the scenes
Jesse Noah Wilson laying down a Bassline for an unreleased track.
Trev tickling the ivories on a Wurlitzer piano for part on an unreleased track.