While writing a commercial on spec for Farmer John, the meat manufactuer in L.A., I saw a rural mural of Nebraska farm life, painted in vivid colors, showing cartoonish characters a block around the plant. I was fascinated to recreate what I saw musically. I researched Nebraska, it's great past, rich present and projected a musical future I saw after I lived there for a time. It's all here as arranged by the late great Gerald Wiggins, who sad to say, just passed in 2008. I recorded this work in the shadow of Mt. Rushmore at a tiny studio in Blackhawk, South Dakota with The Koda Trio. My hope is to literally have a Nebraska Masquerade on the plains for the people to enjoy globally, featuring recording stars singing six hundred and eighty-five original songs of mine in a challenge to the recording industry contest on the Billboard top 100 chart for charity and what's good for business, capitalistic competition! To read and request the lyric content only of the catalogue, the roster and budget, and then pre-order the missing online and offline: customers, investors and sponsors, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.