11 new songs recorded in Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Adrian Belew's studio in Nashville. With appearances from Matt Malley (Counting Crows), Belinda Lipscomb (Midnight Star), Clyde Brown (The Drifters, Ben E. King), Gerald Brown (Shalamar, Jody Watley), Krystal Peterson (Victor Wooten), L.A. sensation Bee Haskins, and members of The Bears / The Raisins / psychodots. Mastered by Richard Dodd.
released March 17, 2014
Composed, Performed and Produced by RF.
Chris Arduser / Drums tracks 1, 5, 7, 9.
Noah Fetters / Drums track 4.
Matt Malley / Bass tracks 1, 3, 5, 7.
Bob Nyswonger / Bass tracks 9, 11.
Bee Haskins / Bridge Vocal track 3, Lead Vocal track 4.
Clyde Brown / Vocal & Co-lyricist track 10.
Belinda Lipscomb / Vocal track 9, Chorus track 11.
Gerald Brown / Chorus track 11.
Krystal Peterson / Chorus track 11.
RF / Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Harmonica, Electronic Magic Gizmos, etc.
Cover sculpture: “HeArt” by Steven J. Athanas / Photo: O’Thanas Stoodio.
RF Photos: Michael Wilson
Color Photos: Bosco Groat / Design: Killer Yellow Dogs
For Swany, Sam, Grace, Noah and Robert.
PS: From the liner notes on the CD:
Saint Ain’t was recorded and mixed by RF at Slayer Park Sound, Cincinnati.
Chris Arduser was recorded by the late, great Ken Latchney at StudioBelew (courtesy of The Bears) near Nashville. Matt Malley recorded at his Moorpark, CA studio. Bee Haskins was recorded by Andy Haskins at Pop Johnson in sunny Burbank. Additional recording in the Fetters dining room and Noah F.’s bedroom.
Richard Dodd mastered the beast in Nashville.
Main tools: Digital Performer, ProTools, Nuendo and Avid. Software instruments and plug-ins: Native Instruments, Vienna Instruments, SoundToys, Voxengo, Kush, IK Multimedia. Mics: Wunder, Peluso, Blue, Uncle Rotty’s U67, AKG and Shure. Fender, Rickenbacker, Gibson, Martin, Godin, Guild and Taylor guitars—plus Kimble #1 and the fabulous Schneidocaster. Wavelength, Danelectro, Ampeg and Vox amps. Lotza gizmos. Signal path: Grace, Amek/Neve, Urei via Metric Halo. 24bit/88.2 or 44.1kHz . MacBook Pro and a MacPro 6-core.
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