We’ve spent much of the spring and summer working on a new recording of our “grownup” music, titled Stories We Could Tell. We’ve had a lot of requests at our live performances for some of our most recent originals like Mike’s “It’d Still Be You” and Carleen’s “October Roses”. In addition to these two, we’ve recorded four other new originals: “Fire and Coals”, “Nature of the Light”, “Empty Rooms”, and “Flying”, as well as our first studio recording of Carleen’s often-requested “Cottonwoods”. To round things out, we added a favorite traditional flat-picking tune, “Beaumont Rag”, the folk chestnut “Darcy Farrow”, and a John B. Sebastian tune that has been a personal anthem for us for years, “Stories We Could Tell” (the title song).
It took some burning of the proverbial midnight oil, but we finished the project in time to take it with us to the Folk Alliance Far-West conference in Oakland, California in mid-October. We had a blast at the conference, played a lot (including at the legendary Freight and Salvage in Berkeley), and talked shop with some outstanding musicians and folk community folks. A lot of them ended up with copies of “Stories We Could Tell”, and we hope you can, too! Look for it on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. Are you streaming all of your music these days? Take a listen on Spotify or Apple Music!
Let us know what you think!