THE DeFACTO BROTHERS PLAY ALL INSTRUMENTS ON ALL SONGS, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED ON EACH TRACK.
The DeFacto Brothers are: Joe Louis DeFacto: Electric guitar, six- and 12-string acoustic guitar. End solo on Dreams That Shone Like Diamonds. Bridge solos, Sooner Or Later Now. Dean Paul DeFacto: Electric six- and 12-string guitar, Leslie guitar, except where noted. Touché DeFacto: Electric bass. Dee Dee “3-D” DeFacto: Grand Piano and Hammond C3 organ. “Country Joe” DeFacto: Drums and percussion.
Ed Bumgardner and Rob Slater have been mainstays in the Triad music community for decades. They have played with successful bands including the Luxuriant Sedans, Sneakers, Peter May & The Rough Band, The Allisons, Chris Stamey and many more.
Chris Garges is a widely respected musician (drummer for the Spongetones, Bunky Moon, and Mitch Easter’s Balderdash among others), and is owner-engineer at Old House Studio in Charlotte, where most of the music was recorded and all of it mixed.
Mike Allen was co-organizer of “Music for Fences," a benefit concert for the Coalition to Unchain Dogs. In 2016, in direct response to HB2, "the bathroom bill," Mike organized a series of six benefit concerts for EqualityNC, with more than 120 different North Carolina artists. Mike serves on the planning committee for the annual Be Loud! Sophie benefit concerts at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.