a note from John McEuen:
Made in Brooklyn is my best record in 25 years, on Chesky Records.
This quality label specializes in hi-definition recording and is what I > have been hoping to find: a process that reproduces music that sounds like > it does when you are playing it. Using ONE microphone, a special binaural mic, all the players and singers circle it, and after balancing where people should be placed, we recorded. No headphones, overdubs, fixes, and it sounds wonderful.
I am asking your support in this and hoping you will order at least one, for in this current world of music retail initial response and sales mean
more than ever. Early reviewers are raving about it. If you have liked my past work, I think you will agree this is the best.
Please check it out! Info is below.
JohnMcEuen Made in Brooklyn
John McEuen brings together musical friends he has played with over his 50 years in music, most of whom had never met each other. McEuen gathered the artists, all of whom have helped define Americana Music, in a Brooklyn studio for a Hi-Def recording – 15 cuts recorded live thru a binaural mic in the quality for which Chesky is known.
A founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John is known as a distinguished solo artist and award-winning producer. Made in Brooklyn is
recorded in the same manner as the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken, initiated by McEuen in 1971.
String wizard John plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle backed by stellar players:
David Bromberg on acoustic guitar and slide, and finder of other magic notes. Friends since first meeting in 1970, as they say, “we go way back.” David also sings a classic Warren Zevon song and another > surprise.
John Cowan First met in 1972, Cowan was New Grass Revival’s lead singer, and became McEuen’s favorite singer. “I have had this lost
treasure of a song from the early ‘70s waiting for the right singer and Cowan killed it.”
John Carter Cash Johnny and June’s son, they have worked together several years on shows honoring the Carter Family music, and here pay homage to father Cash with a stellar version of I Still Miss Someone.
Steve Martin a life-long friend (54 years), Steve comes as a guest banjoplayer, on a Warren Zevon song. He suggested the album’s title while he was recording.
David Amram, an American jazz/folk/classicaltreasure himself, at 85 he has recorded and performed with everyone, and with McEuen for
the past 10 years – pennywhistle, flute, percussion – Amram and hails
from the Beatnik era.
Martha Redbone great songstress with whom John wrote music for the the words of British poet William Blake’s, “I Rose Up” – in the
fashion of old Appalachia.
Jay Ungar fiddle virtuoso Jay’s Ashokan Farewell put him out there with the Ken Burn’s Civil War documentary. John and Jay have played together many times over the past 35 years, and now take advantage of that relationship on record.
Andy Goessling hails from the hot jamband Railroad Earth, and has played with John numerous times. Andy covers clarinet, mandolin, zither,
Matt Cartsonis John’s musical road partner for countless shows when he ventures out from NGDB for the past 20 years. Matts acrobatic
and acerbic vocals match his guitar and mandola talents.
Skip Ward bassist, they met when John was producing the Grammy winning album Steve Martin’s “The Crow,” for which Skipwas the bass man. John says, “I knew he was the one for this variety of music and, I
have yet to hear him make a mistake!
Kevin Twigg Jazz drummer, he gave us the glue to hold us all together. He had the toughest job, but made those drums musical and his
years playing with David Amram showed as they worked percussion as a unit.
Release date: Sept. 30,2016 preorder now.
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