This CD was started in Anchorage, AK in 1986 and finished in Longbranch, WA in 1990.
The songs on this CD are about life in the “Great White North”.
1. Waiting On The Midnight Sun
2. The Fisherman Hardly Ever Sleeps
3. Silk and Neon
4. B.C. Lullaby
5. Kodiak Fisherman
6. Telegraph Creek
7. On Fishermen
9. Gold Fever
10. Southeastern Summer
The song, “Fisherman Hardly Ever Sleeps” was written in Dutch Harbor Alaska in winter, 1988. In the rough waters of the Bering Sea, as fisherman cannot sleep, as the sea bounces the occupants of a fishing boat around a good deal. Themes of the sea, personal vision and well-drawn characters run throughout this recording. The Nebel’s voices offset each other very well, taking turns at the lead; and while performing most of the instrumental chores themselves, Stevve and Kristi have fashioned a deep and well-rounded selection of songs that make a strong statement of inner-strength. Recalls, t times, Jimmy Buffett, or Stephen Stills. Gajoob Magazine
Victory Review, November 1990
For years the Nebels have travelled and played in Alaska, sometimes as a duo, moving between acoustic and electric formats. This album reflects real situations and encounters they have made on the many years of music adventure from small towns, to big cities, from looking back from Washington, to the fishing industry, the Northern Lights, the people and events. This is a fairly well-produced album moving in and out form acoustic to electric. Most albums on the Alaska experience have been folksy, where this gets more of a contemporary folk and country production. I am attracted to “The Fisherman Hardly Ever Sleeps”, with the ever looking over your shoulder feel, and “Kodiak Fisherman”, with its’ proud direct reflection of the hardships. One of the best songs is “Change” but it needed less push on the vocals and backup; I have heard this in prson done more convincingly. Kristi has a marvelous vocal approach for “On Fishermen”, with a woman’s view of the man going out on the boats. The album is most successful when the vocals are out front and not pushed. Some rally top tunes here. (Chris Lunn)