from Dream In Blue
released June 8, 2018
Songwriting, guitar, upright bass, and vocals by Britt Arnesen
Mixed/mastered by Brian Hazard and Resonance Mastering.
Recorded February 2018 by Britt Arnesen in Missoula, Montana.
Britt is playing an 1891 Martin parlor guitar, size 2 1/2 style 17 (thanks, Kim Rice) and a 1942 Kay Bass, tuned to the standard of A = 432.
About Sam: I met Sam Carter when I wintered in Friday Harbor, Washington, while recording my first album. Sam was a dear friend and daytime companion. He loved music, especially reggae. He had grown up divided between Alaska and Friday Harbor and the love of these two places was something we shared. Sam was a tree climber and cared for many iconic trees on the island. He showed me the ones he worked on, including the big beautiful magnolia downtown. I'll never forget smelling it for the first time. We went for walks on the beaches and hillsides together and I loved cooking for him. We inspired healthy habits in each other. My son was in kindergarten and I recorded my album in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. During the daytime I'd compose harmony parts and write new songs. Sam was always supportive and encouraging of my musical ideas and was a source of emotional strength for me. He was a good soul. The sea took Sam way too young and he is deeply missed by the many souls he touched.