"You need to write a song," Jamie told me. It was like turning on a faucet, and now, 30 years later, I still don't know where songs come from. What I do know is that it's a lot more fun chasing them down with a buddy, like two dumb dogs in a big meadow, looking for anything that moves. This was Jamie's idea and I'll never be able to thank him enough.
-- Steve Stoeckel
Write a song he did. And another… and another… and always great stuff. Steve's unquenchable thirst for songwriting is infectious, and the two of us together are like two kids on a playground playing catch. It's fun and it makes us both better players with every pitch. Writing songs is one of the few true joys in my life-one of the times when I feel alive and at my best. With Steve, it's just like falling off a log to me-it's so easy. I'll fall off a log with him anytime.
-- Jamie Hoover
Listen to the Jamie & Steve interview on Independents Uncovered
"... the Spongerly Brothers, two close-harmony pros joined at the larynxes, microphones and melody-rich songs mostly written together and ... ready for just about any happy accident or pre-planned musical surprise that might come their way."
buhdge Online Review
English Afterthoughts is Jamie and Steve's first studio effort as a duo. It was released November 20, 2009. All twelve songs were written, played, sung, recorded, and produced by Jamie and Steve. Song titles are:
Click on song title for lyrics & preview.
Between the Lines video by Ray Henderson.
CD Mastered by Dave Harris.
Graphic design by Michael Slawter, Heyday Designs.