(I pull myself from the media-monster to create this alternative news briefing, about life in a bubble and home-made arts-and-crafts)
The Upfolk 2 album is ready to go. It's been a year in the making!
Last February it was Ben Handel and Aaron Comforty and myself, rehearsing the bass and drums every day for a month. Then we made a demo, and I took it to Rich Morpurgo, who was just a guy that I called on the phone. Rich turned out to be a totally competent, fun, and a genius engineer.
We spent three days in the studio as a band, and went back for some more dates over the next few months to add other instruments and vocal tracks. For the last month, Rich and I have been mixing the album long distance--he sends me the edits and I send him notes.
Let me tell you emphatically: this album would not be here without your support. I appreciate it so much. It is my dream and my joy to create music projects like this one. I hope you get something good out of it.
Also, a huge thanks, to the folks who performed on the album. Lilly, Eileen, Allison, Fanny, Dennis, David, Diederik, Rich, Aaron, Ben, and Marc. Been a gurt pleasure.
I'll be taking physical copies with me on tour, and then releasing the digital version online next month. Here's the final track from the album, named after the folk song where-from I stole it's melody. Diederik Van Wassenaer is playing violin and viola. What cha think?
Cheers to my $6+ patrons! I'll be sending you free download codes for the album soon.