Music

Dear friends, our album is finished!

Our Victoria, BC, hometown CD Release is set for May 11th, 2019, 7:30pm, at Studio 553 in Chinatown. Seating is limited so please reserve by e-mailing hellostrangerproductions@gmail.com.

If you can’t make our CD Release, you can PRE ORDER your copy of the album now, by simply sending your mailing address and a $20 dollar e-transfer to oldpaintband{at}gmail.com. CD’s will be mailed out in the first week of May.

 

Have a listen to our first single, released April 12, 2019:

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Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Tad Ruszel, Victoria BC. Mastered by Brock McFarlane, CPS Mastering, Vancouver BC. Design and Layout by Wendy Wall, Off The Wall Design. Artwork by Taylor Ashton

Miriam Sonstenes (fiddle, guitar, vocals)

Jeff Dill (guitar, vocals)

Alex Rempel (bass track 1, 3, 4, 8, 9)

Jesse Cobb (mandolin track 1, 3, 9)

Miles Zurawell (banjo track 3)


A little bit more about making this album…

In the spring of 2018 we met up with our good friend of many years, Tad Ruszel, a wonderful musician and recording engineer, who was keen to help us finally make an album. We chose some of our favourite songs, some original, some covers, some traditional, and recorded through the spring and fall. We used different rooms in our house, recording some tracks live off the floor, and some with full separation. We took our time and really enjoyed getting to know the material we had already played a lot, as well as some of the newer original songs, getting deep into the world of each song until it felt just right.

The album features half original material and half covers from some of our favourite solo and duo artists – including Hank Williams, Dolly & Porter and The Louvin Brothers. It also features some amazing guest musicians – Jesse Cobb (mandolin), Alex Rempel (bass), and Miles Zurawell (banjo). Recording these songs was an honour and we owe much to our friend Tad Ruszel, always enthusiastic, supportive and meticulous in all the best ways.

Making music is something we live for. Every time we sit down and play, time stops, worries fade and everything feels good…we hope to have captured this feeling in our music, and we cannot wait to share our first album with you all.

Miriam & Jeff