Album Info

Recorded with musician Tom Freund, this was Ben's first release before signing to Virgin Records. A test pressing was made on June 22, 1992. The finished product was likely released shortly thereafter in the summer. (Posted release date is approximate.)

"Deepest thanks to all of our family and friends for their support and encouragements. Special thanks to Jim "The Mayor" Smith, Taj Mahal, David Lindley, Chris Darrow, Sal Salvador, Bruce Bishop, Alleghaney Meadows and the Folk Music Center."

"Pleasure And Pain" written in loving memory of Jack F. Knapp (1/4/29 - 1/30/92).

Produced and recorded by George Cardas in one take on March 15, 1992 in Upland, California using a Cardas Differential Microphone -> Cardas Hexlink Golden 5-C Cable -> Studer A-80 Tape Recorder.

Vinyl-only release. CD copies are bootlegs!


  • Format: Vinyl
  • Total runtime: 48:29
  • Released Jul 14, 1992
  • Cardas Records CR 5818