Michael Hicks. You recognize the name: a life devoted to books, articles, poems, essays, and serious compositions. Now there’s another side to Michael Hicks: The singer, the songwriter. Songs from Valentine St. Songs about love and life. Songs from the heart. From his capacity-crowd BYU recital “Personal Effects.”
As a singer/songwriter Michael Hicks is totally contemporary, yet his poetic images will remind you of Cole Porter or Noel Coward.
—Kim Simpson, Austin Texas
Produced by Michael Hicks and Jason Graham
Associate producer for mixes, mastering, and packaging Ron Simpson
Recorded and mixed by Jason Graham
Additional recording by Amen Stephenson
Mastered by Troy Sales
Graphic design by David Storey
Cover photograph “The Blue Door” by Mendel Peterson, Jr.
Additional photography Bradley Slade and David Storey
Michael Hicks: vocals, guitars, piano, accordion, banjo, percussion
Eric Hansen: bass, on all but "Laws of Attraction" and "Some Love"
Andrew Tolman: drums
Matthew Nielson: congas on "Common Knowledge" and "Born Again"