Rooney has now worked with two most celebrated producers, Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley and Mitch Easter, for a total body of work of four albums.
Recorded in Las Vegas; at ‘The Studio at the Palms’, Shirley has once again, recruited many of the players from the ‘Better Day’ session. Blondie Chaplin was unavailable, as he was touring with Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, so Shirley recruited Kenny Greenberg from Nashville. The sensitivity of his playing is sensational and totally complements Rooney’s melodies and voice.
The guitar tag team was completed by Mitch Easter’s appearance on five of the tracks. One has to appreciate how each guitarist is great but different, yet blends seamlessly into making a great album. Include Pat Thrall on second guitar, Michael Rhodes on bass and with drum duties shared by Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, it rounds off the complete troupe.
‘Still Here’ builds on the foundations of Rooney’s earlier works but takes it to a whole new level, where anybody, anywhere has to admit that this is indeed a classy album.