This recording is Kirby
's sixth release and features 11 brand new songs by the artist known for his laid back "beach folk" style. "Row Me Home" was produced by veteran drummer/producer Russell Kunkel
in his Los Angeles studio and mixed by son and Emmy winning engineer Nathaniel Kunkel. In addition to producing, Kunkel played drums and percussion and was joined by longtime rhythm section partner Leland Sklar
on bass, legendary guitarist Dean Parks
on pedal steel, dobro, acoustic and electric guitar, and keyboardist extraordinaire Jay Oliver
on piano and organ. Gabe Witcher
played fiddle on several cuts and Gary Meek
filled out the band on sax. A group of veteran LA based singers provided the background vocals including WIndy Wagner, Ken Stacey
and Dorian Hollie
in addition to Sweet Pea Atkinson
and Harry Bowens
who were on break from the Lyle Lovett tour. Coral Reefer Peter Mayer
sang on "Row Me Home," a tune he also co-wrote.
"Russ deserves the credit for assembling this stunning array of talent and I'm forever grateful." said Kirby. "These are all folks Russ has worked with over the years in his own amazing career and there was such a comfort level in the studio that it put me at ease in what otherwise could have been a daunting experience. This was more like old friends getting together to hang out and make some music in a casual and often comical atmosphere, which is my favorite and most effective way to work!"
For more information, visit the website www.littleflockmusic.com.