"Flowers For Lori" is inspired by my partner and best friend, Lori Kampa
Love to my bros Curt Peddicord & Chris Ott, my sis Kelly Ott, Mom, Dad, Christi, & all my family and friends
thankyouse to Neilson Hubbard, Nancy Quinn, Wayne Brezinka, David McClister, Lo Carter, April Rucker, Eamon McLoughlin, Danny Mitchell, Kris Donegan, Evan Hutchings, Ron Gomez, Kym Warner & Carol Young, Daniel Tashian & Family, Jack Tempchin, Bradshaw Lambert, Don Gallacher, Kevin Chalfant & my hometown family in Ottawa, IL, Gary Boss over at Audio Technica, Simon Kellman, Grimey, Chris Gelbuda, Keatly Haldeman & the team @ PigFactory, Jeff Brown, Dylan Altman, Matt Warren, Terry & Syn Carleton, Gabe Dixon, Ben Pelchat, Les Wiseman, Dan Kimpel, Adam Debevc, Michael Fey, Jim Smith, Joey Linenberg, Cal IV, Jeremy, Juanita, & Catherine Taylor, Theo Hawse, The Kampas, The Sembs, The Otts, The Floors, The Taylors, Everyone down at WRLT Lightning 100 (R.I.P. David Hall / wide-eyed sailing), Matt Dockstader, Jim & the Quattrocki Family, Brandon Mann & the folks down at Crescendo, John & Mary McCullough, Scott Robinson, Paul Roper, Joey Luscinski, Will McDonald & everyone down at Dualtone, Patrick Krutz, Joel Quigley and the folks at House Band Wines, all my contributors at indiegogo.com
, Facebook friends & fans everywhere, you put your name here______________cuz I love you too.
This record was made under the influence of:
Al Green, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Fela Kuti, Nina Simone, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ike & Tina, Wilson Pickett, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Leadbelly, Hank Williams, The Mississippi River, Vernon Howard, Alan Watts, Happy Tears, Good Food, Good Booze, Authentic People, Molly, Ebi, Lola, Dancing Fools, Oysters, Hot Sauce, Prince's Hot Chicken, Spirit Music, Mother Earth, The Wind, The Sun, Generosity, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Billy Preston, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, The Delfonics, BBQ, Big Belly Laughs, Memphis Soul, & Nashville.
Thanks Gary Taylor for keepin' the plates spinnin' Ain't no upside, brother G.
And to Ralph Waldo Emerson for “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”
Good evening or wherever you are