This one is still my favorite.
It was recorded while I was nursing a broken heart in an old waterfront island hotel which I believe was haunted - so it is full of yearning, the motion of water, and ghosts. This was also the first record I made after my trips to Russia and I think you can hear reflections of the music I was encountering in those travels. It features a bunch of my best songs including 'Icarus', 'Map' and 'With'.
"An exquisitely varied album that references his earlier music while showcasing his move toward an entirely new sound."
-Seattle Weekly full article
"His albums have always emphasized the delicate, mindful quality of his craft… While musically inventive, and sometimes peculiar, ‘Only Just Beginning’ is by far Webley’s most sincere and direct work."
-San Francisco Weekly
released May 1, 2004
All songs ©2004 by Jason Webley.
Recorded and mixed by the water.
Engineering and artwork by Jason.
Cast (in order of appearance):
Michael McQuilken - percussion
Jherek Bischoff - bass
Jason Webley - vocals, guitar, accordion, piano, etc
Seth Warren - violin
Liz Sprout Guy - viola
Taryn Webber - cello
Brant Campbell - clarinet, alto saxophone
Fred Hawkinson - trombone
Gary Luke - tuba
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