All the Good Times

The SLO County Stumblers have a new album!

July 10, 2020. All the Good Times is available today as a digital download and 12″ vinyl, with CDs coming soon. And this morning, in keeping with the bizarro theme of 2020, we awoke to find the amazing coincidence that Gillian Welch and David Rawlings dropped an album today by the same name.

You know that saying that great minds think alike? We’d love to say that we’re pleased as punch to share mental greatness with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, but in fact we’re chalking this one up to pure coincidence. You see, back in 2019 we made our first record with plans to release it in May of 2020 at a series of tour dates we had scheduled (those were the days). Of course, we all know what happened next. So, we’ve been sitting on this record for quite a while now, trying to determine the best timing to release it.

We’re thrilled to share our music with the world! Please head over to our website or Bandcamp to order your copy of All the Good Times on limited edition vinyl, CD, or digital download. Thanks for your support.

Let the good times roll! http://stumblers.band

The SLO County Stumblers play hard-driving old time fiddle tunes and spirited songs, heavily influenced by the golden-era string bands of the 1920s and 30s.

Free Live Tracks from New World

DSC_6701-adj-webGreetings from New World String Project! Our mission has always been to bring folks together with our music, creating a sense of warmth and community in our modern world. But now, all four of us are hunkered down in our respective homes in Oregon and California, hoping for a timely end to the difficult days in which we live.

Since we can’t all be together, we want to share some live tracks that we recorded a while back at a club in Berkeley, CA called The Back Room. These six tracks will be released one per day for a week, starting on April 16. That’s the date we WOULD have played the first show on our Spring Tour through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. The tour has been postponed.

We are giving these tracks for free in hopes of lifting your spirits during the quarantine. However, you have the option to donate any amount when you download, if you desire. Tips are greatly appreciated, but not required.

We play extraordinary instruments and heartwarming music rooted in the Nordic, Celtic, and American folk traditions. New World String Project is Aryeh Frankfurter (nyckelharpa), John Weed (fiddle), Lisa Lynne (cittern, harp) and Stuart Mason (octave mandolin, guitar). Now being mixed and mastered in Germany, our first full-length studio album will be released in the coming weeks.

Until then–enjoy a gift of “quarantunes” from all four of us at New World String Project. One a day, starting on Thursday, April 16. Live tracks will be downloadable until April 30 on our website at newworldstringproject.com.