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Country-rock trio Borderline was shaped in Woodstock, NY, in the fall months of 1971 by singer/guitarist Jim Rooney (an alumnus from the Cambridge, MA, folk community alongside famous brands Maria Muldaur and Eric Von Schmidt, and a onetime skill planner for the Newport Folk Event) in tandem with singer/guitarist siblings Jon and David Gershen, who previously joined up with forces in the brand new York Town country-rock combo the Montgomeries. Rooney 1st fulfilled Jon Gershen at close by Bearsville Studios, and with the next addition of sibling David, Borderline was quickly authorized to United Performers’ Avalanche subsidiary, contacting neighbors like the Band’s Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson, David Sanborn, and Ben Keith to record their 1973 debut LP Nice Dreams and Calm Wishes. The follow-up Second Recording continued to be unreleased until 2001.

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