The Coalition

Bud Burroughs
Mandolin & Keyboards

Guitar on the River, The Habit, Double Deadbolt Logic

“Bud is the best mandolin player in Philly and a classically trained pianist; every band is better with Bud. Right now, we’re working on the next album, swapping files and synching up the song parts. You need to be pretty accurate with your parts for this to work, and Bud sets me straight when I’m off.” From Grateful Web Interview, July 30, 2020

On the remote production of That Guy Was Fun, “Mixing the two shoots together in iMovie, I sent it to Bud. You never go wrong sending stuff to Bud.” From Magnet “Isolation Drills with Jefferson Berry,” June 2020

 

On a concert stage or a house concert, Bud Burroughs’ mandolin playing is beyond belief. People gasp at his solos.” From Long After Dark Interview, May 30, 2020

Dave Brown
Banjo, Lap Steel, Guitars & Fretless Bass

Guitar on the River, The Habit, Double Deadbolt Logic

“Dave Brown and I have been festing for years together. He is so intuitive on so many instruments” From Grateful Web Interview, July 30, 2020

Dave Brown, Banjo.  Dave Brown, Lap Steel. Dave Brown, bottle neck slide on the electric guitar on banjo. Come on now, what he gonna play next? From Long After Dark Interview, May 30, 2020

Marky B!
Blues and Chromatic Harmonicas

Guitar on the River, The Habit, Double Deadbolt Logic

“For what I do, Marky B! is the best harmonica player in town because he not only a great blues/roots player, but he puts the Chromatic Harp into play.  A student of his instrument like no one else.” From Grateful Web Interview, July 30, 2020

On the remote production of That Guy Was Fun, “While a fabulous harmonica player, Marky B! had as much to learn about the tech of looking good while playing well as I did; neither of us had ever approached anything like this before. And he crushed it. From Magnet “Isolation Drills with Jefferson Berry,” June 2020

“Marky B! is as good as any blues harmonica player you’ve ever seen.  And when he flips over to the chromatic, you’re simply blown away”. From Long After Dark Interview, May 30, 2020

Uncle Mike
Bass and Lead Guitar

Double Deadbolt Logic

“I’m writing songs to each of these guys’ talents, but I’m taking them first to Uncle Mike Damora. Uncle Mike sets up the bottom end with bass lines that are going to support the style of the song: Folk, Folk Rock, Americana, Blues—he can do it all. And his simpatico with Dave Rapoport on drums locks in things for the rest of the band.”

From Grateful Web Interview, July 30, 2020

“With Uncle Mike, the basslines inform so much of what comes next.” From Long After Dark Interview, May 30, 2020

David Rapoport
Drums

Guitar on the River, The Habit, Double Deadbolt Logic

“Live (oh, do we all miss live!) Rapo is the steadiest drummer I’ve ever worked with.”

 

From Grateful Web Interview, July 30, 2020

Matt Muir
Engineer Producer

The Habit, Double Deadbolt Logic

Our engineer Matt Muir is a joy to work with. Always positive, but constructive in getting us to meet standards. His engineering is informed by his career as a singing drummer with his amazing pitch and tempo sense. “Isolation Drills with Jefferson Berry,” June 2020

Past Coalition Members

Dean McNulty
Fender Jazz Bass

Guitar on the River

The Habit

Double Deadbolt Logic

Irene Lambrou
Vocals

Guitar on the River

The Habit

Double Deadbolt Logic

Emily Drinker
Vocals

The Habit

Double Deadbolt Logic

Briana Berry
Vocals

The Habit

Double Deadbolt Logic

Billy Hyatt
Bass

"She Was Baking Bread"

Double Deadbolt Logic

Daoud Shaw
Drums

"She Was Baking Bread"

Double Deadbolt Logic

Michelle Armour
Vocals

"Not Enough Time"

Double Deadbolt Logic

Peter Farrell
Piano

"Ghost of California"

Double Deadbolt Logic

Deborah Stern
Vocals

"Everyone's Got their Stuff"

Double Deadbolt Logic

Becka Cooper
Vocals

The Habit

Chris Henderson
Fretless Bass

"Leaving Town for Christmas"

Keisha Slaughter
Vocals

"Leaving Town for Christmas"

Jefferson Berry & the UAC

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