It was also a fantastic experience to play with some great musicians on this record.

THE CAST OF CHARACTERS ON LIFE AINT THAT LONG

rich krueger - acoustic guitars, electric 12 string guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, vocals

vence edmonds – drums, tambourine, bongos

bill kavanagh – bass

seth lee jones - slide guitar

scott daniel - fiddle

issac lyons - accordion & hammond b3

alan burroughs - electric rhythm and lead guitar

simbryt dortch, alan burroughs & michael scott - heavenly choir

jared tyler, kim frost, jodi walker, naomi ashley, max krueger, bill kavanagh, paul kotheimer – background vocals

brian wilkie – pedal steel

skinny williams – tenor saxophone

The SW3 horns – skinny williams on saxophone, norman palm on trombone, leon q allen on trumpet

oliver steck – piano

steve lynn – electric guitar

cody clinton– electric rhythm and lead guitar

charles williams – piano, electric rhythm and lead guitar

paul kotheimer – piano, organ, mellotron, shakers, tambourine, glockenspiel, triangle

paul calzoretti – trumpets

dave bernat – guica, shakers, conga

michael staub – tenor saxophone

jay o’rourke – bass, telecaster

 

Major credits for the some of the musicians on the album...

Brian Wilkie (Allison Krauss, Pam Tillis, Robbie Fulks, John Langford, The Hoyle Brothers)

Skinny Williams (The Ohio Players, Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, George Duke, Sheila E) 

Simbryt Dortch (Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, Seal, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Faith Hill, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, R. Kelly, Diana Ross)

Michael Scott (Downtown Tony Brown, The Chicago Catz, Nicholas Tremulis, Sonia Dada)

Alan Burroughs (Martha Redbone, Art Porter, Miles Davis)

Norman Palm (Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, The Temptations, The O’ Jays, Aretha Franklin).

Oliver Steck  (Bob Schneider Band, Slade Cleaves, Junior Wells)

Jared Tyler (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Malcolm Holcombe, John Fullbright)

Cody Clinton (Leon Russell’s backing band, John Fullbright)

Bill Kavanagh (The Amazing Jimmi Mayes)

Scott Daniel (Jazz Robots)

Jay O’Rourke (The Insiders)

Credits for some of the folks who helped record,  mix, and master the album

Jay O’Rourke (mixing and production help) has worked making recordings by Robbie Fulks, Warren Zevon, Urge Overkill, Material Issue, and Ministry.

The album is mastered brilliantly by Dave McNair who has mastered records by Dylan, Bowie, and Springsteen among others.