The Green Sparrow

The Green Sparrow

by Mike Gordon

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Overview

The Green Sparrow

For his second solo album, Mike Gordon plays it a little straighter than his debut. The Green Sparrow is never as strange as moments of Inside In, favoring instead a set of easy rocking tunes that really flow nicely together. Aside from just a few full band cuts, Gordon handles most of the instruments besides drums but he executes so well you wouldn't notice unless you checked the credits. There's an easygoing vibe throughout, even towards the end where the subject matter gets slightly darker. Vocally, he sounds a bit like classic Steve Miller with a laid-back delivery and effortless melodicism that make these tunes breeze by, and of course there's plenty of tasty guitar and bass playing. Perfect for a summer day.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661908321
catalogNumber: 619083
Rank: 283317

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Gordon   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bongos,Keyboards,Tambourine,Vocals,Shaker,Ride Cymbal,Agogo Bell,Hi Hat
Ivan Neville   Organ,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Trey Anastasio   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guest Appearance
Steve Ferraris   Bongos,cowbell
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums,Guest Appearance
Chuck Leavell   Organ,Piano
Ken Lovelett   Tambourine
Page McConnell   Organ,Guest Appearance
Aaron Johnson   Trombone
Doug Belote   Drums,Vocals,Shaker,cowbell
Scott Murawski   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Russo   Drums
Russ Lawton   Drums
Marie Claire   Vocals
Jared Slomoff   Vocals,cowbell
Jordan McLean   Trumpet
Julee Avallone   Flute
Nadine LaFond   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Siket   Producer
Mike Gordon   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation,Cover Illustration
Jared Slomoff   Producer
Celeste Guidry   Engineer
Charlie Stavish   Engineer

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