Clouds that forever stampede the endless sky, shadows gliding over canyon walls– the West is a vast expanse of magic and mystery. American artists from John Ford to Frederick Remington to A.B. Guthrie have used film, canvas and the printed page to convey the essence of its unique landscape and mythology.
Inspired by Marc’s lifelong love affair with the American West and produced by Marc and Mike Ricciardi, RIDE now presents ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. From the haunting message and beat of “Twister” and the soul-shaking challenge of taming a wild horse in “Take it on the Chin”, to the sexy, mind-blowing, middle-of-nowhere encounter of “Time Waits For No Man” and on through seven more scenic stops, RIDE takes you on a dusty tour of the Great American Frontier.
Marc – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Mike Ricciardi – Drums, Percussion
Jack O’Hara – Bass, Electric and Slide Guitars
D’raz – Accordion
Rob Meador – Mandolin
Recorded by Jules Bailis
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Other featured artists: Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Steve Earle, The Del- Lords, Joan Jett)- Electric and Acoustic Guitars; Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul Simon) – Upright Bass; Walter Strauss – Piano and Lead Acoustic Guitar; Rich DePaolo – Fretless Bass; Joe Flood (Levon Helm)- Mandolin and Fiddle; Alex Specker – Dobro Steel Guitar