Co-Produced by Mark Nelson and Paul Martinson (Bob Dylan, Leo Kottke, Dave Brubeck, Cat Stevens), the writing for "Gravity Matters" comes primarily from Nelson's introspective look at a wide range of professions and personalities from his years of travel around the U.S.
Stories of lawyers in Washington, D.C., rural Amish families, Hmong refugees, high school friends who have disappeared, grunge rock singers and retired nuns are all found in the CD's 10 selections.
Drummers Pete Johnson (Manhattan Transfer)and Bill Berg (Dylan, Flim & BBs), and bass players Gordon Johnson (Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangioni), Dick Hedlund (Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau), and Billy Peterson (Steve Miller Band) contribute a natural energy and drive to all of the songs, tastefully arranged around the atmosheric keyboards of Bolin and Nelson's multi-styled guitar tracks.
Reviews have likened "Gravity Matters" to Paul Simon's "Graceland," and there is a distinct Don Henley / Joni Mitchell / Mark Knopfler influence in many of the lyrics and vocals depicting unique stories and characters.
1. One Red Light
2. Somewhere In Between
3. Close My Eyes
4. Mi Novia
6. God, You're Pretty
7. The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
8. Perfect Man
9. Can't Tell A Soul
10. Money Talks