Under the Leaves
The prelude to the album. Written in the spring of 2016, and recorded at Chico State by Rylan Sunseri in the winter of 2019. On the slopes of the edge of the Butte Creek Canyon from Bille Park, just after a cold and wet winter, small, white wildflowers begin to bloom. They seem to live peaceful, quiet, and still lives, in a dramatic, unstable landscape under an expansive sky. Some change is gentle and subtle, like noticing the first blooms of spring.
I can’t think of a better time to share these musical stories with my fellow friends in the greater Butte County community as well as with everyone who may need to hear them. I hope they can become a part of your own soundtrack for wherever your story takes you. I hope you develop your own interpretations of my music, but I also have included a little bit of backstory for each piece.