Liner Notes

Recorded and mixed at Tarlton Music Studio by Brett Bullion
Mastered by Huntley Miller

All songs by David Booth
David Booth, guitars and vocals
Joey Kantor, keys
Adam Wozniak, acoustic and electric bass
Brett Bullion, drums
Shawn Gibbons, harmony vocals

Mark Palas, photography
Luke Anderson, album design

About Consolation

Though some of the songs reflect anger and frustration with public figures in American life, the dominant themes are reassurance, comfort, and yearning for peace. So the album is consolation for myself and for anyone who listens. In some songs, the consolation is explicit comfort. In others, it’s the consolation of expressing righteous anger or sorrow. "Don't Suppose" reassures a young, heart-broken person that even though you can't believe it, you'll be fine one day. "Every Five Years" narrates an indiscretion. "Algiers Point" recounts events that occurred in the aftermath of Katrina, and sets these sad events against the peace and beauty of the grand river that flows through our nation, linking natural promise and civil violence in a painful dance. “What’s Worth It” poses a question to a politician about whether facts or decency pose any limit to what you’ll say or do in campaigning--it could be called “McCain’s Dirge.” But it is perhaps a song of disappointed love, too. "When the Rain Falls" offers solidarity to people in troubled circumstances. "Everyday Love Song" reminds us that saying I love you and living I love you are not the same.