Just After Sunset
“Just After Sunset” is a 5-song acoustic folk/roots EP, reimagining songs from Jeffery's 2021 LP “Just Before Sunrise”. With Jeffery’s previous eight albums being piano-driven outings, he changes gears with this EP by inviting acoustic guitar to lead the charge on four of the songs. Only simple hand percussion, foot stomps, and sparse piano add to the arrangements. All guitar tracks were performed by Bryn Besse (Regina SK). Track 5 (Heavy is the Burden) adds backing vocals and strings. The result is a striking collection of songs sitting at the intersection of contemporary singer-songwriter, folk and roots genres. The lyrics are reminders of what ‘has been’ and what ‘could be’ with the focus on the stories within.
The album is available at Bandcamp.
Produced by: Jeffery Straker & Brad Prosko, Regina SK
Mixed/Mastered by: Brad Prosko, Regina SK
Acoustic Guitar: Bryn Besse
Piano/vocals/hand percussion/foot stomps: Jeffery Straker
Added musician on Track 5: Danny Jones upright bass; Jill Straker & Breeann DeHaven backing vocals; Catherine Folstad cello; Carmelle Pretzlaw violin (all Regina SK).