Guitarist MIchael Hedges explores the mystical side of his personality on "Taproot" - an autobiographical myth told in music. All instrumental, except for the final cut, "I Carry Your Heart" (which features Hedges on lead vocals and David Crosby and Graham Nash on harmony), Hedges delivers an amazing polyphony of sound from his numerous guitars, including the TransTrem guitar, the savage myth guitar and even a guitar synthesizer, at times. Soft and soothing, but with the Hedges 'edge', "Taproot" may be one of his most accessible CDs, with highlights including "The Rootwhich", "Ritual Dance" and "The First Cutting".
|01:43||The Naked Stalk||Instrumental|
|04:20||The Jealous Tunnel/About Face||Instrumental|
|03:55||The Jade Stalk||Instrumental|
|04:23||Scenes (On The Road To Shrub 2)||Instrumental|
|03:02||The First Cutting||Instrumental|
|04:45||Song Of The Spirit Farmer||Instrumental|
|04:55||I Carry Your Heart||Vocal|
|Michael Hedges||Guitar, Whistle, Solo Guitar, Synthesizers, Bass, TransTrem Guitar, Harp Guitar, Piano, Savage Myth Guitar, Drum Program, Drums, Flutes, Effects, Vocals, Arrangements, Production, Engineering|
|Bryan Lanser||Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals,|
|Mike Moore||Clarinet, Saxophone, Bass Clarinet|
|David Crosby||Harmony Vocals|
|Graham Nash||Harmony Vocals|
|Hilleary Burgess||Engineering Assistance|
|Candace Upman||Graphic Design|
|Donald Graham||"Taproot" Photography|
|Recorded at the Speech & Hearing Clinic, Mendocino, CA.
"I Carry Your Heart" recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.