along the shore

I was so pleased that Norm MacPherson and Rick May could join me, remotely, from each of their own studios to play on this new song.

I added acoustic rhythm and lead guitars, electric rhythm guitar, shaker, penny whistle, and sang vocals. Rick played bass, and Norm created the orchestrations, and played a B-bender electric lead guitar.

A song for Christmas

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Kamloops, BC

Top 10 Roots Albums – March 2019
1) Abigail Lapell* – Getaway (Coax)
2) Katherine Rondeau – Unfortunate Point of View (Independent)
3) Daryl Shawn – Safe in Sound (Independent)
4) Lenore* – Every Once in a While (Independent)
5) Garnett Betts* – Highfield (Independent)
6) Mark Perry* – Right Here (Northern Sky)
7) In Cahoots* – Across the Coulees (Independent)
8) Ken Workman* – Cold Canadian Nights (Independent)
9) Ellen Bukstel – Legacy of Love (Independent)
10) Kelly Pardekooper – 50-Weight (Independent)

The songs

The Starline is that “Main Street ” diner where the great plans get made, over coffee, a burger, or eggs over easy, at the end of long conversation at four in the morning.

The new album – Highfield

Twelve new tracks recorded at Coast Road Recording in Victoria, Canada, are now ready! Ten songs and two instrumentals penned by Garnett feature Garnett on vocals, guitar, and various instruments, Rick May on Bass, Karel Roessingh on piano and keys, and Alex Campbell on hand percussion.

It was mastered at GlassWing Studios by Richard Sales.

“I definitely think that an up beat and more energetic feel runs through this album than my past work. A few links to the “community” set out in the Songs From The Starline record find a reference here and there in Highfield, but as the context differs, so do the characters, and so does the feel.”

Calling You Home

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Shoulder Season

Our Great Estate

Farther On

Highfield front CD Babay & WEB copy Mar 10

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