|Brian Selznick, creator of the album art for our Christmas record “The Sounding Joy” and author or “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” has a new book out this month and I believe it is his best work yet!|
|Ida Pearle, the artist who created the album artwork for our records “You Are My Little Bird” and “Sunny Day”- has just released an extraordinarily beautiful book called “The Moon is going to Addy’s House.”|
|And finally, my dear friend Amy Helm released her debut solo album “Didn’t It Rain” this summer and it’s gorgeous. My husband Daniel helped to write and produce the record and I sing on a track called “Deep Water” with Amy and the great Catherine Russell.|
Here is a fun video of Amy and Daniel playing in a tiny van in Colorado!
Ruth Crawford Seeger
This weekend I am producing a fundraiser for the High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, NY.
The concert is a tribute to the songbooks of Ruth Crawford Seeger, and features Susie Ibarra, Simi Stone, Amy Helm, Mike+Ruthy, Happy Traum, Zach Djanikian, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Bill and Livia Vanaver, Betsy Blachly and Henry Chapin, Evan Stover, Jacob Silver, Emily Schaad and The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers and more!
Good morning friends,
It is a sunny and windy saturday morning here in woodstock and I can’t stop thinking about Joni Mitchell. She has given us so much through her songs, and I want to send her something back, just some sunshine from our mountain. I posted a recording here on our site we made many years ago but never released, a love note to sweet Joni from saskatoon. It is here on our site and I will leave it up for a few days. Feel better soon Joni!
(Please find the track in our music player along the side of the page.)
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year greetings to you! We are starting 2015 off right and driving down the road to play the Winter Hoot at the beautiful Ashokan Center in Olivebridge NY on Saturday January 31 at 11am. We will only play a handful of shows this year, so join us if you can! The very very lovely Simi Stone will be singing with me that day, and my husband Daniel will even make a rare appearance since he is home from the road, so this will be a special morning. Also joining us will be our hosts Mike and Ruthy, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and more surprise guests. If you want to feel some joy and warmth on a cold winter’s morning, this is the place to be.
Summer Hoot 2013, with Simi Stone, Dan Zanes, Natalie Merchant and Pete Seeger
I am so grateful to be singing on Natalie Merchant‘s new album- never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined this crazy good fortune to come my way! The Telegraph calls the album “Quietly magnificent” and I agree completely. Here is a very powerful video from the album, out now on Nonesuch Records. Singing in the studio with Natalie on this song was a very special day for me.
Grammy Awards 2014
We had a wonderful time at the Grammy Awards last month- we might not have gone home with a gold statue, but we felt like absolute winners, surrounded by our awesome family that came to celebrate with us.
We are so grateful that our album “Blue Clouds” was nominated- Storey’s godfather Brian Selznick wrote the fascinating liner notes for the album about cover artist Remy Charlip, and he joined us for the day- Brian is standing directly above me in this family picture, along with Storey’s cousins, aunts, uncles and our dear friend David Serlin.
Thanks to uncle Robert for taking the picture!
Grammy Nomination for Blue Clouds!
Well oh my we found out last night that our album “Blue Clouds” was nominated for a Grammy! We are so excited and grateful to be in such good company, with our fellow nominees Alastair Moock, Justin Roberts, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jennifer Gasoi.
Love and thanks to the wonderful musicians and artists who lent their hands to “Blue Clouds”- Remy Charlip, Brian Selznick, Sonya Cohen Cramer, Gisel Florez, Anna Padgett, Michael and Penny Littleton, Mike and Ruthy, Jay and Molly, Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs, Clem Waldmann, Justin Guip, Jean Cook, Nancy Chusid, Kirsten Jacobson, Warren Defever, Chris Edwards, Jane Scarpantoni, Libby Constan, Rodman Stout, Emma Loewen, Joey Driscoll, Somto and Ken Ejinkone.
California here we come!