Mouths of Babes, the band who offers "all the feelings, all the time", has roots in my former collaborators Girlyman. I came onto this project in summer 2016, after they took over production duties for their first full-length record, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It's poignant, soulful, intelligent, and overall really good.
Dawn Xiana Moon is a singer/songwriter and friend who works in several languages, including English, Chinese, and French. We had a lot of fun working together and making this record. I wasn't at the sessions where the guzheng and erhu were recorded, unfortunately, but I think the results are pretty cool.
Another solid release from Girlyman. I played on just the couple of tracks showing here, recorded remotely at my home studio.
Lis Harvey is a dear friend and a wonderful talent. We made this record a little while after she turned heads and bent ears with her tour of the 50 states (52 shows!) in 60 days, and I still like it quite a bit. The three tunes here are some of my favorites, but the whole thing is worthwhile.
Working on this project with Girlyman was a thrill. I had been a fan of theirs for years, and we'd become friends, but never worked together before this. We made this recording, toured a little bit, and without putting too fine a point on it, it was joyful.
Sam and I worked together for a little while in Chameleon World before I decamped for Los Angeles, but I was still surprised when I heard the roughs for this record. This record represents a slice in time for her new direction, having played banjo for not all that long, but writing some cool material, and singing her ass off.