Just in case you can’t wait for the Lomax Project album to come out on March 3, the good folks over at CBC’s “First Listen” are streaming the full album on their website until the release date. Have a listen and enjoy!
Happy 100th birthday to Alan Lomax! To celebrate his centennial, we’re releasing the first song from the forthcoming Lomax Project album. Click the video below to listen and please help us spread the music by sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
The album will be out March 3rd on Borealis Records and includes 20 songs, 15 musicians and a 56-page booklet with extensive song notes, essays, and photographs. Musicians include Grammy-winning songsmith Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molksy, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Brittany Haas, Julian Lage, Eli West, Mollie O’Brien, and more.
I’m excited to announce that my new album will be out on March 3, 2015 on Borealis Records. Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and reimagine traditional music. The album’s nineteen songs include Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. It features Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smliey, Brittany Haas, Eli West, Greg Garrison, Joe Phillips, Molly O’Brien and more. The package has a 54-page booklet with extensive song notes, a foreword by Grammy-winning music scholar Stephen Wade and a photo essay shot by longtime Nonesuch photographer Michael Wilson. A major six-month tour starts in February. Check out the dates here.
Oh my goodness. We did it! All of us. Together. Almost 500 people backed the Kickstarter. More than I ever imagined. I feel incredibly moved by your outpouring of support, enthusiasm and belief in this project.
I look forward to sharing the record-making process with you and will be in touch soon with news, updates and sneak previews. In the meantime, I’m going to unplug for a little bit, take my kids to the park, have a nap and try to savour and celebrate this incredible thing we did. Hope you do too!
With immense gratitude,
I just launched my first-ever Kickstarter campaign to record a new album with Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas, Moira Smiley, Margaret Glaspy, Eli West, Greg Garrison, Julian Lage, Ron Miles and more. Click here to watch a short documentary, pre-order the album, check out our exclusive rewards and most importantly, help make this album possible. We’d really love your support!
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