New Album - Adeline
I had so much fun making this album, and I'm so proud to be a part of it! Today is July 23 and it has officially "dropped" (as the cool kids like to say). You can download it or order a hard copy here at www.adelineoldtime.com , or stream it wherever you like to listen to music for free!
"ADELINE Brings together five musicians from four of today’s most beloved bands in old-time, bluegrass, and folk music. Adrian Gross on mandolin (The Slocan Ramblers), Mark Kilianski on guitar (Golden Shoals), Sam Allison on upright bass and bass harmonica (Sheesham and Lotus), John Showman on fiddle, and Chris Coole on the banjo (The Lonesome Ace Stringband). Captured at a 3-day recorded jam in the winter of 2021, the group play a selection of 15 old-time fiddle tunes with an overwhelming feeling of freedom and joy. www.adelineoldtime.com
New Single "My Name is Lie" coming on August 13!
I'm excited to release my 2nd single this year. Here's a preview of the song and video.
This song is a banjo-y meditation on the post-truth era we seem so hopelessly bogged down in. It's sung from the perspective of the lie itself. I was inspired by the Dock Boggs song "A Conversation with Death" or "Oh Death" where death is given a voice. So, if a lie could talk, "My Name is Lie" is what I imagine it might be saying in today's world. I'm not sure how obvious it is, but the last two verses deal with the pandora's box that is social media and how it has allowed lies to access "light speed" so to speak.
...Gonna buy two copies for my mother!
Well, it might not be the cover of The Rolling Stone, but I'm very honoured to be featured in the Oct/Nov issue of The Banjo Newsletter!
My great old friend and musical accomplice Scott Prouty interviewed me last spring, and managed to not make me sound stupid! Thanks Scott! If you don't know the magazine, The Banjo Newsletter has been the premiere media outlet for all things banjo for something like 30 years! Big thanks to publisher Donald Nitchie for being so supportive of my music over the years.