Nebraska (single)

by Norman Salant

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(Nebraska is special commemorative release from the album Nebraska)

Lyrics: "Walking This Abandoned Field," a poem by Steve Abbott from his book Wrecked Hearts

producer - jp bowersock
engineer - mark dann
music by norman salant / words by steve abbott
recorded july 18 & 23, aug 28 2013 at mark dann recording, nyc
sound recording P&© 2013 northcove music
thanks to jack hardy songwriter’s exchange

"in the spring of 1977 i moved or rather escaped to san francisco from new york and its disco era, the bronx/yonkers variety, somewhat burned out and without direction. in what turned out to be the first of many such sabbaticals, i put the saxophone down and picked up a guitar to learn to sing and write songs. living on albion street, right away i fell in with an idealistic group of poets who gathered every thursday night for readings at a storefront around the corner on 16th called cloud house, run by a dedicated iconoclast named kush. if i had a song i brought it there and took my turn among the poets. one of those was steve abbott, a far better writer than i, still in his early phase. one night in 1978 he brought in a love poem set in his childhood nebraska called ‘walking this abandoned field.’ i was taken with it and set it to song. a year later i’d moved on and out of the mission, to a flat in the outer richmond on the last hill before the city’s iconic descent to ocean beach and the pacific, where in my bedroom i set up a four-track and began work on what would become ‘saxaphone demonstrations.’ in the spring of this year 2013 i happened upon alysia abbott’s extraordinary memoir of her father, ‘fairyland,’ and it all came back. i remembered steve’s song and thought it might be a nice way to memorialize him and cloud house and at the same time pay tribute to the achievement of the book."

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released September 7, 2013

norman salant – voice, guitar
mark dann – bass
kyra simms – french horn
sana nagano – viola

lyrics, info: www.normansalant.com

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Norman Salant New York, New York

Songwriter, singer, saxophonist, composer and martini-maker based in New York City with all the associated euphorias and discontents - although the saxophone part of the equation has been on hiatus for some time. The martini-making sometimes rears its head at sporadic Salon parties in a NoChe loft but live performances are exceedingly rare. Recordings are all! ... more

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