Well, howdy stranger.
We will be touring for a beautiful mad dash, mid-week, to catch a one-of-a-kind festival in the Sierra Nevadas. If you want more information on it, look it up, Lost Sierra Hoedown.
It's a journey, and it's worth it.
On the No Pardon front, we're busy being people over here; making money when the opportunities afford us, and spending time in the studio. Rosalind is designing cover art for our album, the days flow shorter as winter slinks in slowly, and the stars on the coast are simply perfect at night.
Below is a little vid of us from tonight at practice. We will play at the Hoedown on Thursday to open the festival up at 1. This festival is SOLD OUT! Featuring The Mother Hips, The Stone Foxes, Willy Tea Taylor & The Risky Biscuits, Randy Mandy, Sam Chase and the Untraditional, Joe Kaplow, Caitlin Jemma... the list goes on! If its rains, well, the Rainbow Girls will be there, so don't u fear. We won't be staying the whole weekend, due to the call of life and work at home.
This is an old time fiddle tune, Booth Shot Lincoln. Learned it in Western NC, it's a tune Marcus Martin played (neither the Dallas Cowboys Center player, nor this https://www.gofundme.com/marcus-martin... the OT fiddler from the Appalachians of Western NC).
This is our take on it.
We are working hard, finished tracking!! Now listening back to our tracks in the studio. It's a belabored process... we are giving birth to a 12 song album, complete with 11 originals and our take on Nick Lowe's song, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.
Recording puts me in a microcosm state of mind, looking through the each song through the audiological microscope, noticing tiny bits of mayhem (mayhem as in "A state of violent disorder or riotous confusion; havoc") and analyzing tones and overtones, subliminal bass, and other studio wizardry. It's a gift to have a solid team to make it all come together.
Here is the link for our title track for the album, Woodpecker Waltz.
We will have a video for you folks to check out before Christmas. January keep your ears peeled for a number of new radio earworms. :)
Speaking of earworms, I invite you to give a listen to a couple new albums that are serving that purpose for me right now.
And Willie Tea:
See you everywhere,
That One Fiddler