Perhaps the toughest part about this project is going to be motivating several people around the country. I am dedicated to completing this, but if I need a specific part done with short notice I have to hope that someone in another timezone is available to lay down some tracks.
Check out the map to see our current distribution.
One remedy to this difficulty: keep on recruiting more musicians. Redundancy is key! If one musician is unavailable, then hopefully the next can take the reigns. I already have 2 banjo players, 2 bassists, 4 guitarists, and as of today, I have 2 new mandolinists!
I’d like you to welcome to the project Ann and Rob.
I met Ann through a friend at work. We were discussing the project and my current need for a mandolin player, and she said “hey my sister can play, you should talk to her!” I then learned that Ann also plays the violin! Long story short, Ann was a shoo in. Great to have her on board.
Rob is a fellow bandmate of Dan in The Hollows. He has a great voice and definitely knows how to handle his mandle. (I take full credit for that one.) I met him at the last show I went to and he seems excited about being involved. This is great!
And last but not least, we have another female vocalist on the roster. I met Nicole at Michigan State University a few years ago after “rescuing” her from an apparently sketchy party. Somehow we eventually got to discussing music and she sang a little tune for me.
From that moment, I decided that I must someday collaborate with her! And now, I think we have the perfect voice for Abram’s wife. Have a listen for yourself and check out the song Two Whys here. She is actually releasing a CD very soon with her friend, check them out!
Things are looking good! Of course a few more people couldn’t hurt…