Premier performances are heard on every tract of this CD.
Paul Anastasio: As a former fiddle player for "ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL," Paul brings to life almost too many emotions with his country swing and bluegrass style of fiddle playing. The one aspect of Paul Anastasio's musical style that won't be forgotten, is how Paul captured the total essence of what these songs really needed with every performance that he made.
Roger Ferguson: A two time grand master mandolin, fiddle, and flattop 6 string acoustic guitar player, Roger gave everything he had to give doing what Roger does best ... making the perfect musical contribution to really great songs. Roger Ferguson is a world class Bluegrass musician that flavored every song that he played on with what Roger calls his, "Secret Sauce."
Buddy Brewer: Once a professional Nashville pedal steel guitar session player, Buddy Brewer gives a performance of a lifetime on every song. Bud is a pedal steel guitar perfectionist and if isn't perfect, Bud wasn't performing it. Buddy Brewer has always been involved with country music and is one of the very few pedal steel guitar players that's ever been invited by Willie Nelson himself to play with Willie's band down in Texas.
Allan Alto: A guitar players guitar player that can twin his Fender Stratocaster against any pedal steel and fiddle player, as well as any lead guitarist I know. When you listen to Allan playing his vintage nylon string Spanish guitar on and "The Cheating Side You Showed Me" song, you'll know why Allan Alto has been acclaimed as simply . . . the best.
Dick Henderson: Now a studio engineer, honky-tonk piano player, keyboard backup, B-3 organist and percussionist, Dick grew up as a piano playing child prodigy. Dick used several different piano arrangements to capture the many styles and sounds of Floyd Crammer and Jerry Lee Lewis just to name a few. You will really appreciate the time, effort, and expertise Dick Henderson used to capture every nuance of sound utilized with his hi-tech digital "Hen-Pro" Recording Studio.
Darrell Data: An extremely well accomplished lead vocalist, electric & acoustic guitar player, with unbelievable skills as a vocal harmony singer. Darrell strives to make every performance sound like it's alive. Whether he is performing in a studio session or singing to thousands of fans in concert, Darrell Data is a musician that will always be in demand.
Jon Thiele: A very young and incredibly talented lead vocal singer. Jon Thiele will definitely make his presence known in a very short period of time once he gets his big "Nashville" break. Jon's style of singing is totally "Grass Roots Traditional" country music. You could listen to Jon Thiele sing the same song twenty times in a row and it would still sound like you just heard it for the very first time.
Tammy Nilsen: A young lady whose vocal talent has always surpassed everyone's expectations. When Tammy sings, everyone stops to listen. Tammy Nilsen will always give 100% of herself whether she is singing for older folks in a nursing home, or singing to sold-out crowds in concert. Tammy Nilsen is what the music industry would call "One in a Million" and that description would still fall short of describing her country and bluegrass vocal abilities. Just give a quick listen to "Three Magic Wishes" and "The Cheating Side" songs and you'll definitely be a believer.
"Speedy" Price: Simply, a pedal steel guitar icon. Speedy Price will always remain a household name from Nashville Tennessee to every honky-tonk this side of the Mississippi River. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have had "Speedy" Price play his style of pedal steel on this CD. Speedy is still making his presence felt in country music all over the Northwest by performing scheduled events and doing studio session work.
Russ Guthrie: Russ Guthrie's song-writing ability has always been deeply rooted in country music. If you love traditional country music with a "cutting edge" contemporary country sound, Russ Guthrie's songs will simply amaze you. Nothing was left to chance making this CD . . . Nashville style lead guitars, riveting slide guitars, phenomenal pedal steel guitar work, tasty blends of Bluegrass-Country fiddle, mandolin, honky-tonk piano, beautiful harmony vocals, and words to songs that you'll remember for a lifetime. Everyone that has ever purchased a CD of "JON THIELE and FRIENDS," have commented that it is the best country music they have ever heard. Hard to believe? All the songs on this CD are are just waiting for you to sample. Listen to a few or listen to them all and you be the judge. All that Russ wants to leave you with is simply this: a country music legacy that you will be proud to share with anyone.
Now if you're ready to order your copy of "Jon Thiele and Friends," we would like to take this time to thank you. THANK YOU for supporting country music, THANK YOU for this one chance to share our dream with you to make this CD a significant contribution to country music, and THANK YOU to all the our friends and family who believed in us and our music. This CD project would not have happened without them!
1. Grampa's Song (The Man From Idaho)
2. Calling Out My Name
3. Nashville Tennessee
4. Call 911
5. A Long Time Ago
6. Born to Boogie
7. Old Honkeytonks Never Really Want To Die
8. Pictures In My Wallet
9. Thought I'd Never Have To Do That
10. I Slipped And Fell (In Love With You)
11. I'll Promise Not To Stay
12. Just Let Hank Sing
13. The Cheating Side You Showed Me
14. Three Magic Wishes
15. That's How My Best Friend Said Goodbye
16. I'll See You When He Calls My Name