Like a River: The Songs of Jim Harris

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Released Nov. 25, 2017.  Featuring the Texas country-folk compositions of longtime collaborator Jim Harris, this ADL Records production is 90% acoustic, with pedal steel, Hammond B3 organ, bouzouki, cello, violin, piano, guitar, mandolin, drums and upright bass, and plenty of vocal harmonies.  Featuring performances by co-producer Donald Regnier, Ryan Hagler, Daniel Dufour, Fidel Minda, Brian Oberlin, Chris Kee, Louis "King Louie" Pain, Steve Kerin, Marty Muse, Marc Utter, Matt Giles, Elizabeth Suggs, Daniel Pacheco, and Michael Fox, Shay shines as a vocalist and interpreter, playing cello on a few cuts in addition to guitar.  More info here.

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Decadence - Ten Years of Music 2012-2002

The best way to get your hands on one is to come to a show; or email (shaycentral at g mail) to request your copy through the contact page on this website, and a physical copy will be sent to you for $15, shipping included.  Just send your shipping address and whether you'd prefer to pay by check or paypal or credit card, and we'll contact you to follow up with the details from there.  

The Just Desserts - "La Valentina"

2010 CD with full band:  Ecuadorian, "Americana", Balkan, experimental, some vocal, some instrumental. Co-produced with Rob Halverson, recorded in Quito, Ecuador and Austin, Texas.  Guest appearances from: Antonio Cilio, Andy Sebastia, Juan Carlos Velasco, Cayo Iturralde, Felix Castañeda, Milton Castañeda, Paul Klemperer, Mark Rubin, Doug Marcis, Lillis Urban, Lauren Dickson, Marcus Graf, Jonathan Hoyle, Will Taylor, and Rob Halverson.

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The Just Desserts - "Love or Die"

From 2008, CD of mostly Duo recordings, plus 4 songs with full band inluding Cyril Neville, Conrad Choucroun, Steve Zirkel, Lauren Checchio, and Jonathan Doyle:  Tango, Balkan, Catalan, etc...  Instrumental CD:

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The Just Desserts - "Meet Me at the Playground"

from 2006, a 7 song duo EP. Swing, tango, Dawg, and Italian music.  A few vocal numbers, the rest instrumental.

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Michael Shay - "Lines of Darkness, Lines of Light"

From 2004: Original songs by Michael Shay (+ one by Jim Harris), full band, 99% acoustic, folk, "Americana", with:

With guest appearances by Anais Mitchell, Geoff Union, Raphael Bas, Eleanor Whitmore, Bryn Davies, Billy Bright, Aaron Lack, Libby Kirkpatrick, Alex Coke.

"The best album anyone has given me this year" - Eliza Gilkyson

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Alive and Well - "Life is Short"

From 2002: With Geoff Union on guitar, an acoustic duo CD of "Americana" tunes.  Folk, country, bluegrass.  Michael sings his songs on guitar, and accompanies Geoff's songs on the cello.  Vocal harmonies galore.

CDBABY: "Life is Short"