Stepping Stones

by Ian Doherty

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    releases November 15, 2016

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To Begin
All Good Things
The Curtain
The Things We See at Night
Not On My Own
Stepping Stones


releases November 15, 2016

Ian Doherty – vocals, keys, guitars, bass (2, 3, & 7)
Jon Kane – drums
Eric Graf – bass (1, 4-6, 9)
Dave Perra – guitar solo (2)
Max Puglisi – guitar solo (4)
Michael Burriesci – guitar solo (5)
Lewis Land – guitar solo (7)
Kevin Metzger – guitar solo (9)
Kyla Merriman – vocals (3)
Michael Puma – vocals (5)
Shaun Kinney – vocals & melodica (10)
"Not On My Own" Chorus: Kenny Churchill, John Gronau, Matt Jones, Greg Mason, Michael Puma, Andrew Sudol, Jackie Sudol

(Opening of “All Good Things”: Greg Mason – drums; John Gronau – bass)

All words & music written by Ian Doherty, except "All Good Things" & "Trespasser" music by Doherty / Mason / Perra.

Produced & mixed by Ian Doherty & Andrew Sudol. Recorded & engineered by Andrew Sudol at Hobin Studio, Baldwinsville, NY, January-September 2016. Additional recording at Dave’s (Marina del Rey, CA), Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA), the Loft (Piercefield, NY), & Greg’s parents' house's basement (Liverpool, NY). Mastered by Jeremy Johnston at Subcat Studios (Syracuse, NY).

Photography by Ian, Andrew Doherty, & Shari Doherty. Album art design by Ian.

Thanks to all the performers who helped me realize this project, especially Jon & Eric, as well as Andrew (IT'S DONE! :) ), Todd & Brett Hobin, Jeremy, Jon Lessels, Amanda Rogers, the Liverpool Woodshed, my parents, my brother Mike & my sister-in-law Kelly, Mike Maurer, Mike Sloan, PJ Sweeney, Casaroja, Juan Junco, TJ & Audrey, Erin, Vic & Sarah, Fio, Vic Boris, the aMoT Podcast friends & listeners (thanks for sticking around! :) ), all my relatives both living & passed on (especially Grandpa Art), God, and anyone at all who's shown me their support over the years--it means the world to me.



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Track Name: Broke-Down Car
And so I’ve broken down
On a road that’s going nowhere
As far as I can see
And I need help
This happens all the time
So much I wonder if it’s worth it
Trying to fix this car
Over and over again

The sun is setting in the west,
So maybe I’ll just get some rest
In this broke-down car
The radio’s still working
And I can hear my favorite song
Coming in so clear
And that is all I need right now

I know this road too well
It’s etched in deep upon
The map inside my mind
Feels like it’s leading me to Hell
But it takes me back to all
The towns I thought I’d left behind
I saw a sign I recognized
A landmark I found too familiar
I knew that I should turn away
But I got scared, so I took off

And so I’ve broken down
In spite of all the time I’ve spent on
Trying to fix this car
And I need help
God, I need help

The sun is rising in the east,
So I’ll try waking up this beast
Of a broke-down car
There’s still some life within it
Maybe it’s enough to take me just beyond
What I can see
And that is all I need right now