released September 22, 2009
All songs written and performed by Rachel Grimes.
My Dear Companion is inspired by an old English folk tune “The Dear Companion” from the Cecil Sharp collection.
Recorded in the summer of 2008 in the recital hall at Indiana University Southeast on a Steinway D. Engineer Tim Haertel, TNT Productions (Louisville, KY).
Field recordings by Rachel.
Mixed with Bob Weston and mastered at Chicago Mastering Service.
Layout, website and design by Cesar Perez-Ribas.
Photos of Kentucky by Rachel.
Print elements by Michael Jarboe.
Sheet music letterpress, Lueboe Press.
Dedicated with love and life to Alec Johnson.
Loving thanks to the Sisters of Loretto for offering a quiet place for this project to begin. Thank you for your support: my family, Mat Herron and Joe Seidt of Karate Body Records, Jessie Kriech-Higdon, Robin Wood, members of Rachel’s, Touch & Go family, Kevin Coultas, the Frames and Swell Season, Jackson Haring, Troy Westrick, Doris Keyes, Shannon Wright, gentlemen of King’s Daughters & Sons, the SITI Co., Jim Rightmeyer and St. Francis in the Fields for use of their space, Tim and Chris for ProTools advice.
c 2009 R. Grimes BMI