It’s exciting new music that is deeply rooted in traditional North American folk forms. You will hear echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds. They are all outstanding and versatile instrumentalists and great singers. And if anyone can match the youthful energy of his bandmates it is Ken Whiteley.
Songs: The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For, Beulah Land, How Fast Flies Time, Try Not To Fall, The Lone Pilgrim, Straight To You, Feel Just Like Goin On, Friends All Over The Place, Hands On That Guitar, Indian Buffett, Hackett’s Cove.
Musicians: Ken Whiteley (all guitars, mandolin, lap steel, mouth trumpets, jug, washboard, sruti box, accordion, dobro, mandocello, long necked banjo on track 12, lead vocals), Frank Evans (all other banjos, banjo uke, harmony vocals), Rosalyn Dennett (fiddle, harmony vocals), Ben Whiteley (string bass) with: Roman Tome (drums, percussion, hand claps), Basia Bulat (harmony vocals track 7), Bucky Berger, Mose Scarlett, Caroline Brooks, Eve Goldberg (friendly harmony vocals track 8)
All songs by Ken Whiteley (Pair-a-dice Music / SOCAN) except:
Beulah Land, The Lone Pilgrim and Feel Just Like Going On – traditional, adapted and arranged by Ken Whiteley
How Fast Flies Time by Ken Whiteley and Arthur Renwick
Engineered by Nicolas Tjelios at Casa Wroxton Studio, Toronto, Ontario
Recorded and mixed, June and July, 2014
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal, Quebec
Photography by Ellen Manney
Art design and illustration by A Man Called Wrycraft
Released on Borealis Records BCD234