"My music is about life, building community, and giving good messages to people to make society stronger."
— Boubacar Diabate
News from The Hall...
Winter 2013 has been an incredible time here at the studio, working on a wide variety of recording projects. Yarina, a lovely family of human beings, began work on a recording here, bringing their sparkling, joyous Ecuadorian folk music into the space. Pam McCann is nearing completion with her album she's been working on here for some time now, as is Back On The Train. In addition to these client projects, I have a number of projects underway for myself and with others - it's been too long! 35th Parallel has begun a new album, I'm working on a solo project, a piano/oud improvisation duo, and a trio collaboration with David Maxwell and Geni Skendo, featuring shakuhachi, gongs, and electric oud. When all these come to fruition, the world will know.
One of the members of Yarina handed me tracks for his solo album as he was walking out the door from the Yarina sessions, asking me to bring the project along into it's final mixes. The recording was tracked in a variety of locations and brings together a fantastic crew of musical compatriots, inlcluding members of his family (Yarina), my long time friend and collaboratuer Andrew Dow on bass and his wife Yuriana Sobrino on drums and percussion, Alex Alvear, and many other fabulous musicians. Here is one track from the album, "Taki".
Saturday March 23, 2 pm
Albright Art Gallery
Downstairs @32 Main St., Concord MA
Saturday April 20
2582 South Road, Marlboro, VT
Friday April 26
Arlington Middle School
May 18, 7:30-9:00pm
First Parish Church in Lexington
7 Harrington Road