Album notes from CD Baby:
Songs on a Stick is the result of two pals going to Beijing for a month and documenting what happened in songs. Owen Davis from West Virginia and Todd Steed from Tennessee turn listeners on to a vivid aural postcard. Songs about friends, pollution, cheap guitars, questionable beer, dorm living and trains all come together to form a tasty traveler’s stew.
And more from Bandcamp:
All songs were written or nearly written in China during the summer of 2012. Or pretty much, so. Or at least about China. Honestly, we aren’t sure. This is the first duo recording from Owen and Todd, who have been musical and human pals since 1986. Thanks to Tsinghua University for the inspiration.