It won’t be long now. By the time the week is out, you’ll be able to listen to a full track from one of our first recordings! Crackle, hiss, sirens, birds, cicadas, friends, voices, sadness, redemption, our PRESTOs have caught it all. And we made it digital so that you can hear it for yourself. Until then, here’s our full library of video teasers so far:
Hearing your voice made ghostly by a machine from the past can do strange things to a man. When The Reverend John DeLore and Kara Suzanne updated the classic American murder ballad “Omie Wise” for The 78 Project, we warned them that the chip left over from the needle carving a groove into the acetate record was extremely flammable. Ok, maybe we also hinted it would make a mighty beautiful flare. That’s not to say we condone setting the streets on fire. Or take credit for it. John and Kara made the magic, we just remember it.
A generous spirit like Laura Burhenn’s shines brightest when surrounded by friends. So when The Mynabirds frontwoman came to Brooklyn to record for The 78 Project, we invited a crew of fellow musicians and neighbors over for a backyard party. The wine flowed, the piano found its way out onto the patio, and Laura’s voice went deep into acetate.
Exactly a month ago we spent an afternoon in the Children’s Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Dawn Landes. She sang, we put the needle down, the rest is history…yet to come.