Not Without Risk

by Byron Metcalf

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The second solo effort by percussionist Byron Metcalf follows his collaboration with Steve Roach, "The Serpent's Lair". On this new CD, he lets out all the stops, and dives straight into the heart of percussive, juicy music, with deep rhythms, a bottom that won't quit, and high-caliber production of his own design.Turn it up on a good stereo & hang on!

– Lloyd Barde, Backroads Music

I have used Byron Metcalf's NOT WITHOUT RISK in shamanic divination journey work of various kinds, and have found it to be extremely valuable in taking one to the deep, at times frightening inner spaces that one often encounters in self-exploration. The deep resonant bass pulse and driving rhythms keep one moving through the changes, and provide a safe container for this kind of work.

– Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of THE UNFOLDING SELF.


released September 1, 2001

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Byron Metcalf at The Lair, Prescott, Arizona.
*Additional Recording by Steve Roach, Prescott, Arizona.
Mastered by Roger King, Tucson, Arizona.

Original artwork by Daniel Wiggins.
Layout and design by Warren Parkes-Photographix, Prescott Valley, Arizona.

A special appreciation to Steve Roach for your generosity and encouragement, and for the way of “shamanic percussion” on the opening to Medicine Story.

Heartfelt thanks to Ron Oates; a loyal friend and incredible musician.

And to Lena, Rian, Richard, Jack, and Daniel for your support, talent and friendship.

**Lena Stevens has studied various cross cultural shamanic traditions and uses music and voice as a tool to communicate with the spirit world for the purpose of healing.

All Music Published by Dr. Bam’s Music BMI, 2001 except:
“Primordial Recognition” & “Clan Travelers” published by
Soundquest Music, BMI and Dr. Bam’s Music, BMI, 2001,
“Light From a Burning Bridge” published by Rong Songs, ASCAP 2001



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