I wrote the song for my friend and musical collaborator Brad Phillips who has been through a lot this past year (his infant daughter fought cancer… and won!!!). The lyrics are meant to be a humble acceptance of the precarious nature of our existence.
Brad and I headlined an Ann Arbor festival together this summer and we talked about how he hasn’t released his own record yet. He’s written some great music, but he hasn’t put together an album that encompasses what he does when he plays live.
Anyhow, I wrote Some Day because I thought it would lend itself well to Brad’s brilliant Mandolin playing (although I didn’t have one handy so I wrote it on Ukulele, an engagement gift from my father-in-law).
He’s busy right now producing a record for Jeff Daniels and Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe so it might be a while before he’s able to record it… so I thought I’d put it through Songs On Sunday – and what a great decision! These guys are amazing. Thanks so much!
Vocals: Drew DeFour
Backing Vocals: Dan Carter
Guitar: David Traver
Piano: David Traver
Violin: Jordan Woods-Robinson
Bass: Colin Robinson
Drums: Colin Robinson
Ukelele: Drew DeFour
Bongos: Drew DeFour
Mixed By: Cory Maples
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With thanks to Ryan Hoak for his support for this session.