Restless souls Bio
We grew up in the 60's & 70's surfing and making music together around Santa Cruz, California. Jerry Best, Bill Bortin and David Adams experienced a lot of firsts together and last year we got together to write a bunch of new songs very much inspired by those experiences, lyrically drawn from that time of our lives.
We were determined to write and record the songs in a fashion that crossed through generations and that were musically diverse and accessible.
Jerry and David, joined by producer and guitarist Jimmy Jackson, collaborated to complete the project resulting in 11 original songs on the new album
Jerry Best: lead vocals, guitar
David Adams: bass, vocals
Jimmy Jackson: lead guitars, resonator guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin
Thank you to our family and friends! Our wives, especially Ellen who “lived” with us the past year while we toiled over the music in the studio located at Jimmy and Ellen’s home. And, of course, the continued support and encouragement from our families and friends.
Nikki Frediani, Ginger Graphics for album, website, and promotional materials design.
Wild Bill and Terry Conklin for PR.
Chris Thompson, film maker.
Jon Dufour, sound.
Chuck and Lois Blair for providing the special place for our event.
Recording Studios / Engineers
Live basic tracks recorded at:
Wind River Studio, recorded by David (DJ) Higdon
Ken Maybe Studio, recorded by Jason Starr
Triple J Records, recorded by Jimmy Jackson
Mixing and Mastering, Jimmy Jackson Musicians
Thank you to all the musicians who made this project possible: Ken Margolis, Ed James, Gary “Killer” Andrijasovich, Jim Norris, Steve Pefley, Terry Hardin, Lisa Taylor, Yosef Feinberg, Matt Shaw, Jim Hannibal, Dan Young, Bill Bortin, Lisa Marie Thompson and Ashley Lloyd Thompson.
There were many musician friends who worked with us and helped with the development of the music in the early stages of our project: Bill Bortin, The Spell (Johnny McCullough), Michael Johnson (drums), Jack Bowers (piano), Gary Thomas (keyboards), and Keith Greeninger.