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Blue Tattoo

Eric Hester

The first release from Eric Hester in over four years, Blue Tattoo, is a songwriting tour-de-force. In it Eric incorporates elements from his alternative rock past, yet still keeps his folky sensibility. Blue Tattoo features several of the same musicians as his critically acclaimed release RED. Once again he draws on the production skills of Nashville renaissance man Craig Carothers, and some of the Nation's finest musicians including Andrea Zonn ( Vince Gill ), Phil Baker (Donna Summer), Joe Heinemann ( Delbert McClinton ) and Claudia Holden ( The Peaceful Dead ). With tracks like MTM and Cannonball already receiving serious airplay around the Midwest, Blue Tattoo promises to take Eric Hester's music to an even larger audience.

Produced by Craig Carothers
Recorded in Rooms mostly located in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master
Engineered by Craig Carothers
Released in March of 2002
Release Number - 8675-310
UPC - 602977059229

Eric Hester - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Tim Ellis - Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Ebow, Piccolo-Kife
Phil Baker - Bass, Fretless Bass
Joe Heinemann - Keyboards, Percussion
Claudia Holden - Background Vocals and General Attitude
Craig Carothers - Backing Vocals, Percussion, Melotron, Harmonica
Cal Scott - Coronet
Andrea Zonn - Violin, Viola, Cello, & String Arrangements
Nigel Forestor - Tambourine and Maracas All CD Artwork by Mr. Thorin Nielson

2 Maryanne
3 Happy Couple
4 Juliard
5 Yucatan
6 Heroin Girl
7 Emily
8 I Know (a little girl)
9 Cannonball
10 American Folk Music
11 Temporary Angel
12 TVZ