Nick & Elizabeth
Elizabeth Farnsworth
E.F.G. are Entsminger, Gotelli, and Farnsworth, a "studio" trio with lead and harmony vocals by the musician, biologist, and scientific illustrator Elizabeth Farnsworth. Gary Entsminger is handling some vocals, as well as guitar, bass, mandolin, percussion, and keyboards. With Gary in Colorado, Nick in Vermont, and Elizabeth in Massachusetts, E.F.G. has mostly been a studio group, with each musician recording his/her parts in isolation. Finally in 2006, E.F.G. did manage to get together and record with all three of us in the room at the same time!
All Along The Watchtower [2:33]
Ohio [4:39]
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go [3:21]
Bad [5:54]
Meet Me In The Morning [5:32]
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [6:26]

E.F.G. Archives
Goin' To California [3:10]
China Doll [5:04]
Wild Horses [5:02]
Norwegian Wood [3:15]
Shelter From The Storm [4:14]
Friend Of The Devil [3:53]

Me And Bobby McGee [4:35]
Red, Red Wine [3:47]
Ohio [4:39]
Angel From Montgomery [4:18]
Bad [5:54]
I Shot The Sheriff [5:05]

2006.10.17. Red, Red Wine.
Finally, after two studio albums recorded in isolation, E.F.G. managed to gather in Jericho, Vermont, and record together live in one 12-hour marathon session! This is a single-microphone recording of the room, but what is lost in sound quality is more than made up for in the energy that comes from playing together. It was great fun to pick up the electric guitar and rock out in the second set. Elizabeth's wailing vocals on Ohio are a topical update on the CSNY classic, and Red, Red Wine and Bad are a wonderful return to the reggae/post-punk music of the late 1970s and early 1980s. China Doll is dedicated to the memory of my friend Alana Ryan. Some of these songs are a bit rough, but there was precious little time to rehearse. I wish we all lived closer together so we could play more often like this.
All Along The Watchtower [2:33]
Meet Me In The Morning [5:32]
Boots Of Spanish Leather [5:13]
Maggie's Farm [5:28]
She Belongs To Me [3:45]
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go [3:21]
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [2:52]
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright [4:25]
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [6:26]
When I Paint My Masterpiece [6:11]
Knockin' On Heaven's Door [4:06]
Shelter From The Storm [6:15]
Simple Twist Of Fate [5:00]

BONUS TRACK: Mozambique [2:27]

2005.07.xx. E.F.G. does R.A.Z..
For this studio recording, we decided to tackle some classic songs by Bob Dylan (aka Robert A. Zimmerman). These include some folk standards (e.g., Don't Think Twice Its Alright), stadium rockers in the Grateful Dead style (e.g., Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues) and some downright obscurities (e.g., Mozambique) from the Dylan catalog. For most of these songs, I used an Ovation acoustic-electric 12-string guitar (left-handed!) to record the first rhythm track, and a Les Paul-style Ibanez solid-body electric guitar to record some of the solos. Elizabeth added vocals (sometimes with two- and three-part harmony), and Gary layered in a diverse set of instruments: bass, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, organ, and/or vocals, depending on the song and the mood. The only departure from this studio format was All Along The Watchtower. For this tune, Elizabeth and I recorded the vocals and acoustic guitar together "live", and Gary added in a killer lead guitar track later on. This was a fun CD to record, but we really pushed the envelope on what you can do with a little four-track recorder. Gary had to bounce many of the tracks for the final mix, and it was rarely possible to listen to all of the other pieces while you were recording your own parts. Incidentally, there is a small cottage industry of bands that cover Dylan tunes. Check out A Websurfer's Guide To Dylan On-Line.
Dark Hollow [3:55]
How Can You Keep From Movin'? [3:13]
The Race Is On [3:31]
It's All Over Now [5:38]
One Of These Days [5:45]
Franklin's Tower [6:02]
Stoned Me [6:25]
Big River [3:52]
Woode Ships [7:35]
Sugar Magnolia [6:25]


2004.03.xx. Dark Hollow.
This first recording by E.F.G. started out as an experiment, to see if it was even possible for us to record a studio album with the three musicians living in different states. Gary selected these songs and recorded the rhythm and lead guitars and the initial vocal tracks. Elizabeth then added in her vocals and harmonies. With Gary handling the recording equipment, I recorded most of the lead and slide guitar tracks in a single evening. We were still learning and experimenting with the technology, so not all of these recordings are successful. Nevertheless, there are several nice cuts from this album, including Stoned Me and The Race Is On.

CD Cover Art
Although CDs are on their way out, Elizabeth's talented drawings and creative layout still grace our CD covers. If you are interested in obtaining a printed copy of these covers, send me an e-mail and I will see what I can do.


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