One of two Handwritten Records releases, She-Haw chronicled early recordings from the Philadelphia alt-country band of the same name. Beth Case and Amy Pickard ran me ragged for a long weekend at our borrowed (mostly analog) studio. Even though Chris Zimmerman (Beth’s husband) and I intended to record the sessions old-timey, Del McCoury-style, we agonized over a handful of “special effects,” like just the right guitar tone and some neat binaural harmonies.
Beth lost her battle with cancer in December, 2011. This album fell out of print after its third pressing in 2003, though Chris remastered portions of it for a European “best of” release. If you want to know what the sessions were like, listen to the goofy outtake at the end of “Truck.”
(Recordings copyright 1999 She-Haw, presented for archival purposes only)