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CD is a collection of recordings from Acme Recording Studio in Chicago,
Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton (in Canada), and A&M Studio in Los Angeles.
It spans eight years and includes blues, jazz, ballads, and rock. "Matter"
is built around a bass groove lushly woven by Chris Chaney. "The song
floats along that groove. It intentionally dominates the mix." The slide
guitar drives the groove in "Heartbreaker" and "I Like A Train." The title
track "Ruby" is reminiscent of Quicksilver Messenger Service and psychedelia.
Recorded by Alex Reed in Lillard's home studio, The Temple, this CD is entirely
acoustic guitar and layered vocals. "All Time Baby" was inspired one snowy
day in England with Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois, David Rhodes, and Dave
Bottrill. "Watching these guys hard at work, I felt a great sense of peace.
I think maybe it's just that awareness that this is all there is and we're
alright." Without blame,"Cowgirls" is a feel-good country tune that builds
Homemade until the very end, when Grammy-winning engineer David Reitzas
sweetened it with Pro-Tools, Loud Heat was made entirely on a small digital
board with a warm tube mic. Guests include Brazilian percussionist extraordinaire
Cassio Duarte, infinitely tasty Selmer sax-man David Sills, and one of
L.A.'s hottest guitarists, the luscious Jimmy Khouri. Lillard layers vocals
on all but one song giving the album a delicious warmth.