Although it feels a little silly to talk about Christmas music in October, here I am sharing some holiday news with you. Our new album “The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs in and out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook” was released today, October 15, on Smithsonian Folkways.
This album was a labor of love. Over the last four years, we worked sporadically in our home studio, collaborating with friends and neighbors and finding new ways to sing and play old Christmas songs. Really old Christmas songs! We are joined by Peggy Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, Gail Ann Dorsey, Dan Zanes, Chris Wood, Marco Benevento, Happy Traum, Aoife O’Donovan, John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Mike+Ruthy, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Joan Osborne, Suzan-Lori Parks and more more more. I won’s say much more about it right now, maybe I will wait til it gets just a little bit colder outside! But for now, I wanted to celebrate it’s release date, and let you know that it is here, when and if you are ready to hear it.
Also! We will be in Richmond VA this coming weekend! We have never been to nor played music in Richmond VA- this is exciting! Please join us and spread the word if you can . We will be joined by our friend Dan Zanes which should be so much fun.
Also this weekend is the Fall Family Fun Festival at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge NY. We played this event last year and had such a beautiful day. We will be joined again by our dear friends Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Join us and learn to make a broom, paint a pumpkin or make and drink apple cider with us!
elizabeth mitchell and you are my flower