Party Bus is Billy Goerdt's 3rd and possibly finest recording. 13 of his original songs with the addition of some great Austin musicians including; David Carroll on Upright Bass, Kenny Grimes on Telecaster and gut string guitars, The East Side Flash who not only was at the helm of the controls at his Flashpoint Studio but also added Piano, Organ and dobro, and Paul Pearcy who did a fine job producing this album along with playing all percussion. It all began with a trip of a lifetime rafting for 20 days down the Grand Canyon. My wife had a permit for a private launch where she could invite up to 16 people including ourselves. We needed one more person with some river experience and that's where Paul came in. I personally didn't know Paul but knew of him. I'd seen him perform many times at different festivals and at shows around the Austin area. When my wife mentioned she knew him and that he had the experience we were looking for, we gave him a call. We sat around every night at camp jamming and when I mentioned I was planning on recording another album, he was not only interested in playing on it, he wanted to produce it. The rest is history. Working with Paul and Flash was quite an enjoyable experience and I believe we created a fine record. Hope you'll take the time and give it a listen. Party Bus, the title track, details a wild bus ride without boundaries. Hop in, hold on, and don't be surprised by who you meet or what you see. Where I'll Be was prompted by a letter my mom sent about plans to tear down the movie theater in my hometown. I started reminiscing about my childhood days and the memories I cherish of growing up in a small town. Kiowa developed as I sat on my back porch playing mandolin. I'd always wanted to write an instrumental using the mandolin as the featured instrument. Kiowa is the name we call our place in the hills outside of Austin. Ike and Jubal is a tribute to two musicians I met when I first moved to Austin. We had live music at every party, and they encouraged me to pull out my guitar and play along. They may be gone, but they live on in my memory and music. Lucky Girl title came from my wife. She wanted a song by that name to go into a novel she was writing. She had a different vision of what made the girl lucky, but over glasses of wine and long conversations, we worked out the concept. Of course, it's her favorite song, and it's in her second novel. 'Billy Goerdt is a fine Americana songwriter. Add some of his great guitar and mandolin playing and you get a superb artist. We had big fun in the making of PARTY BUS.' Paul Pearcy This musical storyteller, rockNroller and down home singer burns it down with authenticity that never sounded more welcome. === The East Side Flash -- owner operator of Flashpoint Recording Studio Austin TX.