After seven long years, it's finally here. We're sorry it took so long, we hope you like it, and we love you very much.
Chasing the Sky is: Brenden Stark, Dana Mika, Cassidy Warner, Trevor Andrew Atkinson, Tim Alexander, Kevin VanAntwerpen
Recorded by Michael Crittenden and Christopher Andrus at Mackinaw Harvest Studios in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ryan Dekkinga provided arrangements on "Fangs", "King of the Losing Side", "Stories", "Bliss is Ignorance", "Colorblind", and "Impostors". Tom Steimel provided arrangements on "Bliss is Ignorance". Arie Boon provided the title "Bliss is Ignorance" (and also some real good talks about mental health).
Artwork by C.R. Warner.
released February 15, 2017
CHASING THE SKY THANKS:
Annette Stark, Michael "The Colonel" Crittenden, Christopher Andrus, Mike Ritz, Ryan Dekkinga, Patrick Minnick. The Intersection, The Pyramid Scheme, Mackinaw Harvest, The Grand Rapids Press, REVUE Magazine, The Mitten Brewery, Rocky's Bar & Grill, Old Dog Tavern, 20th Century FOX, Chevrolet, Glee, Western Digital, Daniel Falicki, WYCE, Star 105.7, JQ 99, Christopher Ewing, John Sinkevics, Arie Boon, The Detroit Lions Pride Cheerleaders
I would like to thank my family for being supportive of the time it took for this endeavor. The Colonel for being so cool to work with. My band mates. I learned a lot and had some great laughs along the way. I'd also like to thank those who fight for peace and equality. Last but not least, God who has blessed me with the talents to do so.
Thank you to all who supported us. Thanks to life for teaching me so much during this album. I learned how to feel accepted and I learned how to be myself. Thank to my band mates. It's been a fun journey.
Thanks to my children Chichi the Cat and Dannisaurus the Manshark for their support, even when I'm not the best mom. My best friend Galen, who always watches my back. My other best friend Dannica Donnell for watching me cry a whole bunch and not making me feel weird, and crying in front of me without feeling weird. My other other best friend/fantasy-lover Heath Hofstra, who sat next to me through every health issue I've had the past few years. Jim Voice, who taught me how to read again. Chelsee Auble for making me feel worth something. Kahri Nelson, for loaning me her cat. Myles Dodge for keeping me awake literally the only night in my life I had a hard time staying awake. Melissa Dylan for being the most inspiringly genuine and righteous person in the sea of genuine and righteous people I know. Ellen, for being the first stranger to compliment my lyrics, and my best internet-friend. Mary Rendon for being the most intersectional person I've ever met. Evan Groot for looking the bender in the eye and saying "we go where it takes us" with me. Emilee Petersmark for asking to be friends at a time when I was real lonely, and then following that up by being a really fucking cool friend.
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