If Steve Winwood and Alison Krauss had a love child, the voice would be that of Ben Demerath. His influences come from contemporary Americana, bluegrass and pop with a tinge of jazz. “The Heart Doesn’t Know” starts with an impressionistic electric guitar and soothing light beat then leads to a song about love lost and the pain of goodbyes. “Can’t Find My Way Home/Broken Arrow” is a medley of two masterful songwriters – Steve Winwood and Robbie Robertson – where Ben captures their voices while making these two songs his own. The artists contributing to “Thirty Degrees” include the best of session players with enormous talent and imagination. They include Tony Furtado, Mike Marshall, Sally Van Meter, Brain (on drums), Art Lande, Phil Aaberg, Paul McCandless, Michael Kroll, Gary Brown, M.I.R.V., Will Bernard, Todd Phillips, Steve Owens, Guy Carson, John Peterson, Ken Goldman, Pamela Martin, Susie Maunu, David Grier, Steve Erquiaga, Eric Drew Feldman, Chuck Vega-Steed and the great Jo Carol.

“Thirty Degrees” is an album of masterful production, originally recorded to tape and mastered to DSD.

Track Listing:

  1. The Heart Doesn’t Know
    • M.I.R.V. – lead electric guitar
    • Michael Kroll – electric guitar
    • Mike Marshall – guitar, mandolin
    • Cookie Marenco – keyboards
    • Jo Carol – background vocals
    • Chuck Vega-Steed – background vocals
    • Gary Brown – bass
    • Brain – drums
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
  2. A Hundred Years of Solitude
    • Paul McCandless – pennywhistle
    • John Peterson – ullean pipes
    • Tony Furtado – banjocaster
    • Gary Brown – fretless bass
    • Brain – drums, percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
      • arranged by Cookie Marenco
  3. Ride Away
    • Steve Erquiaga – electric guitar
    • Gary Brown – bass
    • Brain – drums
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
  4. Can’t Find My Way Home/Broken Arrow
    • Will Bernard – electric guitar
    • Sally Van Meter – lap steel guitar
    • M.I.R.V. – electric guitar
    • Steve Erquiaga – electric guitar
    • Jo Carol – background vocals
    • Gary Brown – bass
    • Brain – drums, percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, parlour guitar, vocals
  5. Skating
    • Art Lande – piano
    • Mike Marshall – mandolin, fiddle, guitar
    • Cookie Marenco – keyboards
    • Todd Phillips – acoustic bass
    • Brain – drums
    • Ken Goldman – percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
  6. Jack of Fools
    • Sally Van Meter – dobro, Weisenborn guitar
    • Mike Marshall – mandolin, fiddle
    • Tony Furtado – banjocaster
    • Eric Drew Feldman – keyboards
    • Todd Phillips – acoustic bass
    • Brain – drums
    • Ken Goldman – percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  7. Bleeding Heart
    • Michael Kroll – background vocals
    • Steve Owens – background vocals
    • Eric Drew Feldman – keyboards
    • Guy Carson – acoustic bass guitar
    • Brain – drums
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  8. Free of You
    • Mike Marshall – mandolin
    • Sally Van Meter – dobro
    • Todd Phillips – acoustic bass
    • Ken Goldman – drums, percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
  9. Still Love You
    • Michael Kroll – background vocals
    • Susie Maunu – background vocals
    • Sally Van Meter – dobro
    • Gary Brown – fretless bassBen Demerath – guitar, vocals
  10. Talk To The God
    • Phil Aaberg – piano
    • Mike Marshall – mandolin
    • Todd Phillips – acoustic bass
    • Ken Goldman – percussion
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals
  11. So Long To Live
    • Pamela Martin – background vocals
    • David Grier – guitar
    • Tony Furtado – banjo
    • Mike Marshall – mandolin, fiddle
    • Todd Phillips – acoustic bass
    • Ben Demerath – guitar, vocals