Music Inspired by the Brickyard Creek Vibe

Written by BYC Owner Peter Tropman

All The Love You Wanted is a Brickyard Creek Original.  My good friend and musical mentor Phil Davis (he is the real deal, and I am the wannabe)  and I came to our cabin in 2015 on  Martin Luther King Day weekend to play some music and enjoy the majesty of BYC in the winter.  The weather turned snowy and then very, very cold. The temperature hit 30 below. Being inside by the fire was the place to be.  The vibe of BYC and the fire’s warm glow inspired this song which Phil composed in a few brief moments while I was off writing emails. Then he put it ‘in the can” till 2020  when his new band, the ghost particles, decided to record it.

This video was created using rare animation and video clips by Frank L. Anderson.  Hopefully, this warms your heart, and you can find all the love we want at BYC.

About the Band – The Ghost Particles

The ghost particles is a new band comprised of veteran Madison musicians, some of whom have been active on the local music scene since the mid-’70s. Bassist Joel Tappero (Spooner), keyboardist Don Irwin (The Rousers), guitarist, harmony vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Benton (Spooner, The Rousers, The Waterdogs) and lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Phil Davis (First Person, Fire Town, The Emperors of Wyoming) came together in the fall of 2019, planning to record an EP of originals and start playing live shows. But the global pandemic of 2020 changed all that, shutting down live performances worldwide.

Fortunately, the band members had extensive recording experience. They moved effortlessly into a new and vital phase—arranging and recording the new 11-song debut album of Davis originals in their respective personal studios, then transferring master quality tracks among themselves before sending them off to be mixed.

Working with Minneapolis producer, drummer, and mixer extraordinaire Jeremy Tappero, who has his own recording studio and is also the bassist for Twin Cities luminaries Soul Asylum, the new ghost particles record is built on a highly collaborative, guitar-based foundation that synthesizes a panoply of the band’s deep pop and rock musical influences and harmonies. The band plans to release single tracks and videos from the album periodically. They will make the entire album available for worldwide streaming from online music services or download from Artisanal Records, CD Baby, and Bandcamp. The ghost particles are currently recording and rehearsing with new band member drummer Lee Laski (Stavin’ Chain, The Rousers, The Waterdogs) as they prepare for live performances later in 2022.