Cap'n Jessie didn't start Pawn's Logic, he just gave us a chance to do something we'd never dreamed of before: record songs the way we imagined them.
On July 3rd, we bounced what would be his last mix for "Cloudburst" a track written for our planned concept album, Under the Mountain. We managed to upload before Cap'n Jesse did a spontaneous (and inappropriate) shut down. Cap'n Jessie's battery was dead some time ago, so we knew he was living on borrowed time.
It was through Cap'n Jessie that we preserved our cover of "Time in a Bottle," from our one and only gig, Bethannie & Chris's wedding. Ed hasn't picked up a guitar since then, but he played all of the brass on "Calling Me Home, and we still have plans for him to record trombone tracks for "Big War (Shining: Part 1)" and "In Dubious Battle." Cap'n Jessie helped me realize the potential of my own acoustic songs, "All We Got" and my signature ballad, "Under the Mountain." It allowed us to put Bethannie's voice into our original songs, "In the Dark" and "So Free," as well as multiple covers: "Hallelujah," "Hush," "Oh Holy Night," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and "Baby Mine." Not only did we record and mix all of our music on Cap'n Jessie, we also made all of our videos, including "Needle's Eye (Christian Jr.)" and "Tobacco Road."
Cap'n Jessie was named for the Mountain that inspired the title track of our concept album. Of the 15 tracks written for Under the Mountain only two have not been committed to some form of recording: "Hard Times (Shining: Part 2)" and "Needle's Eye (Christian Sr. & Dorothy)." We hope to resume recording soon.
Under the Mountain
1. "Calling me Home"
2. "Under the Mountain."
3. "Big War (Shining: Part 1)"
4. "In the Dark"
5. "So Free"
6. "Hard Times (Shining: Part 2)" *
7. "Needle's Eye (Christian Jr.)"
8. "Tobacco Road"
10. "All We Got"
11. "Legend" **
12. "Needle's Eye (Christian Sr. & Dorothy)." *
13. "Through the Darkness (Shining: Part 3)"
14. "Shining Star" ** +
15. "Under the Mountain (Reprise)" +
All tracks available in for streaming (in some form) from Pawn's Logic on ReverbNation (https://www.reverbnation.com/pawnslogic) and SoundCloud , except + available only on SoundCloud (https://m.soundcloud.com/pawnslogic), ** available only from Jack Nielsen on ReverbNation (https://www.reverbnation.com/jacknielsen), and * written but not currently available as sound recording.