the debut album...
It took awhile to strike the match, but Jack Leaver and Mitch Wood’s mutual admiration for vintage country eventually ignited a songwriting inferno.
“Once we got started, we couldn’t stop,” recalls Wood, whose musical partnership with Leaver extends back to the alt-country-oriented Dushanes, which had its heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“We started writing songs and it was the country stuff that we wanted to do for a long time, a little bit more traditional,” adds Leaver, noting the duo’s Diff & Dudley debut album with an all-star cast of guest musicians features “lots of steel guitar, lots of honky-tonk piano. We wanted to do something a little more traditional.”
DIFF Vocals, acoustic guitars, pedal steel guitar (tracks 2,7)
DUDLEY- Vocals, all bass guitars, acoustic guitars, clavioline (track8), Vibes (track 2)
THE BIG SIRS:
Dave Stanton- Lead guitars, additional background vocals (track 11)
Todd Truman- Drums
Chris Corey- Piano
Drew Howard- Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Mikey Lynch- Accordian
Mark Petz- Saxophone
Dee Sutton- Vocals
Tommy Schichtel- Background vocals (track 9)
Justin Wierenga- Pull string guitar (track 4)
Recorded, produced and engineered by Tommy Schichtel at Goon Lagoon, Grand Rapids, MI
Mastered by Jim Diamond
Additional mastering and edits by Glenn Brown at GBP Studios, East Lansing, MI
Photography and artwork by Jazmine Wood
Design and layout by Seth Sutton at Big Thicket Media