The first new album in four years from The Foghorns.
- After 60,000 miles touring in five countries, the band STAYED HOME for this record.
- Our first time not recording live to tape in a decade.
- Songwriter Bart Cameron had two children while this album was made.
- The Foghorns were Knick Knack Records first release. Now the label is established.
- This is part one of a two-part concept.
The Foghorns are: Bart Cameron: vocals, guitars, harmonica; Jason Kopec: drums, pots and pans; Ken Nottingham: bass; Lauren Trew: bass clarinet, vocals; Colin Nelson: choir-leader, percussion; Matthew Ploszaj: choir; Casey Ruff: choir; David Rossman: choir on Ain’t I a Man; Peter Colclasure: piano, accordion.
This CD was recorded by Colin J Nelson at Her Car Studios in Fremont, Seattle, WA.
Personnel on this album:
Bart Cameron: vocals, guitars, harmonica
Jason Kopec: drums, pots and pans
Ken Nottingham: bass
Lauren Trew: bass clarinet, vocals
Colin Nelson: choir-leader, percussion
Matthew Ploszaj: choir
Casey Ruff: choir
David Rossman: choir on Ain’t I a Man
Peter Colclasure: piano, accordion.
About this music:
Alana at the Conor Byrne, JJ at Blue Moon, and Mamma Casserole at Comet Tavern, along with Levi Fuller at Ball of Wax and Greg Vandy from KEXP’s show The Roadhouse all encouraged us and gave us forums for live performances over the four years that it took to develop this sound. We are extremely grateful for their support. And we are extremely grateful that fans have paid money and devoted the energy to head out into the very late night and catch our shows.
More about this music:
This is our first experience with track recording in the last decade. We prided ourselves on being a live band and on touring long and hard. The amazing Charles Bork has recorded us using mono quarter inch technology, and we love those records. But this CD, (and the second part of it, which will be released later this year), is a digital recording.
Colin J. Nelson recorded everything. Colin and Bart produced the record. Bart got guidance from Jon Rooney of Virgin of the Birds. Through digital recording, we were able to overdub vocals, and Peter Colclasure flew out from his new home in California to contribute his accordion and piano playing.
As for long hard touring, there are towns we owe a lot to: Edinburgh, Reykjavik, London, Copenhagen, Cleveland, New York City, San Diego. Touring in the past was fantastic. But the experience of living our lives in Seattle, experiencing the day to day, being there for each other and for family and friends… this music is a product of that. Of living in one place and putting down roots.