Fiddler John Weed and singer Stuart Mason will be recording and releasing our new duo album early in 2017.
PROJECT UPDATE – $3K GOAL
The new album is in the can! All 11 tracks have been recorded, with our brilliant engineer Ryan Davidson on the knobs, and we are making some final tweaks before sending them off to Germany for mixing and mastering. We are feeling pretty good about the variety of material: Irish reels and jigs and waltzes, American songs, old time and Quebecois and Acadian fiddle tunes, played on fiddles, guitar, banjo, bouzouki, and mandola. But we still need your help! Our newly adjusted goal is $3000 and we need every penny to do this right. Remember, for as little as $10 you can join our team and get an exclusive download of the record before the general public. Please help!
Slated for release in the spring, we have tentatively titled this project “Across the Pond.” The music promises to feature John’s most fiery trad-Irish fiddle tunes, Stuart’s American-roots songs as well as a sprinkling of old-timey tunes and newer surprises as well. And we’ve launched a fan fundraising campaign here on TILT: DONATE.
In early January, John and Stu will be packing up their fiddles, guitars, banjo, bouzouki, and mandola and migrating northward to the rugged Pacific coast near Fort Bragg, California to make this record. There in the misty gloom of towering redwoods and pounding surf we will temporarily shed the hustle and bustle of our modern lives and for one precious week, focus on our deep love for traditional music.
We’ve enlisted the help of engineer and ethnomusicologist Ryan Davidson, who helped produce Stu’s TRADITION record, to capture the music. We plan to send rough mixes to Juergen Treys (of Cara, Litha) in Germany for mixing and mastering. Juergen is the studio wizard who mixed and mastered the new album LIFT from Molly’s Revenge.
Your contributions and preorders of the new album will help us to meet our many expenses in producing “Across the Pond.” Any amount is welcome from $10 or more, and EVERY donor will receive a download code for the digital album before its release date. Any donation of $25 or more will receive a signed advance copy of the hard copy CD, before its release date.
Thank you for your support of traditional music!