The Ravenna Colt, "Terminal Current"
Terminal Current is the second album from The Ravenna Colt (Johnny Quaid, ex-My Morning Jacket), and the follow-up to the 2010 debut album, Slight Spell.
The album features Jared Goodpastor (guitar, synthesizer), J. Brent Stewart and Tom Blankenship (bass), Daniel T. Mohler and Kevin Ratterman (drums), Bernie Reilly (cello), David Givan (percussion), Phil Carlson (guitar) and Carl Broemel (pedal steel).
Recorded in Quaid’s new locale Boise, Idaho, and in Louisville, Ky., Terminal Current expands on the sound Quaid established on his debut, while stretching into new sonic territory and atmosphere.
Terminal Current is out now on CD, LP (with free download) and digital formats via Karate Body Records and Quaid’s own label Removador Recordings & Solutions.
All songs composed and conducted by Johnny Quaid.
Johnny Quaid: vocals, guitars, lap steel, synth
Jared Goodpastor: guitars, synth, percussion
Brent Stewart: bass
Tom Blankenship: bass
Daniel T Mohler: drums
Carl Broemel: pedal Steel
Kevin Ratterman: drums
Bernie Reilly: cello
Dave Givan: percussion
Phil Carlson: guitar
Recorded and engineered by Johnny Quaid in Boise, ID with Above The Cadillac Recording Studio’s mobile unit #5
Additional tracking and mixing done by Kevin Ratterman at La La Land in Louisville, Ky.
Produced by Kevin Ratterman and Johnny Quaid
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering
© 2014 Removador Recordings And Solutions
All songs published by Jombie Songs (BMI)
Terminal Current is the same kind of sweetly sad, expansive western Americana that put the Jacket on the map. Yet it bears more resemblance to the more pedal steel-leaning side of contemporary roots music. This album is full of reverbed, lonesome waltzes that your favorite bar plays during closing time, much the same as Son Volt’s peanut shell-sweeping Honky Tonk.
“Quaid’s voice is what really makes The Ravenna Colt different. You will either like it or you won’t. In songs like ‘Absolute Contingency’ his voice seems like it’s being pushed to the edge it’s capability. Not like Celine Dion, more like your neighbor playing his acoustic on his front porch. It’s reminiscent of some of the great southern grunge stuff of the 90’s like Uncle Tupelo.”