Bass-Kaveh Rastegar, Sean Hurley
Guitars-Joe Gore, Vernon Reid, Fred Frith, David Levita
Backing Vocals and Vocal Arrangement on “The Lonely Sea”-Roger Joseph Manning
Backing Vocals-Valerie Pinkston, Mia Pfirmann, India Carney
Horns-Danny T. Levin
Song Charts-Benjamin Lee
What is “The Stars and The Well”?
"Influenced by the Laurel Canyon Sound, Bowie, Steely Dan, Richie Havens, and Scott Walker, but created in the context of my own experience, The Stars and The Well is unabashedly nostalgic, consumed with Romance and unafraid of the fragility of love. It’s a retrospective of the impact of love in my life, in all its forms… From the heights (The Stars) to the depths (The Well).
Please listen with your ears, mind and heart open." - Percy Howard
Ricky Carter, my writing partner in crime, IMPOSSIBLE without you. Eugene Robinson, for the encouragement and connecting me with Joe Chiccarelli. Joe Gore, for being tirelessly creative, and helping with arrangements. Vernon Reid for friendship, frank conversations, and support over the years. Joe Chicarelli for helping interpret the vision, and creating a beautiful recording. Vernon Reid and Fred Frith for being a part of this, and being part of my musical journey over the years. Kaveh Rastegar, Matt Chamberlain, Zac Rae, Joe Gore and Sean Hurley for playing together like a band, and not hired guns. Emily Bezar and Jack Perla for faith and encouragement, and last but not least, my wife Lisa Howard. Thanks for indulging my vision, helping finance it, and for believing in me even when I don’t.
Thank you to Eliot Goldstein and Blue Buddha Productions for helping complete this project.