Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone
Jean Cook: violin
Therese Cox: accordion
Robbie Fulks: acoustic guitar on “Under the Harvest Moon”
Andrew Hall: upright bass
Clara Kennedy: cello
Dana Lyn: violin
David Nagler: piano, nylon string guitar, celesta, celestaphone, Farfisa
Jon Natchez: clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, trombone
Jessica Pavone: viola
Kelly Pratt: trumpet, French horn, trombone, flugelhorn, euphonium
Mike Pride: drums & percussion
Dan Scivoletti: oboe on “Mag”
“Happiness” - Sally Timms
“Under a Hat Rim” - Jon Langford
“Child of the Romans” - Daniel Knox
“Under the Harvest Moon” - Robbie Fulks
“Theme in Yellow” - Jeff Tweedy
“Child” - The Cornhuskers: Gerald Dowd, James Elkington, Kelly Hogan, Chris Mills, Nora O’Connor, Deanna Varagona
All other lead vocals by David Nagler
“Chicago” - Duet vocal by Kelly Hogan; “The Mob”: Jean Cook, Therese Cox, Gerald Dowd, Robbie Fulks, Kelly Hogan, Clara Kennedy, Daniel Knox, Jon Langford, Jessica Pavone
“Gone” - Background vocals by Jean Cook, Clara Kennedy, Nora O’Connor, Jessica Pavone, Deanna Varagona
“Under a Telephone Pole” - Harmony vocals by Max Avery Lichtenstein
Recorded in 2015 at:
The Magic Shop, New York, NY, June 15-17, July 12-13. Engineered by Ted Young.
KingSize Studios, Chicago, IL, August 4. Engineered by John Abbey.
The Loft, Chicago, IL, August 10-11, January 5, 2016. Engineered by Mark Greenberg.
Reliable Recorders, Chicago, IL, August 12 & 26. Engineered by Alex Hall.
Outer Space, Brooklyn, NY, September 2. Engineered by Ted Young.
Tin Drum Recording, Cos Cob, CT, September 15, 17 & October 11. Engineered by Max Avery Lichtenstein.
Orange Road Recording, Montclair, NJ, October 1. Engineered by Ray Ketchem.
Additional editing by Justin Hillman, Northampton, MA, October 24.
Mixed by Daniel James Goodwin at The Isokon, Woodstock, NY, October 24-28, 2015. “Under the Harvest Moon” mixed by John Abbey at KingSize Studios, August 11, 2015.
All lyrics by Carl Sandburg.
All music by David Nagler except “Personality,” “Killers,” and “Limited,” music by David Nagler and Jon Natchez.
Produced by David Nagler and Max Avery Lichtenstein. Arranged by David Nagler with Jon Natchez, except “Under the Harvest Moon,” arranged by Robbie Fulks.
Mastered by Nathan James at Vault Mastering Studios, Phoenix, Arizona.
Design by Sheila Sachs. Photography by John Atwood and Barry Phipps.