We hope this note finds you well and that you had a wonderful holiday week. Hopefully the holiday's not over and you're relaxing with loved ones this weekend as well!
While we were celebrating all the things we have been thankful for this year, we couldn't help but think of you, and all that your support has done to forward The 78 Project. We had two exciting announcements this week, our very first soundtrack and our newest episode. Both are milestones for us, and we're so excited to share them with you.
The four members of International Blues Express - Sidi Toure and Abdoulaye Kone dit Kandjafa from Mali, Cedric Watson and Desiree Champagne from Louisiana - are bonded by the common language of French, and were bonded to us by it, too, when we recorded with them this Fall. Heritage, experience and instinct all combine so that musicians, filmmakers, recordists, from different continents and different corners of them, are all communicating in this episode.
The 78 we made with International Blues Express has two Side As. In the next installment, the Cajuns take the lead, and lead us from birth to the unknown beyond it. We'll let you know when it's live!
Our very first soundtrack just became available for pre-order on limited edition vinyl + digital. The 78 Project: Volume 1 features Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, The Wandering, Rosanne Cash w/ John Leventhal, Marshall Crenshaw, Valerie June, Leah Siegel, Adam Arcuragi, Reverend John DeLore & Kara Suzanne, Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan, Amy LaVere, Vandaveer and Dawn Landes.