1976 Steven Fromholz – A Rumour In My Time

Fromholz, Steven 1976A Rumour In My Time is the debut solo album by Steve Fromholz, released in 1976 on Capitol Records.

Steven John Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007.

Steven Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas and attended the University of North Texas where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960s. After leaving the Navy, he teamed with Dan McCrimmon to create the group Frummox. Fromholz also played with Stephen Stills and Rick Roberts before going solo. He recorded with Willie Nelson, singing “I’d Have to be Crazy” and Lyle Lovett singing “Texas Trilogy” and “Bears.” Other artists who have recorded his songs include Hoyt Axton, John Denver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Sturgill Simpson.

In addition to singing and songwriting, Steven Fromholz dabbled in acting, playwriting, poetry, record producing, narrating, jingle-writing and whitewater river guiding. In 2007, he was named Poet Laureate of the State of Texas by the Texas State Legislature. His latest book is Steven Fromholz: New and Selected Works.

(On the back cover tells that Joe Porcaro plays on this album, but on the inlay the name of Jeffrey Porcaro on drums is written on 2 tracks, see below)

Tracks

1  Ain’t It Nice To Be Alone (Steven Fromholz) 2:26
2  Blue Lines On White Linen (Steven Fromholz) 3:26
3  She’s A Lady (John Sebastian) 1:45
4  Hobo Bob (Steven Fromholz) 3:58
5  Dear Darcie (Steven Fromholz) 3:53
6  Bears (Steven Fromholz) 3:13
7  I’d Have To Be Crazy (Steven Fromholz) 4:27
8  Knockin’ On Wood (Steven Fromholz) 3:11
9  Can’t Stay Away (Steven Fromholz) 3:12
10  Late Nite Neon Shadows (Steven Fromholz) 4:14

Media

Musicians

1 Ain’t It Nice To Be Alone

BassGary Barry
DrumsGary Pelfry
GuitarJohn Inmon
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
Acoustic GuitarMichael Jeffrey
Pedal Steel GuitarRandy Beavers
OrganPaul Harris
HarmonicaJohn Sebastian
PercussionPaul Harris
Background VocalsMichael Jeffrey


2 Blue Lines On White Linen

BassBee Spears
DrumsRex Ludwick
GuitarMike Campbell
DobroRed Rhodes
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
PianoPaul Harris
FiddleDave Ferguson
Background VocalsBill Browder
Background VocalsBW Stevenson
Background VocalsCassell Webb


3 She’s A Lady

BassKenny Altman
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Acoustic GuitarJohn Sebastian
PianoPaul Harris
SynthesizerKelly Dunn
HarmonicaMichael Raphael


4 Hobo Bob

BassBee Spears
DrumsRex Ludwick
GuitarMike Campbell
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
DobroRed Rhodes
OrganKelly Dunn
PianoPaul Harris
HarmonicaMichael Raphael


5 Dear Darcie

BassBob Livingston
GuitarMike Campbell
GuitarJohn Inmon
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
PianoGary Nunn
HarmonicaMichael Raphael
Background VocalsJohn Inmon
Background VocalsGary Nunn


6 Bears

BassGary Barry
DrumsGary Pelfry
GuitarMichael Jeffrey
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
BanjoDoug Dillard
ClavinetKelly Dunn
PianoPaul Harris
FiddleDave Ferguson
Background VocalsMichael Jeffrey


7 I’d Have To Be Crazy

BassKenny Altman
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMike Campbell
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
PianoPaul Harris
HarmonicaJohn Sebastian


8 Knockin’ On Wood

BassBee Spears
DrumsRex Ludwick
GuitarJody Payne
Acoustic GuitarWillie Nelson
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
OrganKelly Dunn
PercussionSteven Fromholz


9 Can’t Stay Away

BassBob Livingston
DrumsDonny Dolan
GuitarJohn Inmon
GuitarMike Campbell
SitarMike Campbell
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
OrganKelly Dunn
PianoGary Nunn
HarmonicaMichael Raphael


10 Late Nite Neon Shadows

BassGary Barry
DrumsGary Pelfry
GuitarMichael Jeffrey
Pedal Steel GuitarRandy Beavers
Acoustic GuitarSteven Fromholz
PianoPaul Harris
FiddleDave Ferguson
PercussionFred Krc

Liner Notes

Producer – Donald Williams, Roger Harris
Production (Assistant) – Jill Morey
Arranged By – Donald Harris, Steven Fromholz
Engineer – Peter Nicholls, Chet Hilmes, Hugh Davies
Mastered By – Roger Harris, Willy Traugott
Remix – Roger Harrix

Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Design – Rich Hurtado

Manufactured By Capitol Records
Mastered At Capitol Recording Studio
Recorded At Shelter Church Studio, Tulsa
Recorded At Sound City, Los Angeles
Recorded At Odyssey Sound, Austin
Remixed At Cherokee Recording Studio
Remixed At Capitol Records