Father & Son + 1 eventually grew into a five-man band, and changed their name to the Father & Son Band. This is their newest CD. This is, once again, a combination of their own compositions and a number of cover songs that they feature regularly in their live performances.
The songs included on this CD are:
- The Cover of Rolling Stone-It is truly the wish of Erik, Jimmy, Simon, and Elie to someday achieve the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, but it is quite likely that their version of Dr. Hook’s 1972 hit is as close as they will ever get to the cover of the famous rock ‘n’ roll magazine.
- Proud Mary-The Father & Son Band often sing this in their live shows. This is neither the Creedence version nor the Tina Turner rendition. Rather, it is the group’s own interpretation of John Fogerty’s classic.
- Ramblin’ Man-Erik is again in the spotlight in the Allman Brothers’ country-rock classic.
- Cecilia-Jimmy and Simon share the lead in this song, one of Simon and Garfunkel’s trademark hits.
- Wild Montana Skies-This beautiful, albeit not very famous, song written by John Denver, is sung as a duet by Erik and his friend Alice Nordmark, who also plays the mandolin.
- Boarding Pass to Nowhere-A song that Jimmy wrote for Erik’s mother has special meaning for Erik and he puts his entire heart and soul into it.
- Good Time Girl-Jimmy spent many years as a good time guy, before he met the good time girl who taught him a lesson about life. Jimmy and Erik both sing lead on Jimmy’s composition.
- Maybe You’ll Still Care-Jimmy and Erik again share the honors of singing lead vocal on this song, which the two of them also collaborated on in composing.
- The River—Eddie Kelly’s-Erik sings lead on this cover of the Bruce Sprinsteen classic, which then segues into a traditional Irish jig.
- Honey Won’t You Let Me In-This song, written by Kristian Matsson, better known as the Tallest Man on Earth, features Erik and Simon sharing the lead vocals in a lovely duet, with Erik adding some pedal steel accompaniment and Simon chiming in with a haunting harmonica.
- Lady Madonna-Erik sings and plays the piano on this Paul McCartney classic.
- Hooray, Hooray-This old blues number features Elie on lead vocals and also displays Elie’s amazing talent on the harmonica as well.