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Gently Used

Matt York

This is my favorite album and the one I point people to when they ask me what I sound like. I sound like this. A big reason the album sounds like me is because it's actually me. I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar and all vocals. My drummer guy Tim Dinneen, he played drums on the album. There's another batch of songs from these

This is my favorite album and the one I point people to when they ask me what I sound like. I sound like this. A big reason the album sounds like me is because it's actually me. I play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar and all vocals. My drummer guy Tim Dinneen, he played drums on the album. There's another batch of songs from these sessions that I'll probably release at some point. It was a weird thing because I'd finished vocals on what I'd imagined would be the last song of the album the week that COVID arrived in March, 2020. I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands and wrote another album's worth of stuff. I then reached out and was able to get some of my favorite musicians to perform on the songs. I wasn't friends with any of them, I've only met one of them since. When live music ceased to exist, so many touring musicians were just screwed money-wise and they also were home. Advances in home recording made it a viable thing for different players to share their parts digitally and create new material. Joshua Hedley is a wildly talented fiddle player and can also just sing his ass off. I'd seen him play as Justin Townes Earle's right hand man live a couple of times and he just blew my mind. He then joined Jonny Fritz's band. He's released a couple of fine solo albums. He plays all the fiddle parts on the record. Spencer Cullum Jr. who was also in Fritz's band plays pedal steel on three tracks and is a true master of his craft. I'd seen Taylor Hollingsworth when he was playing with Conor Oberst around 2007. They were opening for Wilco at a minor league ballpark in Lowell, MA. I thought he was the guitarist I'd ever heard but didn't know who he was. About ten years later, I went and saw one of my favorite bands of all-time, The Dexateens at a club in Cambridge and I knew I recognized their new guitarist and eventually made the connection. He plays on a handful of tracks and his parts on "Baby Doll" and how they blend with Spencer's pedal steel, are some of my favorite parts on the record. Dillon Warnek played piano on the title track and the final track "I'm Leaving". Dillon is an incredible musician his solo records are two of the best records I've heard over the past ten years. Tim plays drums and poor Tim has to deal with me in-person periodically. I never play any song the same way twice. I do my thing and hope Tim can kinda find a way to make it work and he always does. Tim is Terrific! TJ Wenzl mixed all this beautiful stuff and is a person I never see enough but whenever I do, I'm always excited about it taking place.

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