Personnel: John McCutcheon (vocals, 6 & 12-string acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, hammered dulcimer, fiddle); Mike Cotter, Mary Ann Redmond, Demetra Katson); Pete Kennedy (acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, mandolin); Bob Read (clarinet, soprano saxophone, saxophone); Jon Carroll (accordion, piano, background vocals); John D'earth (trumpet); Doug Elliott (trombone); Michael Aharon (piano, electric piano, organ, synthesizer); JT Brown (bass, background vocals); Robert "Jos" Jospe (drums, percussion); Kevin Davis (congas, percussion); Bob Dawson (percussion).Recorded at Bias Studios, Springfield, Virginia.All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.JOHN MCCUTCHEON'S FOUR SEASONS: AUTUMNSONGS was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Musical Album For Children.Nothing's what you expect it to be on AUTUMNSONGS. McCutcheon is known as a first rate folk guitarist, but he underplays both his guitar skills and his folkie side in favor of full band arrangements featuring lots of electric instruments. This is ostensibly a children's album, but if you weren't listening intently to the skew of the lyrics, you'd just think it was a straight-up contemporary singer-songwriter effort. This recording continues McCutcheon's seasonal series, and it does contain songs about Halloween, Thanksgiving and such, but it seems to venture far beyond the theme. AUTUMNSONGS is ultimately a family album rather than just a kids' recording.