So many people said they loved our last album that we decided to do it again!
But making our follow-up to “Crooked Fiddle” wasn’t easy. This album was made against the odds -- Michael lives in Cincinnati, where he is a sought-after cello teacher and mentor. Aaron lives in greater Philly, with a family and a demanding daygig.
We stole moments to write and record whenever we could, penning lyrics in the car on the way to gigs. We recorded in basements and attics of friends and family all over the eastern half of the country (as well as a few studios, too).
This project took more than a year to put together, pausing last summer when Michael’s father passed away.
We’re mighty proud of this album, and we think you’ll like it a lot. It is both soothing and stirring, comfortable and adventurous. It takes chances and sends you in new musical and lyrical directions.
We used the proceeds from our last album to pay for the recording of this one. We’ll need your help to pay for the mixing, mastering, album art, pressing and promotion, updating our Web site for the new project, and other small expenses. If we exceed our goal we can do more ambitious things, like make a music video.
This album is slated to be released in October, but if you pre-order, you will be among the first to hear it, well before its formal release.
01. “Northwind” by Michael J. Ronstadt
02. “Hang on for the Ride” by Aaron Nathans.
03. “Turncoat Peanut” by Aaron Nathans
04. “Undone” by Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt
05. “Old Waltzes and Skylights” by Michael G. Ronstadt & Aaron Nathans
06. “The Strength to Not Fight Back” by Aaron Nathans
07. “Old Film” by Aaron Nathans
08. “Conshohocken Curve” by Aaron Nathans, Michael G. Ronstadt & Serenity Fisher
09 “Another One Bites the Dust” by John Deacon/Queen
10. “Peace and Safety” by Michael G. Ronstadt
11. “The ‘I Love You’ Heart” by Aaron Nathans & Dale Kidd
12. “Run Run Run Away” by Michael G. Ronstadt
Recorded all over the place:
Phoenixville, PA at “Little Spiders Studio have Big Dreams” Studio by Ernie Tokay & Daniel Bower
Chester Heights, PA; Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Jamaica Estates, NY by Michael G. Ronstadt
Wallingford, PA by Harvey The Handyman
Philadelphia, PA at Sine Studios by Matt Teacher
Brooklyn, NY by Chris Kelly at Studio Diablo
Featuring Chris Kelly (drums); Brad Yoder (soprano saxophone, glockenspiel); and Andrew Nath (vocals) as recorded by Mark Croft in Wisconsin.
Mixed in Rutland, VT by Phil Henry
Mastered in New York, NY by Mark Dann
Funded by YOU.
Risks and challenges
We've already funded the recording sessions. We still need help funding the duplication of the physical CD's, paying for album artwork and photos, promotion, as well as paying the folks who have graciously done post-production work for us already. All your help will get this album into the hands of folks who love music, and we thank you in advance for that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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