The River and the Sea

by The High Lonesome Plains

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Original Release: 2006
Digital Re-release: 2014


released May 23, 2014

For Catherine
. . . and for Elenore

Chris Buskey vocals, acoustic guitar, Nashville guitar
Ian Alsgaard piano, organ, keyboards, vocals
Johnny Java drums, percussion
John Lindberg electric guitars, vocals
James Velvet bass guitar, vocals, additional percussion

Produced by Vic Steffens
Engineered by Vic Steffens
Additional Engineering: Rick Dempko, John Francis
Recorded and Mixed at Horizon Studios, West Haven, CT –
The Finest Sound Available
Mixed and Mastered by Vic Steffens at Horizon

Thank You Friends: Catherine, Elenore, Vic Steffens, Alex DeFelice, Frank and Linda Critelli, Ian, John, Johnny, James, John J. Capece, Ray and Sara Neal, Ed Leonard, Rob DeRosa, Gary Vollano and Independisc, Rick Allison, Shandy Lawson, Dave Drouillard, Del Webb, Heather Derran, Amber, Roger C. Reale, Mark J. Mulcahy, Alligator Farmhouse, Buddy Holly, Jules Verdone, Cafe Nine, Rick Omonte, Dick Neal, The Lakeside Lounge, The Knoxville Drift, Wiley, Fellini the Cat, The Buttonwood Tree, Lach, Mom and Dad, Michael and Nancy
Cummings, The Furors, Craig Gilbert, The Witch Doctor, Steve Rodgers and the Space, Nancy Lee Abbey, Tammy Lindberg, Victoria Alsgaard, Glen Campbell, Tom Hearn, Ben E. King and the Drifters, Joe Solodow, Russell Shaddox, The Sawtelles, The Rivergods, Americana-UK, Neri Lutherie, The Driftwood Lounge, Chris Serapiglia, Andrew Higgins, Bert Pijpers at Rounder Europe, Freddie B,
Stuart Coupe and Laughing Outlaw Records, Francisco Garcia, John Ferrante, A Sound Choice, Cary Levine, Sean Price and Fortuna Pop, Rootstime Belgium, Pat Ferruci, Kathleen Cei, Ralph Hohman, Jenn D, Mark Eitzel, George Huntley, The Pee-Wee Fist, Mike Mascagna and Guitar Works, Banko’s Music, Nick Soloman, Mandy McGuire-Schwartz, Brad Jacobs, Zack, Rob Troccolo, Jo-Anna Horn, Spike Priggen, Joe Flood, Tim Shaw at Guild Guitars,The City of New Haven, CT – Home of the amazing Teeter-Active Totterhorn

Inspiration, Consulation, Curatorship: Catherine Cummings Bousquet
Knight-Errant: Frank Critelli
LEM Pilot: Mr. Ray Neal
Co-Conspirator Emeritus: John J. Capece
Master of Ceremonies: Ed Leonard

Label Contact:
HMG recordings
678 1/2 Campbell Ave.
West Haven, CT. 06516
Phone: (203) 907-0383

God and Texas” is dedicated the enduring spirit of
Andrew Jacob Doucette

All compositions written by Christopher J. B. Bousquet
© 2006 Useless Loser Music/BMI
“Despise” includes an excerpt from “Hurt Goes On”
written by and used with permission from Nick Soloman

Package design and layout by CJBB and CLCB
Production assistance by Quicksilver Communication (
Saltworks photo by David Hale
Salt crystals photo courtesy of the Univerisity of Arizona Department
of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory



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