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Notes from Crum (purchase it at CDBaby)
Sometime in late 2005, Ross Ballard approached me with the idea of using my music for the background of his audio book, “Crum”, the novel by Lee Maynard. This kind of project was a first for me and I was intrigued. It sounded like it would be fun. I had no earthly idea. Ross gave me a copy of the book and I was stunned. It was simply brilliant. Yes, it’s crude, sexist, bawdy, and crass. But it’s arguably the best coming-of-age novel ever written about growing up as a lower class country boy. It’s especially piquant if one is from the South, or anywhere else in the backwoods of America. “Crum”, though a novel, is the truth, nothing but the unadulterated truth.
I wrote two
tunes specifically for the project and had several previously unrecorded
pieces that seemed to fit the timbre of the book, that being a mixture of
melancholy, glee, hope, introspection, and potential catharsis. We recorded
them all on a cool November day in 2006, and I could sense that Ross, Donnie,
and I, shared the same feeling – that we were onto something
special. But that special nature had little to do with me. The three
of us were merely latecomers, lucky enough to hitch a ride on a phenomenal
literary train, a work of dazzling (if off-colored)
truth. I’m honored to be a part of it, even if only vicariously. Thanks
Ross; thanks Donnie; and most of all, thank you Mr.
Maynard for chronicling my (and many others’) adolescence.