Mick Overman's fifth cd is the first to be presented as a "Mick Overman & The Maniacs" project. The concept evolved as this lineup of musicians performed together over the four years following the release of "Authentic" and the addition of Patrick O'Connor to the band. O'Connor's creative contributions in terms of songwriting and his unique electric mandolin textures provide additional colors to an already diverse spectrum.

 

"Good Thing Happen" continues Overman's collaboration with bassist and vocalist Craig Owens which has evolved for over 30 years. Mick comments that "Jim Norris is one of the deepest and most spiritual drummers I've ever worked with and recording with him after many years of association represents the completion of one of my career goals".

 

When Cookie Marenco joined the team as engineer and co-producer another key element emerged. Marenco has long been recognized as one of the recording industry's most influential women and brought a new perspective to the production and recording of Overman's work. Mick notes that "It's the first time that a woman's point of view has so dramatically influenced the making of one of my records".

 

 

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