Release Date 08/26/2021
(Self Released) NACC
After having spent the last five years releasing four records and performing with Chicago psych trio Faintlife, Sam Shaffer took a moment of pause to write the songs that would become his solo EP "Quiet Delta." In winter of 2021, a studio gathering at Shirk Studios commenced with Sam's childhood best friend and bandmate Quebec Gibbins from Canton, OH on drums, and several prolific players from Chicago including Kellen Boersma on bass, and Mike Novak on baritone guitar. Colorful masterstrokes of pedal steel guitar were performed by Mike Drassler of Peoria, IL. The EP was born somewhere near where 'OK Computer' got sober and steady, and took up residence in the forest, about an hour outside of Nashville. Quiet Delta refers to a landscape where the accumulation of inner change opens up to a wider interpersonal context. Amidst the landscape of carefully arranged song structures, Sam's lyrics are blissfully vague and universally thematic.