"Half Time" is a five-song sampler from the fourth album by nylon-string guitarist Daryl Shawn, entitled "On Time". Funded entirely via a successful Kickstarter campaign, the album is informed by Shawn’s globe-hopping and wide-open ears, and includes several tributes, including an ode to the single-stringed Brazilian instrument called the berimbau, and another dedicated to Hua Shan, one of the seven sacred mountains of China. And while it maintains Shawn’s standard “no effects” ethos, the album does feature some custom preparations, including handmade wooden koto bridges and a dollar bill wedged between strings to emulate an African instrument.
All songs by Daryl Shawn, (c)Tender Entropy 2015
Daryl Shawn: solo nylon-string guitar
This album would not have been possible without these artists:
Hollis Greathouse – engineering, mixing and mastering at Audible Images, Pittsburgh, PA
Samantha Stooke – illustrations
Cara Rufenacht – photographs
Sue Schlabach – package layout & design
And: Deborah Dimasi, Adam Conner-Sax & Pauline David-Sax, Andy Johnson & Michelle Blaine, Scott Yarwood, Erin, Dan & Will Zehr, Suresh Goel, the Freeling family, Shad & Zab, Anita Channapati, Sue Adam, Dave Stott, Gary Rafsky, Ryan Newswanger, Sue Schlabach, & Lowry Newswanger, Wes Newswanger & Janet Breneman, Tom & Kris Aufmann, Janet Blackwood, Annabelle Ladao, Karen Uffalussy, Dave Jose, Nils Erickson, James Bailey, Matt Merewitz, Stephanie Giuffre, Lauren Penner, Joel Estes, Esther Rhatigan, Darryl Hicks, Rob, Jen, & Madison Newmeyer, the Thut Witmer family, Michael Casey, Timothy James Beiting, and everyone else who contributed so generously to the project.