This is Carey's second self-produced EP, and he was very glad and fortunate to get to team up with so many talented individuals on it. Answer The Bell features five of CJB's best new tunes, and has something for everyone; Last Pallet has more of a dusty, country-bluegrass feel, while Not a Movie, Just a Metaphor brings out some quickly shuffling folk music. Meanwhile, the title track is soaked in vocals, with a choir to boot, while Pilot Mound Fir Tree features some family-influenced heart-wrenching storytelling. The EP showcases many different sides of Carey's abilities as a songwriter, guitarist, and singer, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed making it!
released April 16, 2015
All songs written by Carey J. Buss
Arrangements done by Carey J. Buss, Chloé Carpenter, Micah Erenberg, and Danny Zimmerman.
Guitars and Vocals on all tracks by Carey J. Buss
Choir part on track 1 arranged and directed by Ian W.M. Campbell
The Answer The Bell Choir:
Sopranos: Heather Werboweski, Sam Duerksen, Zoe Cressman, Ashlea Moss, Andrée Labossière
Altos: Kim Scherger, Annick Lesage, Lauren Rosenberg, Chloé Carpenter
Tenors: Doug Buss, Karsten Roche, Ryan Lampertz, Micah Erenberg, Logan Picton
Basses: Ian W.M. Campbell, Carey J. Buss, Ben Bender, Wes Ammeter
All songs mastered by Allen Hunnie
Tracks 1, 2, and 5 mixed by Neil Cameron at Private Ear Studios.
Tracks 3 and 4 recorded and mixed by Danny Zimmerman at Danny Z studios.
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
- Fiddle on tracks 1, 2, and 3: Logan Picton
- Backing vocals on tracks 1 and 3, Chloé Carpenter and Logan Picton
- Bass on track 2: Natalie Bohrn
- Drums on track 2: Ryan Voth
- Banjo on track 5: Ben Hadaller
- Bell on track 1: Diana Schreibmaier
Special thanks to…
Luther Village Camp, the MNO Synod, the Holm family for constant food and support, Ashton Buss for his hours of video work + brotherly love, Cam Holm for being the best friend a man could have, Alannah Zeebeck, Meg Crane, Brittany Holm, Jodi Thorsteinsson, Aisha Belle, Sara Tereck, Stacey Speers, Mona Mousa, Everett King, Geneviève Manahan, Tabitha Gamble, John Scoles, Kaki King, Stuart Sladden, Larry Ulrich, Kim Scherger, Rebecca Toderian, Danny Zimmerman, Micah Erenberg, Neil Cameron, Daniel Jordan, Ryan Voth, Natalie Bohrn, Emma Gehrs-Whyte, all the folks at Manitoba Music, Grandmas & Grandpas Zimmerman & Buss, Mum & Dad, and my harshest critic and favorite sister, Paige. You’ve all helped in more ways than I can quantify, and have taught me a lot. So thank you! And please enjoy this record. Responsibly.