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if you would like a physical copy of this album (a liner notes + lyrics booklet, and a beautiful turquoise audiocassette, tied up in string)]
This album I have the joy of sharing with you here took the love and care of many individuals beyond myself.
The images in these songs come largely from a trip I took across the country with my dear friend Annie in late August of 2012—a time when the bells still rang out clearly for me. I am so thankful for her companionship.
Creating Ring! depended on the work of four people: Tucker Dalton, Nupur Shridhar, Sam Adler-Bell and myself. Over the past year, the four of us have dedicated ourselves to playing our music together. I have learned from them how to share my songs with others, an act that brings joy and love to my life. Through their creative energy and effort, this album has taken on a beauty I could never have imagined at its inception. I am deeply grateful to Sam, Nupur, and Tucker.
I thank Benjy Brooke—whose graceful artwork you see here—for his support through the years in all things artistic. Finally, I am grateful to my family, who helped me cultivate the value in music-making I so cherish today.
This album is for you. Thank you for listening.