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Softly, Dear

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It's Alright 03:31
Same Dream 01:26
Things I Say 03:29
After 03:03
A Good Road 03:33
Halcyon Days 04:52
Amphion 01:01


released August 7, 2014


Alex Adkinson – drums, percussion
Josh Frederick – guitar, bass, backing vocals
Tyler Hart – vocals, guitar
Ben Possi – piano, organ, synthesizers
Addie Strei – vocals, flute, saxophone, bass (track 3)

With assistance from…

Kris Bergh – trumpet (1, 6)
Hannah Kennedy – violin (4, 7)
Colin Marusek – trombone (1, 3, 6)
Evan Middlesworth – lap steel (3, 5), backing vocals (1, 6), acoustic guitar (7)
Joe Niemann – trumpet (3)
Laura Severson – viola (4, 7)

Produced by Softly, Dear and Evan Middlesworth
Recorded and mixed by Evan Middlesworth at Pine Hollow Audio – Eau Claire, WI
Track 3 mastered by Brian Joseph at April Base – Fall Creek, WI
All other tracks mastered by Jake Yuhas and Miles Coe at Tree House Studio – Los Angeles
String & Horn Arrangements by Josh Frederick (tracks 3, 4, 6) and Ben Possi (tracks 3, 7)
Album artwork by Mike Lash
Album design by Brenna Signe

Music by Softly, Dear
Lyrics by Tyler Hart

Bud Adkinson, Greg Adkinson, Lisa Beckett, Michelle Cihla, Pam Dennis, David Frederick, Andy Hart, Debbie and Dave Hart, Alana Jenkins, Evan Middlesworth, Poppy Meolter, Sheila and John Possi, Dana Purcell, Ron Ricci, Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Dillon Weber, Matt Wenaas
Special Thanks

Our families and friends, Alea Beckett, Kris Bergh, Paul Brandt, Keegan Calmes, Myles Coyne, Sarah Curley, Jason Emerson, Tom Frederick, Scotty Hayden, Alana Jenkins, Caleb Johannes, Stephen Kallao, Hannah Kennedy, John Praw Kruse, Mike Lash, Mike Malone, Colin Marusek, Evan Middlesworth, Joe Niemann, Sue Orfield, Laura Severson, Josh Sterling, Eric Wells, Adelyn Rose, Glassworks Improv, Hounds Before Lions.
We want to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all of the musicians and artists of Eau Claire and all those who support them. We feel extremely lucky to be a part of such a thriving arts community—one filled with endlessly inspiring kindness, talent, creativity and enthusiasm. And on a more specific note, we want to thank anyone who ever came to or played in a show at our house and all those who host house shows of their own. This place is its people. We love you all!


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Music by five friends from Eau Claire, Wi

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